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More bad news!
Friday, February 26, 2016      4 comments

Got the report on the 24 hour BP monitoring..."True Resistant Genetic Hypertension!" Now what? Weight lifting, which I need for my bones, is absolutely out. Cannot find a Hypertension Specialist nearby.... Read more
Second chiropractor visit with epley maneuver...still no change!
Thursday, February 25, 2016      0 comments

Spent another hour with this chiropractor and had another maneuver. I have a messed up c-spine so he wants me to "strengthen the core" and also sleep on my back with a roll under my neck to correct alignment. I am still feeling dizzy and at da... Read more
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      5 comments

Saw the doctor yesterday and AFTER my meds my BP was 187/97. She ordered me to take my full course of meds TWICE a day now, am and pm. My liver function studies from January are TWICE normal limits so I'm off all processed foods, no wine, no su... Read more
Hectic day filled with vertigo!
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      4 comments

The cardiologist insists it's from "ear problem" despite us pointing out it only started 4 months ago when I started on beta blockers. Today I see my Primary Care physician to get thoroughly checked out, again, and discuss what on earth we are g... Read more
Great day yesterday with Mum and beloved!
Monday, February 22, 2016      2 comments

We went to her place and did the cat's nails, then I soaked Mum's feet and gave her a monthly pedicure. Her nails are so thick now I have to cut them with a tool, snippers of some kind. I had made her favorite flan and tucked it into the 'frid... Read more
Correct answer on trivia marked incorrect???
Sunday, February 21, 2016      1 comments

My first question was about healthy choices with type 2 diabetes, which was NOT the best choice. Their article clearly says "Eat fats in moderation. Your total fat intake should make up no more than 30% of your calories daily—that's about 60 gr... Read more
good to be home
Saturday, February 20, 2016      4 comments

It was exhausting yesterday. We always tell everyone we come home a day later than we actually do because after over 10 house of driving we have to unpack, do several loads of laundry, go to the bank, etc. Mum would have wanted me to volunteer ... Read more
Abdominal ultrasound today
Friday, February 19, 2016      2 comments

The doctor had ordered one to check my liver...turns out it was at 8am today and fasting at that! Another early morning to miss traffic which was still terrible. I see my MD in March, have to get my liver disease reversed by then!... Read more
Up early!
Thursday, February 18, 2016      6 comments

Ready to get off this beautiful ship, get the car, and beloved can drive us home. Should be about 11 hours, depending on traffic. Cruise prices have doubled since last year on RCI so we will be cutting back. Fun, but not necessary.... Read more
Heading back towards land
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      3 comments

This has been the coldest Caribbean cruise we have ever been on, two weeks of too cool, too windy, and not enough sun. Yesterday we didn't get off the ship in Cozumel because it rained a wall of water most of the day! People came back soaked b... Read more
Blood pressure just not coming down
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      3 comments

It's 165/99 in the morning and I take metroprolol and lisinopril with hctz. Two hours later it might be down to 140/90 but in the evening it isn't lower than that. I may have to get my meds changed in the near future, which I dread after the l... Read more
Out walking the deck at 3am
Monday, February 15, 2016      3 comments

In my bathrobe...all is quiet except the sound of the sea. I just don't sleep well, and yes, I practice good sleep hygiene. My Mum isn't a good sleeper either. Now I am back in our room and beloved sleeps like a baby behind the heavy curtains... Read more
Time to get thinking about heading home
Sunday, February 14, 2016      2 comments

I'm definitely feeling a bit bloated...too much wine and hors d'oeuvres, not enough exercise. We are getting walking in, did over 12,000 steps today, but tomorrow we have another big reception and will be at sea all day. We need to get home s... Read more
Walked more than I had in months!
Friday, February 12, 2016      6 comments

We walked an hour from the ship in to Cozumel, walked all over the lovely town, and hen walked back. Got in almost 10 miles of walking!... Read more
Calories increased but still being careful
Thursday, February 11, 2016      3 comments

Getting miles of walking in although my caloric intake has increased from the lovely wine they serve us every evening. Today we have a 10 mile hike planned, then will stop for fish tacos, just made, and share one beer, all while sitting in the ... Read more

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