Thursday, July 31, 2014

North Carolina BBQ

I had dinner here last night. I highly recommend this place if you are ever here.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


As I have posted in the past my high blood pressure problems and the difficulties trying to control and monitor it and I want to give an update.

Since my father passed away last week I started having some dizzy spells. I did not check it last week with everything going on. On Monday I checked it in the morning and it was normal. While at work I started having extreme dizzy spells almost to the point of passing out. I would grab walls or other support to keep from falling.

On Tuesday I checked in the morning and it was normal (I drink coffee and smoke cigs to wake up). I had more severe spells throughout the day.

On Wednesday it was normal again. I decided to take my monitor to work and took readings throughout the day when these spells hit. One reading was 91/53 and I was still low that evening and have discontinued my evening dose.

Thursday I called the Doc and made an appointment. Still low with the dizzy spells.

Friday the wife developed a kidney stone and I spent most of the day in the ER watching her cry and doubled over in pain until the morphine kicked in. I could not monitor but had one spell where the lights almost went out. Still low last night so I skipped meds again.

This morning I was 121/78 after not having meds for almost 24 hours. I see the Doc at 10:15 today and can give no reason for the drop in BP. This will be an interesting visit as we have worked so hard to get it down and all of a sudden I am bottoming out.