Under Pressure

Dear Diary,

I started to get worried yesterday. I felt a little light-headed after breakfast. I did my morning routine blood pressure measurement and found it was very low. I did not panic, but drank plenty of water and had a lie down.

I’m on medication to lower my BP and it’s been so effective we’ve had to juggle the dosage a bit to prevent it getting too low. Too high or too low are equally bad for my kidneys and something as simple as being dehydrated can make things worse.

I considered calling the doc for a phone consultation, I knew I should not be driving, and even considered dialling 000 again, but in the end I settled for hydration and rest.

I spent the day happily dozing. My evening measurement was back at the lower end of the acceptable range.

I celebrated by preparing chicken burritos with lots of lettuce, raw onion and tomato, but no cheese. Best meal I’ve had for weeks. And there’s leftovers.

BP back to normal this morning. Crisis averted.

Under Pressure.

Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

One thought on “Under Pressure”

  1. Sounds right. I had a dehydration problem in Honiara a couple of years ago and got dizzy. Fixed it with lots of water. Seemed to work fine and have watched hydration since.

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