Damn. Things are not going so well. I went to the doctor on Valentine's Day for my annual checkup - when tends to get lost in all the other doctor visits that I have to make. So the first thing that happens is I get my blood pressure taken. 180/112. Not good. In fact, my doctor said, upon seeing this that my veins and arteries must be in pretty good shape because otherwise I'd be in the hospital with a stroke. Good news indeed. He also wanted to know what kind of stress I was under because a resting BP like that was not good. Blame it on the boys next door. If they aren't actively making noise and waking me up, I'm awake anticipating the noise. We may have to move just because of this!
So he asked me what all was going on with me and I started recounting my stomach issues, the reflux problems, and so on and so on. The fact that I feel exhausted ALL THE TIME, mostly due to lack of sleep or anxiety.
He looked at my skin and noted several places that were severely scratched - my skin itches ALL THE TIME. I try not to scratch, have lathered on the moisturizers but I can't stop myself when I'm asleep. Another stress symptom? Perhaps.
Also had my P&P, which was rather uneventful, except for that patch of skin that doesn't look right - I go back for a biopsy on Monday.
Sigh. Am I falling apart faster than is normal????? I turn 45 next month. That's not all that old, is it? At least for these problems?
So I now have so many pills that I'm going to have to chart the darned things out so that I don't forget/miss any. Some with food. Some avoid food. Some morning. Some night. Some with applesauce and aspirin. Some three times a day. And the really fun, nasty-tasting super pill for whatever infections you might have that the doctor doesn't know what is happens twice a day with food for the next 10 days. It is NOT your ordinary antibiotic - it's an ANTI-INFECTIVE. Whatever that means. One thing it does mean is NO alcohol at all while taking it or for three days afterwards. Not that I drink, but damn!
Oh, well.... at least I've got my little yellow pills.