Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I didn't get my clearance.....

I've been to the Doctor's this afternoon - I'm so devastated (not!) that I had to leave 1/2 hour early from work to make the appointment also.
I went because I need a medical clearance before I can join the gym in town - well I didn't get my clearance and was told no way - not unless my blood pressure came down.  It was normal, last reading I had - but I've had high blood pressure in the past and today's reading was quite high - 164/104.  Arrgghh!!!!
I did take tablets 2 years ago for a couple of months - but they gave me a horrible allergic reaction so I stopped taking them and the Doctors I've seen since didn't seem concerned and one said they'd never heard of the medication giving someone that kind of reaction - got the impression she didn't believe me, but it looks like I'll be back on another brand before too long.

I've got a leaflet telling me to:
Lose weight  - well der, that's what I'm trying to do. 
Don't add salt - I don't
Eat a  low fat  - I try & do that (just ignore last week food intake - we just won't go there!)  Low fat milk, yoghurt, cheese, porridge, fruit, almonds, vegies etc.
At least 30 mins exercise daily - I'm getting in approx 1 hour and sometimes 2 a day. With the weather going to turn horrid soon I won't be able to do this and that's why I wanted to go to the gym - I'm not over fond of walking in a heavy downpour!
Drink less -  I've cut down and trying to drink on days of the week starting with S only
Don't Smoke - never have
Cut out Stress - I'm not stressed/anxious/worried/depressed etc

Oh well, on the bright side - I don't have to pay a monthly fee for gym membership at the moment!



  1. are you going back to the GPs to have your BP reviewed - hopefully it will come down. Having coffee ( caffeine ) even a couple of hours before having your BP taken may affect it too. ?? perhaps beg, borrow or steal your own machine to moniter it ???

  2. Hi Janine, Yes, I'll be going back to the GPs in a couple of months - I need a blood test to recheck Vitamin D levels (they're low) so hopefully, by then it might've settled down. I do have a monitor - my parents upgraded/updated theirs, so I got the old one. I suppose I'll test weekly and see how I go.
    I'm not too sure I like this getting older business!