Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gastro, according to my just-visited local medical fiend friend, is usually viral and therefor effectively only symptomatically treatable. So have some more maxalon and call me in the morning, or words to that effect.

I did find out, however, that (following some significant poking, prodding and generally sticking fingers where fingers should not be stuck by anyone with whom you're not on a more intimate basis than he and I were) my blood pressure was 156/95 or some such.

Which is apparently a bit high.

Why, then, don't they take it before poking you in all kinds of unpleasant ways. I'm sure that all that fingering can't possibly have a lowering effect, now, can it. And it doesn't really matter how intimately acquainted you are with the poker.

Anyway, I'm supposed to "keep an eye on it" - which no doubt means "come back and get poked some more and then we'll see if we can get it even higher". Damn silly, if you ask me.

Anyway, because it's all viral (as in disease, not marketing which is (arguably) different), I'm not allowed to actually do anything tomorrow either. So sleepy-in-y time again.

With luck, I'll have something way more interesting to talk about when next we meet....

1 comment:

  1. Oh the joys of getting your blood pressure read at a doctors. The last time I got mine done I had to wait for an hour in the reception area to be seen (despite having made an appointment), they allowed walk ins in before they saw me and by the time I got in there I was more than a little stressed out. All of which had a negative effect on my blood pressure :)

    Hope you are feeling a little better by now.