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Pre hypertension.....you have got to be kidding!!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Well when it rains, it pours. Yesterday after having a wonderful Easter with my children and fiancé', I took the kids to get their Easter stuff. Well I tried Rite Aid first thinking that maybe some of that stuff would be marked down already, but was sadly mistaken. So the eldest girl had to use the restroom which is in the back of the store by the pharmacy. So while she was in, I decided to check my blood pressure. Now the story behind that is, last wk I had a headache for like 3 days which wasn't a migraine. So I called my mom just to see what she was doing and somehow we got to chatting about the headache. The 1st words she utters is, "are you sure you don't have high blood pressure." So I say no, I think I'm just not getting enough rest. Well she has hypertension as well as my 31 yr old sis-who has probably had it for at least 5 yrs. Anyway, I said that there was no way I was getting it! I mean I have always had low pressure no matter my size or stress.

Well I'm not sure how accurate those self test blood pressure machines are in Wal-Mart and Rite Aid, but I tested and the darn thing said 137 over 77!!!!!!!! Oh my freakin' goodness!!! That is the highest I have ever seen my blood pressure and from reading the chart I'm pre hypertension state. So to add to the non forgiving mirror, clothes that don't fit the way I would like them to, pictures that always speak the truth; I might as well add hypertension to the list. Somewhere, something has to give me a break. I mean I can't win for losing! I am about at the end of the rope. I mean the edge is near and I have to do something to keep from stepping over it!
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  • EBONYLIFE
    Before claiming pre-hypertension, I would suggest you log your blood pressure for at least a week and then contact your physician if it's consistently high. Take a deep breath and continue to work hard towards your goals!

    Sonya
    3770 days ago
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