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[Feb. 16th, 2003|03:41 am]
Peter Sheil
I should be in bed long ago, but as I'm still up I'll do just one more post :)

After my health check up last Monday the dr was worried about my blood pressure so I arranged to see a nurse at my own dr (in Southampton even though I don't live there now and usually only stay there one night a week)
Well she took my blood pressure again and after a bit of humming and hawing decided to give me a little blood pressure monitor, instructions to take readings 3 or 4 times a day and an appointment to see the dr with my readings for a week on Friday.

The original reading which caused them to worry was 160 / 120. My latest one, about 4 hours ago, was 147 / 94 and I think that was a bit raised 'cos I'd just driven to Heathrow airport to meet my sister from a late flight. My "average" readings are something like 134 / 93 so I'm a lot better than I was. I'll keep you posted on how it is all going.

Tomorrow ... no today actually ... I'm off to Salisbury, well a village a bit outside it actually, for a Morris dancing workshop and since I have some of our sticks I must not be late. So I'm off to bed now. Take care and be well.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: desert_fae
2003-02-15 08:52 pm (UTC)
It's the bottom number they are worried about.. anything over 90 is borderline.. anything over 95 is considered high.
I've got the same thing going on now.. my last reading was 140/94 so they are watching me.. but we found the cause of mine.. its simply stress... blah!
I gotta find more time to meditate.
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[User Picture]From: chorus_of_chaos
2003-02-17 02:19 pm (UTC)
GASP! a Morris dancing workshop! Oh lucky you. No one here even knows what Morris dancing IS, much less have workshops on it! (I only know because I am an alien living among you, ROFL!)

Blood pressure thing, yeah, very stressful job a few years ago mine hit 200/120, and no, you aren't seeing those numbers wrong. I went to the dr. because I kept passing out at work!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-02-18 12:23 pm (UTC)

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So, Wiseheron, you know about Morris dancing eh? Have you looked at my site? (here There are a few pics of various sides dancing and a link to my side's web site. I'll be putting some up from the weekend in a day or two.

200/120
yep that is high - hope it's better now. Mine seems to be better - will have to see what the doc says on Friday morning.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: chorus_of_chaos
2003-02-19 07:18 am (UTC)

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oh god, how wonderful! I'm sure I don't know EVERYTHING about it, but I have heard and read about it some, always wanted to go check out a performance, heck, always wanted to be in a performance, maybe even create a group though I'm sure anything I did would be kind of wierd :) You even had raggedy men! Looks like so much fun. Your pictures on your site are gorgeous too. I love photography, but someone stole the lovely set up I got for my high school graduation and I've not had the funds to replace it :(
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-02-18 12:26 pm (UTC)
May I add you as a friend please?
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[User Picture]From: chorus_of_chaos
2003-02-18 01:31 pm (UTC)

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absolutely! I think I have you already added...
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