Thursday, March 27, 2008

Goin' Slow

My sons rushed me to the hospital Wednesday night because while I was watching a favorite TV show, I suddenly felt dizzy and everything seemed to spin.

They took my blood pressure in the emergency room and they found out I had hypertension. I just couldn't believe it because I have always been one with a very low BP, 90/60 is normal to me. My BP that moment was 140/85.

So they gave me a tablet which they put under my tongue and made me rest for an hour.
My pressure went down to 120 in ten minutes.

I was allowed to go home after I promised I'll go slow from then on.

Now, I have to take medication daily to control my blood pressure. They tell me I have to take care of my diet as well.

Menopause really sucks, this is all I can say.

Well, I will still continue writing here and reading my favorite blogs but I have to go slow...


Lynne said...

Oh my goodness! Just be happy you caught it by going to the doctor and can get it under control.

The_Sphinx's World said...

I feel fortunate that my sons forced me to go to the hospital because if I had my way, I would have just rested thinking it was only because I overworked myself.

piebuko said...


I hope you're feeling better now. High blood pressure are treacherous. It's really great that you have your children to take care of you. :)

The_Sphinx's World said...

thank you Pie. Yes, I know that hypertension is treacherous. My mom died on her third attack and she was two years younger than I am now when she died. My children are really taking good care of me, including my diet. hehehe

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