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Rough seas!
Thursday, October 15, 2015      4 comments

Rough seas off Bermuda...My husband had to keep reminding me it was "the ship moving" and not another spell of syncope. I am doing pretty well, taking my BP every 4 hours, partial doses as needed. I don't want to take the calcium channel block... Read more
Staying upright!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      1 comments

I have been checking my BP every 4 hours and taking my lisinopril 10 mg in the am and adding another 5 mg in late afternoon. Staying off the calcium channel blockers until we are in a more controlled environment at home. No further syncope...s... Read more
Monday, October 12, 2015      3 comments

Taking my BP every 4 hours and taking melds more often but in smaller increments, being slow and very careful. No syncope yesterday, praise God!... Read more
Anybody else struggling with getting BP under control?
Saturday, October 10, 2015      5 comments

I gracefully slid down the wall onto the floor outside the main dining room last evening. :(. Beloved got me onto a chair and kept concerned guests away...I'm terrified I' going to have a stroke. I recovered about 30 minutes later. This morni... Read more
Getting on a ship!
Friday, October 09, 2015      2 comments

Hoping to relax and get my boy under control!... Read more
BP up then way down
Thursday, October 08, 2015      2 comments

I was unable to walk around beautiful Virginia Beach yesterday, felt so weak, like I was going to collapse, felt 100 years old. We had a nice Italian meal, then returned to our hotel. Today we drive the back roads to Baltimore and get on the sh... Read more
He says it's not my heart but...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      3 comments

Could be an inherited condition causing fibrous tissue build up in the renal arteries, fibromuscular hyperplasia. That severely raises blood pressure starting in your 20s...and mine did...my sisters and Mum are hypertensive too and it runs in fa... Read more
Seeing a cardiologist today...then I hope we can leave for the ship!
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      2 comments

Our trip has been delayed although the ship sails Friday and the latest we can leave town in early Thursday morning. I have to see the cardiologist today, got an emergent referral from the insurance company and internal medicine doctor. She th... Read more
Syncope with complete collapse---911 came
Sunday, October 04, 2015      5 comments

Totally terrifying Friday evening. We were home from volunteering, sitting quietly reading when all hell broke loose. My husband said I shouted to him, and collapsed in my chair. He got me on to the floor, laid me flat, checked my by 179/100,... Read more
Lots of rain!
Friday, October 02, 2015      4 comments

Lots of rain but my Mum's town flooded. My beloved and our neighbor kid are trying to put together two basketball units for our little school so it will be a wet day for all of us! We get on a ship a week from Friday so hope the hurricane is ove... Read more
Hypersensitive to HCTZ
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      2 comments

Dr hat a fit yesterday when I showed her my numbers and told her of fainting 3 days in a row. Today is the second day of mo meds at all, check bp twice a day and take half a dose if it shows above 140/90. It's always very low at home but skyro... Read more
BP uncontrolled!
Monday, September 28, 2015      5 comments

Fainted Friday and Saturday on my 20/25 lisinopril so yesterday I decided to take just my old dose of 10 mg. 30 minutes later I fainted again, hitting the floor. Felt like I was dying! My bp was 70/65 after my husband found me and elevated my ... Read more
Fainted yesterday
Saturday, September 26, 2015      8 comments

I was driving to volunteer at the school in the next city yesterday when I suddenly had a sense of tunnel vision, and knew I was going to faint so I pulled off the road and hung my head down for a few minutes. Started driving again and felt very... Read more
BP down to 114/84 now
Thursday, September 24, 2015      2 comments

Changing my BP meds and doubling the dose has lowered it to normal limits now. I have to check it twice a day in a log and see the dr in 2 weeks. I'm trying to stay calm at all times, which is difficult with an 89 y/o Mum who sees the "end of ... Read more
Blood pressure, on meds, 180/110!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      1 comments

Am I stressed, yes, looking after an almost 90 year old Mum in the next town is exhausting even with my beloved doing as much of the driving as possible. Every morning I have to call her at 7am and she goes over all the "terrible, terrible news... Read more

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