The Sign of Aging or Sign of the Times

I went to see my doctor a couple weeks ago. He put me on some blood pressure meds. My parents started their BP meds around the same age I am now. They are healthy and active in their 70s (Mama Bear) and early 80s (Papa Bear). No other problems except taking the BP meds.

I keep thinking of myself as if I’m in my 30s. I’m clearly not. Luckily at my last eye appointment, my prescription didn’t change. I hate picking out a new pair of glasses. And of course you know at the doc’s office they are overpriced. I’m fortunate that my insurance will pay for a new pair. Since the prescription didn’t change, I used it for a pair of sunglasses (at the advice of the doc).

Speaking to my therapist, he thought the rise in BP was because of everything endured this past year. He felt that some exercise and better eating habits (no Doritos and gummi bears–or at least in moderation) would help bring it down and perhaps in a few months, I wouldn’t need the meds anymore. The rest of my bloodwork was perfection.

I don’t want to jinx it, but I believe that spring has sprung. Yesterday on my walk with the pup, the temp was just right (she walked further and wanted to stay outside for a longer period of time). A good sign that weather agreed with her is when she doesn’t immediately want to go back inside. In the winter her routine is business and then bound for the front door. In the heat of the summer it’s the same. She’s basically a spring and autumn kinda gal. I am too.

5 Responses to “The Sign of Aging or Sign of the Times”

  1. anne marie in philly Says:

    good puppy.
    I take one lisinopril 20 mg in the morning for my BP; it works!
    I’ll help you eat the doritos; you can keep the gummi-bears.

  2. Mistress Borghese Says:

    I don’t have anything to complain of. I’m not old , still in my 40s but im not even on BP meds yet. Haven’t been sick or had a cold in years. My mother says it’s strong stock. I keep telling everyone it’s my nightly gin drink.. I have some friends my age with arthritis already!!!!

  3. Matt Shifley Says:

    Sounds like one smart doggie. Good luck with the BP meds. Hopefully the moderation helps out. Take care of yourself.

  4. Sixpence Notthewiser Says:

    Glad you didn’t need new glasses. If you’re going to get new ones, ask your eye doctor for the prescription and get Warbly Parker. They’re fab and affordable. I have a pair.
    And exercise and diet can work MIRACLES. My man friend’s doc told him he had to exercise more and eat less red mean (he’s aT-Rex) and his BP is much, much better.
    That doggie and I love the same seasons!!


  5. Kirk Says:

    I take two different high blood pressure pills and a pill to lower cholesterol. I know that sounds like a lot, but I’m generally pretty healthy. Have to be to work in a warehouse.

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