Originally Posted by Susan Westemeyer
Undergoing a 24-hour blood pressure control. The damned thing is trying to squeeze my left arm off. I have to stop typing when it does its thing, and discovered it's probably not the best idea to be driving, either.
This "growing old" stuff is fun -- not!
Holly brain blow out Batman !
I had to use one of those 24 hour blood pressure arm bands and computer storage on my belt. The Doctor told me to go on with my regular day . I did as I was told . Big mistake .
I went training and soon found out that even a gentle ride that my arm would like totally want to blow itself up. I didn't know what position to hold the arm , up , down , on the bars , in the air signaling I was the winner of some imaginary line . Every time the machine triggers the warning that the blood thingy was about to do its thing , my only thought was oh **** here we go again. By the end of the ride I was getting smarter , I would do approximate timing so I wouldn't be climbing a hill when it did its thing.
I must of really screwed with the results when they read the stats .
So Doc , what did the machine say ? ,,, Ya , fine you are good , he said.
Nurses told me afterward , you were supposed to get off the bike when it does that . LOL . Ya so your heart is doing 400 and you have to get off the bike with a 1 minute warning.
guess that's why they have to practice medicine a lot apparently .
So I feel what you are going thru ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, good luck Susan !