To each his own. To me my own.

BP (no gas here)

Been feeling junky for the past few days, mainly my throat. Since I wanted to make sure I was well for Christmas I decided to pay a visit to the doc yesterday after work. I’m glad I did.

My blood pressure was once again off the charts, and it turns out it was high the last time I was there too. Yesterday it was 151/100, and I had been there for a while so it’s not like I’d just walked in out of a traffic jam. Stage 2 hypertension is not something I feel I should have since I’ve been managed by a beta blocker many years now, but I guess it happens. Sooo, now I get to be on two medicines for bp. I’m just glad it was caught.

My ever-wise daughter: “Oh my gosh, Mom! You have GOT to be more peaceful and calm down. You need to try some relaxation techniques. Meditate. It really does work! Just sit in candle light and do some really deep breathing for 10 minutes every night. You can’t keep being so wound up!”

I got a quick visual of myself getting stuck in a pretzel position, and it struck a funny bone in me. Then I got to thinking maybe she’s actually onto something. Honestly, I know she is. Stop being so wound up. Don’t sweat the petty things. Don’t pet the sweaty things. Yeah, that’s it! Here’s an old dog trying to learn a new trick again… I’ll be sure let ya know how that works out for me.


4 responses

  1. planejaner

    Oh! DO take care of yourself! I am thankful you got in, and got a jolt of “reality”–so that you can choose mindfulness with each and every breath…
    be well…pretzel lady.

    December 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much, sweet Jane. When I finally get the ‘gumption’, I’ll try not to overdo the pretzel. 🙂 I hope you have a lovely weekend, and blessings to you!

      December 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

  2. I hope you will soon feel better, Bonnie. I agree, don’t sweat the small stuff, and with our God to care for us, it’s all small. Blessings to you…

    December 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thank you, dear Carol Ann. You’re right, it’s all very trivial isn’t it? All we need to do is look around. Have a wonderful weekend, and blessings to you!

      December 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

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