Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blood Pressure Issues

The last time I went to the clinic, they said my blood pressure was high. This was unusual for me, because I have always has low blood pressure. I remember when I was pregnant, the nurse told me several times that I had enviable blood pressure, especially for a big girl. I think that was her nice way of saying that because I was, and still am, fat, that my blood pressure should have been worse. The clinic sent me for blood work because of the high blood pressure, and everything came back fine. Since then, I have been checking it myself whenever I go into the pharmacy to pick up Ryan's medicines. Sometimes it is high, and sometimes it is low. I really need to get a blood pressure monitor to keep at home, so I can check it at the same time every day. I hear that's the best way to get true readings.

It concerns me, too, that Junior's has been high. His dad has had heart problems for years, and it worries me that Junior is headed down the same road. This is one of the main reasons I'm wanting us both to lose weight. We did go for a walk today while the kids were in school, and even though it wasn't nearly as long as I would have liked, it is a step in the right direction.

5 comments:

KAT said...

I hope everything with the blood pressure for both you and Junior works out ok? You are on the right track...even a little, is better than nothing...just remember that, ok?

Oh, and I tagged you with a fun meme over at my blog, and I am still lmao from my answers....wanna play along??? I'd love to hear your answers!!!

Take care,
Kat

Sam, Missy and Alex said...

Don't play around with the BP issue! Take care and keep us posted!!!

And you know, that it could be "family induced!!!" from the lovely peeps who drive you nuts at times that could seriously make it spike! Just be careful!

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Sam, Missy and Alex said...

Well dang it I have tried to delete the above second comment and it won't let me, sorry!

Sam, Missy and Alex said...

AGGHHHH ! It DID delete it! AGH! Its driving me crazy! OH God and now my blood pressure is going up!!! Stoooopid Blogger.com!!!! AGH! LOL