So about 5 weeks ago I wrote about having high blood pressure.
So since then, I’ve done yoga, gone jogging a little, limited caffeine to almost zero, limited alcohol significantly and cut back on my carbs. And drank a lot of Hawthorne tea.
The doctor still wanted me to have a stress test because I also have a bad family heart history and my last stress test was over a decade ago.
When the RN took my bp… “120/86” she said.
“WHAT?! Can you take that again?!”
I explained why I asked. She didn’t, I hadn’t realized like it could have come off like I thought she wasn’t doing her job correctly.
Stress Test was stress-free. Did well on the treadmill, fast and inclined, heart’s fine.
Echo Cardiogram was also fine. Clean and green. BP was taken again, 120/81. Considering that this past month I’d seen 145/95, I’m SO RELIEVED.
Now I need to maintain health, keep active, don’t slack off.