Yesterday I got a call from a dear, sweet lady. I love this woman as if she were a flesh and blood relative. She is not able to be online very much but she checks in a couple times a week. She checked the PH home page and found the link to my blog. She read of doc visits and bp scores and tests and got worried. No I assured her I feel fine, these things are just a precaution.
They are a precaution I am taking now because 36 years ago, when she was just 4 years older than I am now, my mother did not. The doc she was seeing knew something was wrong. The day she had her stroke, she was too tired to go see him. As a 10 year old that episode made quite a deep impression on me. She came home, opened her nightly beer and began a cigarette and asked for aspirin for the massive headache she had. While I was getting the aspirin the headache became a massive stroke. My mother became a functioning brain in a disabled body and suffered that fate for 5 years.
I am taking these precautions because all the folks on my mothers side, the women especially have died of strokes or complications of strokes. On my father’s side it is heart attacks. My generation seems prone to cancer, but we just like to be different!
So while I do not like chemical solutions I admit defeat for now. My bp needs to be lower. So while I focus and work on making the life changes needed to get, and keep it down naturally I will submit to the chemical help available. yes I do realize I may need this help for the rest of my life, however long God has decided that will be. I also know He has put it on my heart to seek this help that I have resisted for many months, even years.
I hope you all have a blessed first day!