Thursday, April 9, 2009
I have been having high blood pressure for a while now and for the past week, chest pains have been happening too. I'm not one that runs to the doctor for every little thing...in fact, I practically have to have someone make me go! But my family insisted that I go and have it checked out. I saw Dr. Pratt. He's really nice. Lynsi is Dr. Carter's nurse and they work in the same 'pod' as Dr. Pratt, so they are pretty close. She knew I was there, so she came and got me from the waiting room and we were passing the scale and she told me to get on and I said, no, I'm skipping this part.....and she said no, I wasn't!! I told her that the last time I was here, I got to skip it, but she said, no I was not skipping this part!! She made me get on it! I think I want another nurse next time that won't be so bossy and will let me be in charge!! Anyway, back to the Dr. visit. He said that he didn't think I was having a heart attack, but wanted to put me on blood pressure meds and do an EKG. So he found out from the EKG that my heart is skipping a beat. He didn't want to alarm me but said that he wanted me to have it checked out by a cardiologist. So I guess that is my next step. I'm sure it's nothing, but it will be good to find out for sure. Those meds he gave me.......I kinda feel like I'm in a daze.....blurry vision, headache.....and just a blah feeling. Everyone that has taken these meds before tells me that I'll feel like this for a little while, but it will go away some day.