one way to get high blood pressure;
go mountain climbing over molehills

I have a home blood-pressure monitor I almost never use, except last Sunday morning I did.  My blood pressure was so high, and my heart rate so low that I really should have called for an emergency ambulance right there and then.  Of course being a stupid guy I didn’t ~ even though I had a stack of other warning symptoms that indicated a hypertensive emergency.  Going into a hospital full of covid patients isn’t something I wanted to do.

So, with some rest, meditation, extra potassium, no salt, no caffeine, no booze, (I don’t drink anyway, nor do I smoke), and some dark chocolate my blood pressure is now just far too high and not fucking dangerous.

Today, and finally, I had my very first ever telephone conversation with a doctor.

The upshot is that I’m now on blood-pressure medication, which I expected.  It’s called amlodipine and comes with a stack of nasty potential side effects.  I am also being scheduled a blood test, which I half expected.  What I didn’t expect it to be scheduled for an MRI and a CT scan.

It seems that I may just be a lot sicker than I thought.

Some say that high blood pressure is the silent killer.  And that you can keep your blood pressure under control if you live a healthy life.  All I know is that risking a stroke isn’t worth the dubious pleasures of smoking, drinking, and being overweight.


jack collier


stiletto heels are enough to give me high blood pressure

8 responses

  1. Please take care of yourself Jack! The world these days is very stressful, and “they” are obviously doing their best to make us insane. Keep meditating and think positive thoughts!

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    1. There’s more than enough stressful shit going on in my world, and stress is very bad for me.
      Chilling out is my mantra from now on ❤

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  2. Take care and get better soon! x

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    1. I’m doing my best Petra.
      Thanks, your recipes are going to be right in my wheelhouse. ❤

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  3. What Paula said! 💗

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    1. And, thank you Jan ❤

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