Friday, June 1, 2012

One Week

I have one week to get my act together.

My blood pressure has been high for a few weeks now, and my nephrologist is giving me one more week to try and get it back under control. My goal is to be at 125/75 -- and back in late March and early April I was right in that target range. All was well. I'm not sure what's going on, but things are now drastically different. Here's a sampling:

May 24  158/86
May 25  132/83
May 26  170/97 
May 27  160/98
May 28  144/87
May 29  144/84
May 30  150/92
May 31  149/102
June 1    146/97

To say I'm concerned would be an understatement.

The doctor has me on a strict low-sodium diet (1,500 mg or less of sodium a day). I have been instructed to keep charting this and then report in again on Thursday, June 7. I've also been encouraged to exercise and to manage my stress. I've been walking every day since my trip to Colorado and even did a 10-mile bike ride last weekend with Lori and Chris H. It's the stress management part that hasn't been going so well for me.

On June 7 the doctor will decide the next course of action. 

But I have one week. I can do this!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update. Sending calm, peaceful thoughts your way. xo