Friday, October 26, 2012

Day Twenty Six--Heart

These days I have been thinking a lot about hearts and heart health.  The Mother had a TIA a couple of months back--that is a 'mini' stroke.  The Father had a 'spell' of some kind a couple of weeks ago and they were afraid he had another heart attack.*  Both of them are fine, but it brought home to me the fact that I need to watch MY heart health a little more closely than I do.

I have high blood pressure, but have kept it under control with medication for many years.  Lately, my pressures have been a bit erratic--some time it is quite low and at other times it is higher than it should be.  While I'm not obsessing, I figure I need to go in and talk to the doctor or PA and make sure all is fine**--so that I can be sure my heart is going to sustain me for many, many more years.

*The Father had another spell on Sunday and is now waiting to see his doctor.  Hopefully he'll need to be seen by a specialist.

**I have an appointment with the PA to talk about my blood pressure.  I have no worries, but we may need to tweak my meds.


meleahrebeccah said...

I am praying all is well with your father. XOXO

chrkos said...

He saw his doctor yesterday and was told everything is fine. However, I am not satisfied--and my girls aren't, either--and wish he would just go to a specialist and be checked over. But, there is nothing any of us can do about it because he and The Mother are okay with what his doctor said. Finns are stubborn to begin with, but add age to that mix and you get totally immovable objects!!!

meleahrebeccah said...