Here is the nine o’clock nose

Well, it was 11.45 actually when the Doc rang me this morning, saying ‘Oh My God’ having just received my hospital notes.
I tell you, Emergency Ward 10 (1957 – 1967)

ward 10and Casualty (1986 and still going) were never like this.
The blood pressure issue is going to be given priority and monitored regularly now. I have a repeat prescription as the pills seem to be working, so I’m going to be on those for a while.
Hubby went out yesterday and spent fifty quid on a home BP kit so that we can take it ourselves when (and this is his tick list)
I get excited or animated
I get anxious or stressed
I go red in the face
I over excel myself doing the housework
I feel funny
I bend down
I look weird

Read into that what you will.
So far, our readings have been well below the ‘normal’ 120 over 80 (link) , and today’s was 108 over 64. Definitely an improvement on the paramedics 160/100 and 170/100 of April 30th.

All I can say is I’m glad this didn’t happen last week as the hotel room would have looked like a crime scene!

So here I am with my feet up eating strawberries, with a bunch of bananas which are high in potassium and thus good for blood pressure (source) on stand by, the dog curled across my feet, and Hubby in bed trying to catch up on his own sleep.

As I had to cancel my diabetes check up (a new date will be sent to me in the post), I asked what my blood test results had been.
Hurrah, blood sugars are down to 4.7, and my cholesterol a teensy bit up by 0.2 but still way down on what it was in Lincolnshire, so double hurrah.

I also had a call from the Admin Supervisor this afternoon about my discharge papers.
I asked her if they’d let me go by mistake as there was no way I was coming back, but she said No, everything was OK and she just wanted to put my mind at ease.
If only they had talked to me and not left everything blank. Seems it’s a standard form, and if they ring ‘Yes *’ with the asterisk, then it’s cause for concern and they have to follow it up. Why they didn’t just ring ‘No’ which was asterisk-less I don’t know.
Anyway, all is well, it’s official that I’m not a domestic risk, there are no black marks against Hubby (I’d sue if there were) and everything in the garden (if we had one) is rosy. By the way,  I have a new bunch of red roses to replace the ones for our anniversary.
So nice to be loved.

Thank you all for your kind wishes. It helps keep things in perspective.
healthy heart

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Here is the nine o’clock nose

  1. Glad you feel better now. I was upset about my horror story with doctors and the hospital. If you are havin a heart attack great, if not forget it. I still angry with my doctor, the hospital and the medical profession. They are responsible for my medical conditions and I said no more surgery they have basically dropped me. I can itch so bad that I am creating craters on my body. Now, I got the itching uncontrol my left hip was so painful for over a week. I couldn’t sit down without an extreme pain flowing through my body. I have appointments for next week and well see. My hip is not as painful as it was. As I read my comments I know I am not alon with a horror story.

    • Oh, poor you. I hope you can get something sorted out over your next appointments. This itching must be a nightmare for you.
      I’m loathe to take medication of any sort as I’m convinced I could end up worse off than if I left things alone.

      • Thank you. One of my problems with the doctors is I am allergic almost all their meditations and they don’t like my refusal.

      • Do they know of any natural remedies you can try?

      • I have several natural remedies. I need findout what I am allergic too. I am gluten intolerant. My problems begin when my appendix was removed when I was thirteen. It was mistaken for my right ovary acted up I feel that surgery my insides were damage. It was the normal practice at the time. If you don’t fix the criteria nothing happens. My abdomen is full of adhesions. My question was could they go into the area and clean out them. I was told that my stomach problems would clear up , BUT they will only do surgery if it is an emergency.

  2. scifihammy says:

    I’m glad you are doing better, and will be monitored now.
    In the meantime – enjoy the strawberries and roses 🙂

  3. The Admin Supervisor was just calling to make sure you weren’t chained up in a closet awaiting your daily beating. Good thing you answered the phone and were able to speak coherently.

    Glad to hear you’re doing so much better. Hopefully your husband won’t become like mine did and insist on doing EVERYTHING for you so you don’t get overstressed. That alone can be stressful, especially when you have to insist that doing some minor chore isn’t going to kill you.

  4. Good to see the update ( laughed at Cordeliasmom’s comment.)
    We have one of those monitor – it’s calibrated to match the Doc’s so i can bring in a record of readings and prove my blood pressure is an issue at his office (probably worried about getting a bad tech for blood draw most likely – and the horrendous traffic of the drive in)
    Glad the red is back in the roses were it belongs!

  5. I’m catching up so I’m reading in the wrong sequence. Glad things are looking up.

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