Let's hop in the car and take a drive and check out a few pretty fall trees and I'll tell you about my week.
It's a cloudy day on the afternoon of this drive last Tuesday but it was still an enjoyable day as I had spent the 3 previous days trying to breathe without pain in the center of my chest. I have had this 2 or 3 times before and it is called costochondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage.
Sleeping was impossible the first night and I stayed in my recliner as lying down worsened the pain. The second day was only slightly better as the Advil began to kick in. By the third day, I was beginning to breathe easier.
And on Tuesday, I was feeling good enough to get out of the house and go for a drive. While I was out and about, I needed to stop for a few things. BG and I were planning a little getaway for Friday through Monday.
After she got to the office and had her bp taken there, the numbers were down slightly. They made her wait awhile and took it again and the numbers were down to a more reasonable range.
An appointment was made for her for early next week. They will decide the next route to take. In the meantime, they want her to try to eliminate as much stress as possible. Which is easier said than done with her responsibilities at work and constantly dealing with staffing issues.
I've stayed with her the last 2 nights, to be on the safe side. She stayed home from work yesterday and rested. Her blood pressure is still running too high but not quite in the critical range. I'm not quite sure why they didn't go ahead and start her on blood pressure medicine.
We were supposed to be on the road to Branson today, which I hinted about in my last post. But we didn't feel comfortable about leaving town while worrying about our daughter. That wouldn't make for a very enjoyable time.
So on to plan B...we'll go to Branson another time. Daughter is going to work for awhile today and BG and I are going to the Big Town this afternoon to look for some warm, fire retardant clothes for him to wear to work this winter.
Tomorrow is Veteran's Day and I won't be posting again until next week. I want to say Thank You to all the veterans who have helped to keep our country free. God bless our veterans and God bless America!
Happy Friday to you!