Just a follow up to that situation. I had my follow up appointment yesterday. Different doctor. A much better doctor. She actually listened to me and we talked about my lifestyle. Her eyes practically bugged out of her head when I told her I eat about a pound of leafy greens a day. She looked over my blood work and it was good. No chance of diabetes, or high cholesterol (in fact she said my cholesterol was fantastic). That made me feel good. My blood pressure is still a little high. It was down from last week, but a week by week go isn't the best gauge of status, so she put me on some meds for it. Nothing too serious.
My BP is 137/90, she wants it about 130/85. I think a big portion of it is stress related. How much I hate my apartment and don't have a good level of quiet. The lack of a full time job, and just worrying about rent. You know, life stresses. I at times can feel my self shiver and I think that's the pressure rising. I try to calm, but considering all I've been through these past few years, a few ticks of high BP is a mild causality.
Exercise is what she stressed, and I know I need to do more of that. Dance is really helping and I'm getting all limber and having a blast. I'm taking a collegiate Shag class, and for anyone who has done Shag, you know what a workout it is. I'm also taking another round of east cost classes and I try to get out and dance a few times a week. I really do love it.
I'm also missing my bike. When I lived in San Francisco, I rode a bike everywhere. Here I walk, but it does take up a lot of time, and LA is starting to get more bike conscious, so perhaps it's time I look at getting another set of wheels. That, and I want to ride in Critical Mass one day.
As for the 'allergies', the antihistamine didn't work, so this doctor prescribed me Flo-Nase. I'm leery about having goo pushed up my nose once a day, but I'm also tired of the throat congestion. She said if this does not work, then she will have me see an ear/nose/throat specialist. She's going to give it about 6 weeks, then we will see. I'll let you all know what's the deal in six weeks time :)
I also wanted to pick your brains on something.
I seems that Erica is back in my life.
What frustrates me most about this return is that it happened a bit at a time. I was walking to dance class and she and her hubby picked me up. It kind of went from there. But it's not like we are friends. I don't really get any sort of looks of conversation, or invites, or general wanting to be in my company when she is around. She just seems to think she needs to take care of me.
As you all know, I'm the type of person who likes to talk things out. That way, if there *is* some sort of misunderstanding, then the involved parties can reboot and reach common ground. I just did that with my brother not too long ago, and with another gal whom I thought didn't like me. It turns out, she thought I didn't like her either! Now we are starting what could be a great friendship!
Erica won't talk. It's like she wants to live in that unresolved drama, and I don't. I've tried to chat or to confront, to use a better phrase, but she blanks out, like I asked her the square root of something. It's really frustrating because when we are at the same events, I feel she is trying to one up me or out do me on 'who talks to whom' and that is so high school. Plus I don't care for people who 'do' things for me yet who don't 'like' me as a way to gain some sort of friendship currency. You know what I mean?
I want to pull her to the side and say, 'we need to talk', but I don't want to harm her hubby with her crying and blabbering about said talk. He has to deal with enough of her pointless innate dialogue every day. I honestly don't know if I want to be 'friends' with her again, and I really don't need her shlepping me around just because we are going to the same place. Your advice on the matter would be much appreciated.
Okay, thanks everyone for letting me vent about this stuff. Who knew the inter-webs would be a great place for this!? I promise to get back to sewing shortly. It's just I've had a lot of crazy on my plate.
I hope you all have a great Thursday!