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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Prognosis: Older

I visited a doctor this morning, as I mentioned in yesterday's blog post, and addressed my blood pressure concerns.

The prognosis is terrible: I'm getting "older".

My lovely doctor said there are a few possible explanations for high blood pressure. One is an adrenal gland tumor, another is a hereditary condition brought on by aging. I told her mine must be the tumor. It's the only logical explanation. She needs to order the surgery immediately.

She was a bit more optimistic and suspects it is hereditary, and it's being expressed due to my age. It's treated with daily medication.

Oh no!  Can't I have the surgery instead?

I've prided myself on the fact that I take no medications. I'll occasionally take ibuprofen when a headache is unbearable or I have sore muscles, and this year I've taken some allergy medication. However, I tend to avoid all other medications.  It's silly to be proud of that. Many people take medications and are still fabulous, so I'm not sure why I have qualms regarding prescriptions.

Dr. Lovely informed me of my prescribed lifestyle changes along with my daily chemical assistant. I sat there listening to her and was feeling a tinge of jealously for the old me. The prescription-free me.  When I picked up the medication from the pharmacy, I had to fight the urge to shout "I don't even need this!  I won't even get this refilled!  It's fine!  It's probably just a tumor."  But that would have made me appear senile, and I can't possibly be senile because I'm not old. I'm just getting "older".

3 comments:

  1. This makes me sad I hope everything is okay. Im going to be thinking about you every day and think is she okay, can I help her with something and many more things.I will pray for you every day so you get better!

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  2. Your post made me laugh...I'm older than you are. I've had the same urges screaming inside my head, but it doesn't do any good. Time marches on whether we like it or not! To make you feel better, you have a great crowd of people marching toward "growing older" with you! We can laugh together!!

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  3. Your post made me laugh...I'm older than you are. I've had the same urges screaming inside my head, but it doesn't do any good. Time marches on whether we like it or not! To make you feel better, you have a great crowd of people marching toward "growing older" with you! We can laugh together!!

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