Hah. Turns out my blood pressure isn't high after all. I was just stressed out by doctors.
I took my blood pressure again at my parents' place yesterday, with daughter asleep on my chest... as relaxing a setting as you can imagine. My systolic pressure measured a full 20 points lower.
I took it again just now, same result - similar values to what they recorded 20 years ago when I last gave blood.
And my resting pulse is down to 60, which I take as a sign that the swimming works.
I'm fine. 😄
Yeay ... but does this mean, no more swimming? No more nekkid shower-IT meetings?
@nattiegoogie Nope! I enjoy all those things too much to stop.
@HerraBRE My doc always takes it 3 times - I have 'white coat syndrome' too. I stress a bit just at the thought of it.
At the chemist's in town or at home always gives a better initial number.
@tomasino @HerraBRE Pretty sure we aren't using the same units then! :-)
In canada we measure bp in mmHg. Optimal bp in an adult is 120/80 where the upper number is systolic (heart is cramping to pump) and the lower number is diastolic (heart is relaxed).
My top score FTW was 254/143.
If either number was 400, or even approaching it, I'd be dead.
254 was actually 'mostly dead' :-)
Yes, I'll have fun storming the castle!
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