Monday, March 31, 2008

Afternoon at the Dr

Today we spent an afternoon at the Dr. For further tests for me and another chest x-ray to see if the walking pneumonia is gone. Those results have not gotten back to me yet.

The x-ray machine was broken at my Dr.'s office. So I was sent to an office across town and near the hospital. But before doing so, he told me that I needed to be on regular BP meds : ( and also that he needed to check further about my heart. The blood pressure issues indicate that I may have hardness of the heart. To get a better look at what is going on, he has scheduled me for an echocardiogram. Also, I'll have a treadmill stress test, which I am quite familiar with. : p

I already know that I need to lose weight and exercise. Yet his main concern is all of the heredity history on my side of the family that is working against me. My father died at 57 with heart disease (hardening of the arteries around the heart)...my mother has had blockages in her carotid artery..as well as high blood pressure. There is not a person on my fam tree who doesn't either have heart disease, High BP or Stroke.

The good new is, this body isn't all I have to look forward to. I've got a heavenly body awaiting me when I die...I'll be better than new then. : ) For now, I'm going to do all I can to take care of this earthen shell! So...it is back to salads...and soups...and fruits.

Jordan and Josh were so good during all of the waiting. They are real troupers!

luvs to all who are reading my blog. I hope someone out there is reading them...

jenn

1 comment:

3 for Me!! said...

Glad everyone is starting to recover from this bout of illness and health issues. You've been under the weather since before Easter!!!

Yay for homeschooling buddies. I hope when we start we'll have some friends close enough by for encouragement and friendships:)