Unfortunate events

July 8, 2007 - 4:44 pm 1 Comment

To tell you the truth, I’ve been avoiding writing anything in here because it would seem like all I’m doing is whining. Let me fill you in:

– I was diagnosed with high blood pressure
– It’s summer, which means that the air conditioner broke
– The oven also broke. Hooray for takeout.
– I ordered my first set of bifocals yesterday. Hooray for presbyopia.

On the plus side, the dog’s plugging along. He’s got deep dents on his head (much like my aunt’s dog had when he got sick) which the vet said will never fill with muscle again, so (and I quote the vet), “He’ll look like what he is: a big bonehead.” His blood count isn’t dropping and his foot is slowly healing, both plusses. He’s all skin and bones and is grounded from hunting this season, poor guy.

The doc thinks the blood pressure might just be something I’ll have to live with, especially given the fact that I’ve got a family history of it. They did do a couple of really, really fun tests – one where I had to pee in a jug for 24 hours (and I flew it back to the lab on the Spruce Goose) and one where I had to wear a heart monitor for (a different) 24 hours.

Would you like some cheese for this whine?

One Response to “Unfortunate events”

  1. Caro Says:

    One could possibly see why you have the high blood pressure though! You need a holiday!

    Sunny Hawaii anyone?