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Family visiting from California
Saturday, October 31, 2015      6 comments

We see them only today as they flew out two weeks ago to take my Mum to Myrtle Beach. It's been such a blessing to have them with her this week with me in and out of the hospital. We are not close, but we will try to kill them with kindness to... Read more
Getting monitored for 21 days
Friday, October 30, 2015      4 comments

Now I have to wear what looks like a jet pack hooked on to my belt with ekg stickies on my chest for 21 days. My vessels are completely clear. My BP is still not well controlled and I'm still getting lightheadedness and chest pain. Back to t... Read more
Seeing the Cardiologist again today
Thursday, October 29, 2015      4 comments

I have been on lisinopril for over 10 years, HTN runs in ALL the women in our family on Mum's side. We have always been avid hikers, walkers, and cyclists and exercise every day. For some reason the lisinopril is not holding the bp so today I ... Read more
Out of UCU, are you kidding me? ME?
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      3 comments

I keep my weight at maintainence level, normal for my height. We don't smoke, rarely have a drink, rarer still, meat, sugar, or processed foods, and exercise daily. AGAIN, my BP went into the stratosphere. We had gone to the gym, feeling grea... Read more
Out of UCU, are you kidding me? ME?
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      1 comments

I keep my weight at maintainence level, normal for my height. We don't smoke, rarely have a drink, rarer still, meat, sugar, or processed foods, and exercise daily. AGAIN, my BP went into the stratosphere. We had gone to the gym, feeling grea... Read more
Getting a renal artery ultrasound today
Monday, October 26, 2015      1 comments

The doctors are trying to figure out what is causing this really high BP and the syncope. It was pretty much ok, high normal, on the ship but from the day before we were to return home it skyrocketed again. My almost 90- y/o Mum insists I have ... Read more
Returning home
Friday, October 23, 2015      2 comments

We pull in tomorrow morning and should be home by bedtime. It's been a great cruise, yet, starting today my BP is really high again. It HAS to be stress as well as genetics, just knowing we will be home, how do I check my BP every 4 hours?, ca... Read more
Sure is cold in Maine!
Sunday, October 18, 2015      8 comments

Trees are lovely, scenery is gorgeous but my, it's cold here! Getting in hours of walking with my beloved, having a great time! Stay warm!... Read more
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
Managing...
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

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