Apr 21, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Thursday 04/20/2017

BP = 130 / 93 pulse = 69 diastolic is still too high, but my head doesn’t hurt
Blood Sugar = 151

My hot water heater broke again. This time it’s the thermostat. It’s a Whirlpool 50 gal with a 12 year warranty, but the new computerized shit is causing me more grief than any of the old tanks I’ve ever had.

It went out Wednesday and I ordered a new unit that afternoon and paid $30 to get it by Friday. –I hate cold showers.

Large pot in shower
I made do with a couple of large pots of water I heated on the stove. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to resort to something like that.

Apr 20, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Sunday 04/16/17

BP = 125/84 pulse = 84
Blood sugar = 156

Arm still aches and I can’t figure out why.

BP was better than usual and all I did was quit one of the blood pressure meds and go with a plain water pill. I don’t know why it works but it seems to.

For some reason I couldn’t piss when they wanted a sample on Friday, so I’ve got to drop off the urine sample tomorrow. The lab closes on weekends.

I just started the coffee but I’m still reaching for my empty cup.

I suggested that we should have an Easter egg hunt. I told them to start in the park and I’d start in Rocky Point. I promised I’d call if I found one.

Mother of God! I need a vacation.

Apr 15, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Saturday 04/15/17

BP = 134/83
Blood sugar = 172

The doctor took me off Losartan hctz and put me on a straight water pill (hctz).

Today is the first day on the new meds so we’ll see how it goes.

I got a new book on food styling. I’m not sure if I will get back in to photography, but the book is a great howto, complete with lists of tools and step by step instructions.

Coffee is ready and I need caffeine. Maybe it’s addictive after all.

My left arm still aches, but I didn’t think it has anything to do with my heart.

My blood pressure was a little high when I saw the doctor. When I suggested that it was caused by the “white coat” syndrome he just looked at me out of the corner of his eye and never said a word, so I guess I’ll take that as a no.

My arm’s not as bad as it was this morning so I won’t take any more meds.

I just finished a piece for another blog. -It’s a fluff piece that’s only 324 words long, but it took me more than 3 hours to finish, and I’m not happy with the results.

The title is “shut up and publish.” I definitely need to take my own advice.

Apr 14, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Friday 04/14/17 Vampires and Meds

BP = still a bit too high.
Blood sugar = 168

I got to the lab at 7:30 and they drew blood at 8:45. If you don’t feel well, just go to a lab and look around. Trust me you feel damn good compared to a lot of other folks.

I have one more trip to the lab, I wait a couple of weeks so they can re-check my BP and then I wait for the doctor to change my meds.

After starving for 12 odd hours I had lunch early and then ate some food Isabelle brought. I’m still kind of hungry.

I’m tired because I tossed all night, but I couldn’t sleep even if I could go home.

My arm aches like a bitch. It’s not from the needle because I didn’t even feel it go in. I guess I lay on it too long last night.

Having trouble focusing. A one hour, including final edit, blog post took almost 3 hours. I kept thinking it was finished and then I would read it and see things that were completely out of place or redundant.

Arm is making me crazy so I’m forced to take pain meds. Starting with ibuprofen, but I may need to escalate.

Apr 13, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Thursday 04/13/17 Doctor Visit

Do you know what it’s like to sit in the doctor’s office for an hour, waiting for him to be done with his last patient?
Chair in doctor's office

It’s so boring that, on the whole, I’d rather go next door and let them draw blood. It’s less painful than waiting forever.

Then tomorrow I get to starve for at least 10 hours, so they can try and suck the life out of me.

No wonder my brain hurts.