Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nurse Hatchett and my BP.

First I must apologise for not posting this week, and for the lack of photos, but it's been one of those weeks. I shall bore you to death with an explanation. Last Friday week I had a long time coming appointment at the Women's Hospital that's probably all I need to say isn't it. I got there and a frighteningly efficient nurse took me into a room to weight me, (not good), and take my height and blood pressure. There in hangs the tale, I have high blood pressure, I'm on medication and it's recently been increased, when Nurse Hatchett took my BP all hell broke loose and the upshot was I had to put my feet up and calm down, I was calm until she scared me.She said I could have a heart attack or stroke at any minute, that will make any one's heart beat at 102 beats a minute don't you think.
My GP was rung and all sorts of things said including me going there after I'd left the hospital. I actually went after work,  I had felt fine till then, the specialist came in and told me to lose weight he did say more( but I'll keep that to ourselves, need I say large baby), what a surprise that was and after 2 hours in the place I was allowed to go. By the way they were tearing down the old nurses home which is a landmark building in ChCh as it was damaged. I thought I would throw that in as an aside. So I'm on a diet plan, have appointment with the dietician and have to see the practice nurse every week plus I have another med to take each day. Have been running, walking and beating the hell out of the punch bag in the garage. I have made a decision not to bore you with the saga of losing weight as it's my battle and I have so much support from "the men" and the people I work with, I'm going to carry on with the things I love to do but  spend more time getting fit and healthy. So I did go to the market and I did get a bargain or two, actually got lots of fresh veges as well. I shall post the photos tomorrow, sorry I haven't done them yet. Love Aunt Bee.

4 comments:

  1. Oh dear and here am I waiting for the result of blood tests for cholesterol, blood sugar, and something else I have forgotton. We are at "That age" I am afraid where all the years of living the high life are coming back to haunt us. Isn't it boring

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  2. There's nothing like getting your blood pressure taken to raise your blood pressure I've found! All the best for your return to great health. Large babies - I hear you. lol

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  3. My husband has 'white coat syndrome' -his blood pressure shoots up every time he visits the doctor. He bought himself a bp monitor which he uses regularly at home and his bp is absolutely fine. Mine is also fine despite being 5 stone (about 30 kg I think) -go figure.
    Best of luck with your weight loss battle.

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  4. I know exactly how you feel..this all happened to me a few years ago..I am on a BP med and it does work...it is not easy to hear these things but.....it can all be put right so keep that in mind.....just think all I have to lose is one pound....just one.... then ...after that....one more...it makes it a little easier....lots of hugs for some one who understands!!

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