Smiles today!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Since the beginning of the year I have been having high BP readings. I think just going to have it taken was making it even higher! Last week I went and it was 200/92 and I just wanted to cry. I have this thing that I do not want to take more medicine but the dr said, he felt I needed a water pill and potassium pill. Reluctantly I agreed. But this past week I also learned that 1 ounce 80% or higher cocoa daily will help your bp. You can be sure I ran out and got 85% which was the highest percent I could find. Then I read that eating a stick of celery daily would help too. So needless to say I found myself eating a stick of plain celery daily.
This morning as I sat in the dr office to have my BP checked my mind was running wild. Did any of this help? As the nurse took my BP she said, what have you been doing? Grief filled my mind as she said 120/74! Amen I know or think that some of the things I have been doing must have helped so I will continue doing the same thing.
When the dr came in he asked, How are you doing? I said, GREAT! Look at my BP! He smiled and said, let me get to that page. When he smiled I knew that he had seen it. He asked if there is any problems and I said just some moring cramps....His response was, " EAT GREEN"
So goes the reason for my SMILES today...

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    Thank you so much! My mother has high blood pressure and we have been looking for ways to bring it down without more medicine. Thank you for giving up something pleasant to try!!!!
    3638 days ago
    That's wonderful!! Congratulations!! See chocolate really does make everything better!!
    3639 days ago
    I am SO GLAD yours was the FIRST Blog I read tonight ! When I saw "SMILES" and UR name I said to myself "this is THE ONE I am GOING to START with !! Am I GLAD I DID ! That's just FANTASTIC news !!! CONGRATS with a SUPER DUPER in front of it ! keep up the healthy eating !!! Nows THAT the ANSWER to meds ! I am on ENOUGH of them !!! Maybe I should have YOU doing MY research !
    3639 days ago
    That is great news, bp down woohoo!
    3639 days ago
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    Way to go on getting that BP down!!
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    I have a habit of having a higher bp when I go to the doctors, or give blood. I have to remember to relax - maybe I should try eating 85% cocoa a few days before I go! Congrats on lowering your bp! emoticon
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    I am so happy for you. Nothing beats getting good news at the doctors. Keep up the good work.

    3639 days ago
    congratulations to you!!! emoticon
    3639 days ago
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