Tuesday November 14, 2017 - page 2

Greetings! Guess I'm done sleeping. Was hoping to sleep more, but I'm having first coffee and ready to start the day with my non-hypertensive 123/78 self. Or is that now "pre-hypertension"? ... Read More

  1. by   tnbutterfly
    Title edited....It's NOVEMBER and not OCTOBER.

    Looks like everyone needs a cup (or two) of coffee.

    Carry on.
  2. by   nursej22
    Hello,
    Munching on a nice salad I brought from home for lunch, and I've made myself a cup of ... tea! I usually a cup of coffee first thing in the am (yes, freshly ground beans) and a cup once a get to work. I like tea during the day, because if it cools off its more palatable than cold coffee. Not much going on otherwise.

    Oops, got run to a meeting,
    buhbye.
  3. by   dianah
    BP systolic was 95 yesterday at the doc's office.
    That is basically "normal" for me while I am on all these CHF meds.
    Without the meds I run 130's/90's, and am low cardiovascular risk but still take a baby ASA.

    Got labs drawn and results today are good (yay).
    I have meds to pick up after work today.

    Dh ALWAYS complains about the guidelines getting changed -- for BP, A1c, whatever.
    But then as I always tell him, he is the orangutan in Simon and Garfunkel's song about the zoo:
    "...orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages..."

    We get lots of sun here, even in winter.
    Some ppl love it here in CA, others can't WAIT to move away from CA.
    You gotta go where you are happy.
    Or bloom where you are planted.

    Y'all have a good one!
  4. by   dianah
    Oh, and: as always, having tea with lunch.
  5. by   Lil Nel
    I used the calculator in the link you provided Tweety, and my risk of having a cardiac event in the next ten years is "low." My total cholesterol is higher than yours, mine is 167. A couple of years ago, mine was 131.

    Cardiovascular wise, my health is much better than either one of my parents. At my age, my father had already suffered a massive MI, and my mother was well on her way to triple by-pass surgery. But I have been a vegetarian for years, and pay attention to everything I eat.

    Oh, Grumpy, I think I would have enjoyed working with you! I bet the puppy enjoyed his walk on the beach and biscuits!

    You are so right about Rhode Islanders, BC. Folks where I live think Cincinnati is close because it is an hour and 15 minutes away. I think that is far away. Growing up in RI, I could drive for 45 minutes and be in CT or MA . It would be impossible to drive for 45 minutes and STILL be in RI!! Drive for four hours, and be in NYC. Drive for four hours in KY, and you're still in KY!

    Off tonight and tomorrow night. Wally goes to the pet groomer tomorrow morning. That will make him happy. He loves going to the pet groomer.

    Time to heat the water for Big Boy's Thermos, grab the apple and head for the barn!

    Hello to Dianah and Herring!!!
  6. by   Tweety
    I'm deemed a "medium" risk because I plugged in 130/80 for my BP which is considered untreated hypertension. I suppose it if was lower with medications, I would be deemed "low", so I don't think it was my cholesterol ratio that did it. I don't think that survey is comprehensive enough though, doesn't take into account activity for example. Anyway I'll stop obsessing.

    I liked my new dentist ok and they submitted the claim to the insurance and didn't charge above that which the old dentist did. He did tell me he could tell I grind my teeth in my sleep. First time in 58 years I heard that. I always thought I slept with my mouth somewhat open, so who knew? I wonder if it's because I crunch on ice? The mouth guard was almost $800 and I declined saying it was too expensive. They were stoic about that. Maybe in six months I'll reconsider but will stop with the ice cube crunching in the meantime.
  7. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from Tweety
    I'm deemed a "medium" risk because I plugged in 130/80 for my BP which is considered untreated hypertension. I suppose it if was lower with medications, I would be deemed "low", so I don't think it was my cholesterol ratio that did it. I don't think that survey is comprehensive enough though, doesn't take into account activity for example. Anyway I'll stop obsessing.

    I liked my new dentist ok and they submitted the claim to the insurance and didn't charge above that which the old dentist did. He did tell me he could tell I grind my teeth in my sleep. First time in 58 years I heard that. I always thought I slept with my mouth somewhat open, so who knew? I wonder if it's because I crunch on ice? The mouth guard was almost $800 and I declined saying it was too expensive. They were stoic about that. Maybe in six months I'll reconsider but will stop with the ice cube crunching in the meantime.
    Go get a boil and bite mouthguard at the nearest drug store. They run about $20-$25 dollars and will do the same thing as the $800 one.

    I came out as low risk by the calculator in the NPR article. They didn't ask about triglyceride levels or weight.
  8. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    H'lo. Stopped by on my way to going to bed.
    After I did my 4 hr shift, I went to fill in 8 hrs for a co-worker at the same retirement community, but in a condo, not the asst'd living apartments. Little bitty woman ALMOST 5 feet tall. Following her down the hall to her bedroom, I told her that I was instructed to 'shadow' her (actually I was told to 'stick to her like glue') She stopped, turned and looked at me from my feet up to my head and said, "i cast a pretty big shadow for someone not even 5 ft tall." I said, "That's because you're from Texas."and her comment was "Damn right!"

    Step-dgt's mom passed around 7:45 tonight. The docs said there was no purposeful movement, and even though her eyes were open, she wasn't "in there." They took her off the ventilator this afternoon and transferred her to hospice; she didn't last even 6 hours. Step-dgt is having a time of it, as you might well imagine. I guess she was expecting something different to happen, like rehab or a long stay in a nsg facility, but the doc's said there was nothing more they could do. Actually to me it sounded like they all but said she was vegged-out for good...even IF she could breathe on her own. They tried taking her off the vent last week; I thought she was off it and breathing on her own but turns out they tried to wean her, but only briefly. I feel sorry for step-dgt, but life goes on.

    Only work 4 hrs tomorrow AM, have an appt w/ therapist in the afternoon. Same Thurs, but appt that day is w/ primary doc. Friday it'll be 4 hrs, followed by appt to get my hearing aid. Too many appointments! But gotta do it so, biting the bullet. I'll have the w/e off. Hubby will be delaying his trip back to Momville until his dgt has had a bit of time to digest circumstances.

    G'night. Good rest-of-the-week to all . . .

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