Friday, April 02, 2010
So, I was not in the greatest of moods going in for this biometric screening thing. I was prepared for the possibility that cholesterol might not be as pretty a picture as I'd like, but what I wasn't prepared for was my white-coat hypertension to put in an appearance.
Folks, I have a home blood pressure machine. I looked at my bp last night and it was 106/69... really good. This morning, with a room full of people who are total strangers to me, it registered 132/78. Then of course they have their little protocol to "counsel" me on my "prehypertension". People, I do NOT have hypertension. I have low to normal blood pressure. Do not try to patronize me like I'm some kind of ignoramus.
The cholesterol wasn't great, but it wasn't as bad as it would have been if I didn't drop 60 pounds in the past ten months, and clean up my eating act.
So, numbers were disappointing, "cattle call" atmosphere irritating, and this COULD have led to a "why do I bother trying" attitude.
But it didn't. My beautiful daughter in law called after work and invited me over to play with the grand-kitties, and that re-set my mood. We also play Wii Sports... it was a blast... tennis, golf, and bowling. And now I'm wiped out.
Happy Easter to all! And to all a good night!