I woke up, yesterday morning, feeling exactly how I felt, just before I fainted in the bathroom, three years ago! Clammy. The phrase, "in a cold sweat" comes to mind. I took the phone with me when I went to the bathroom and afterwards, I checked my blood pressure. It was very low. Afterwards, I began to feel better, but, I didn't take my morning blood pressure medication and I didn't visit my aunt as I had wanted to, as I didn't know if I should drive. I called her and explained the situation to her and we agreed I should visit her when everything was OK. I rested and checked my pressure a couple of times; each time, it was better, not quite as low as it had been in the morning, but I didn't take any of my medications, except for what I take for the cancer. I didn't bother to call the doctor's office because I already had an appointment scheduled for this afternoon.
I went to bed by 11:30 p.m., last night, and although I woke up once around 2:30 a.m. and went to the bathroom, I went back to bed and slept till 9:00 a.m. I felt OK when I woke up, the pressure was a little low, but not what it was, yesterday. I didn't take my pressure medication in the morning, but took it later, before I went to the doctor's because I began to feel one of the side effects of not taking it - my pulse rate increasing. Everything was fine by the time I got to the doctor's - pressure normal, heart rate good, etc. I had taken my blood pressure log with me as well as my pressure monitor and the doctor had me check my pressure with it while I was there. We discussed what might be the causes of low blood pressure (possibly being dehydrated; I haven't been drinking a lot of water, recently), what to do if it happens again, and when I should call the paramedics. I was told to monitor my pressure before I take my medications, and not to take it if it is low. I am to continue keeping a log of my readings and bring it to my next appointment, scheduled for February. It might be that we might need to make some additional adjustments to the dosage, etc.
I brought up the fact that I had been feeling nauseated and threw up, once, but the doctor thought it might be a 24-hour virus or something I ate.
Although my appointment was at 2:30 p.m., I didn't leave the clinic until 4:00 p.m. Then, of course, I got caught to the rush hour traffic! It was 5:30 p.m. when I got home. I'm glad I don't have to drive in that traffic every day, anymore.
Came home and had a cup of tea. Friend M had come and planted a new peach tree for me - it is supposed to rain this weekend, so a good time to plant. Hopefully, this little tree will get a good start and survive the summer heat! We went with a 7 gallon plant, and it cost $45.00, plus another $9+ for a bag of soil amendment.
Dancer still isn't talking to me, but he came for a cuddle:
|"I'm still not talking to you, though"|
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to see the doctor
- Cousin P and friend R calling to check on me
- Dancer permitted a bit of a cuddle
- A new peach tree
- Chatting with my daughter
Saturday's to do list:
- Take Dancer to see the vet
How was your day? What are your plans for the weekend?