I was assured I’d have the lens today. As a matter of fact, UPS said I’d have the lens today except I don’t have it because UPS sent me a note saying it was going to be tomorrow. Okay then.
Meanwhile, I’m feeling better. Not quite fully there, but better than yesterday and the day before. I know this because I actually changed the linens on the bed including the mattress cover today which is a big deal for me alone. THEN I cleaned the shower and for once even though Garry was still occupying the bathroom, I went in and showered anyway.
There has never been a real reason why one of us can’t shower while Garry does his other stuff — which includes taking an extremely long time shaving, brushing his teeth and exercising. Why he can’t exercise in the bedroom I don’t understand, but he seems to feel that the bathroom is his room.
Today I proved that I don’t care what he is doing. I’m tired of waiting until nearly dinner time to shower. I just walked in with my bathrobe and said, even though he couldn’t hear me (because he won’t wear his hearing aids in the humid bathroom), that I was going to shower and he could keep doing whatever he was doing. While there, I also did a thorough shower cleaning which is the sidebar to letting conditioner sink into my hair.
I am now in day four of not taking any blood pressure medications. My BP has ranged from a high of 121/67 to today’s reading of 110/57. My stomach is so much happier without all those pills. I’m still monitoring my pressure in case something changes. I also ordered a new machine because the one I’ve got is 7 years old and figured it was time for a new one. Same company. Same design. Just updated.
I will never understand why no one ever checked to see if I even needed all those pills. Were they afraid I might up and die on them? In just a few days? Over the past 7 years I’ve asked repeatedly if we could get me off some of these medicines and the answer has been “why mess with success?” Success being I haven’t died yet but all the side effects from all that medication apparently didn’t count as a lack of success. I AM being careful. Very careful. I know you aren’t suppose to just go off all your medications at the same time, though I’ve done this before and it didn’t bother me. This is bothering me a little bit. Sudden bursts of heighted pulse rate, even with a very low BP reading. But I do not look likely to die from this and at least I was able to digest dinner and not be nauseated after a few bites. Were there really that terrified of something going wrong? These are top specialists!
Seriously guys? I’ve been through five cardiologists both in Boston and locally and not ONE of them thought to actually check to see if I actually need all that stuff. Shame on them all — except my family guy who has been gradually taking me off medications one medication at a time. He’s the best of the best.