Well, just wanted to swing by again to wave hello, in sort of a sad little I can't believe my life kind of way. I have had a very weird couple of weeks. For whatever reason, I took my blood pressure at my brother's place on Christmas eve and it was high. So I ended up at the doctor on Thursday and she told me it was high. I knew it was going to be high when she took it because I was fairly wigged out about it. (I have high blood pressure in the genes on my dad's side, so its not surprising that it might show up one day).
Two months ago it was 110/70 at the doc's office. Thursday it was 150/95. It has never been that high, so I knew it was due to stress. I have been stressed out lately. The job, the trying to conceive, the wondering how I will try to conceive with or without the job, etc. My job has pretty much woken me up every morning with my mind racing with all there is to do. So, I wasn't surprised to hear that I am experiencing some high bp.
The thing that sucks is that she wants me to take a beta blocker. Well, sort of. She wants me to take it if I get more high readings at home (I have a home machine for fun and games. Part of me wants to throw it out the window). Anyway, I have taken it and mostly its been on the high side, but not nearly as bad as the doc's office. So I don't know what I will end up doing. I could use to lose about 15 pounds, and, really, I should exercise. I don't exercise at all. I sort of want to try that route first before I start popping pills. Oh yeah, and the dash diet. Good times.
The bad news- this sort of makes the TTC thing a bit weird. I feel that I need to get this shit under control, figured out, and whatnot before we start trying again. So it means at the very least that January is out. Maybe even February. But I am trying not to think that far ahead, as its somewhat depressing.
Anyway, any thoughts out there on bp or whatnot would be much appreciated. I am trying to remain as zen as possible, as my worrying about my bp is of course raising the bp.
Again. Good times.