Friday Night

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I went and did my follow up examination with a nurse today.  Her goal in life today was to put one of those blood pressure wrap thingees around my arm and keep pumping that little black ball thingee until all the blood backed up inside my head or gush out from my eyeballs or something along that line.  I swear to God my fingertips were white and I’m Caucasian enough as it is and I really don’t need any help to go total albino.

Anywho she put me thru this torture device experience twice and I asked how things turned out; not that I’d would even know or have any clue what any of it meant anyway.  She said my BP went up two points after she took it the first time and I kinda sorta threw both arms up into the air and let out one of those …

“WOO HOO!!  HE SHOOTS AND HE SCORES TWO AT THE BUZZER!!!”

I don’t think she thought that my basketball reference was very comical given that “you must have lost your damn mind” look that she had on her face.  And I guess while 140 over 110 would be a good score if you’re UCLA and you’re playing Notre Dame but it’s not good thingee for older dudes and their non-Geritol tainted blood.

I was so depressed that I went and consoled myself with one of those huge cinnamon rolls at Perkins afterwards.  I had an unsweetened iced tea with it too.

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34 thoughts on “Friday Night

    Anna said:
    January 23, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    You did right. This post made me laugh, thanks 🙂 “pling”

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      Jim responded:
      January 23, 2017 at 12:26 PM

      I’m glad you approved. I will no longer hang my head in shame for being weak. “pling”

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        Anna said:
        January 23, 2017 at 1:25 PM

        You are not weak. The doctors say that to everyone and it’s never true 😉 “pling”

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        Jim responded:
        January 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

        *whew* that was a close one. “pling”

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        Anna said:
        January 24, 2017 at 12:36 PM

        “Pling”

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    me said:
    January 21, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    I remember doing something similar when the Union told me I had the record number of sick days off’ve work for that year … ‘WooHoo, I came first in something’ … apparently it wasn’t one of those moments though, although they weren’t interested in the ‘whys’ or anything. Lightened the moment though 😉 And a cinnamon roll sounds like the perfect consolation 🙂

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      Jim responded:
      January 21, 2017 at 5:02 PM

      isn’t it fun being first??? 🙂

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        me said:
        January 21, 2017 at 5:06 PM

        Yup 🙂 🙂

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        Jim responded:
        January 21, 2017 at 5:07 PM

        that’s cuz you’re a winner.

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        me said:
        January 21, 2017 at 5:08 PM

        Hahaha … we both are!

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        Jim responded:
        January 21, 2017 at 5:10 PM

        that’s cuz I have that sexy Irish blood in me

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        me said:
        January 21, 2017 at 5:15 PM

        Ahhh, is that what it is 🙂 So mine could be the Scotish in me 😉

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        Jim responded:
        January 21, 2017 at 5:17 PM

        yep. you have that bonnie lass blood. 🙂

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        me said:
        January 21, 2017 at 5:25 PM

        hehehe i knew it 🙂

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        Jim responded:
        January 21, 2017 at 5:28 PM

        tell everyone that you’re full of the good stuff 🙂

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    swo8 said:
    January 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Not the greatest BP but I have seen worse. It was probably the “white coat syndrome”. She sounds like someone who might make you BP rise anyway. Enjoy your cinnamon roll.
    Leslie

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      Jim responded:
      January 21, 2017 at 10:48 AM

      it ate good. 🙂

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        swo8 said:
        January 21, 2017 at 10:55 AM

        I have no doubt about that.

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        Jim responded:
        January 21, 2017 at 11:04 AM

        hehehehehehehe “pling”

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        swo8 said:
        January 21, 2017 at 12:24 PM

        😉 “pling”

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    dewyplace said:
    January 21, 2017 at 2:06 AM

    Hehehe you’re still good. Walkies every day and and quit work should do it 😊

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      Jim responded:
      January 21, 2017 at 9:18 AM

      I’d quit work but the bank wants me to pay the mortgage.

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        dewyplace said:
        January 21, 2017 at 2:19 PM

        My doctor threatened me with medication if I don’t get my BP down. Mine is usually low don’t know what happened that day it shot up to 135 . So ended up going on walks . It helped and time away from the family helped too . That’s why I escape to my hidey hole all the time. Peace and quiet. So no medications for me except for Vitamin D which I always forget to take.

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        Jim responded:
        January 21, 2017 at 2:25 PM

        I’ve been pretty lackadaisical this winter for not exercising. I suppose I should do something about that.

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        dewyplace said:
        January 21, 2017 at 2:28 PM

        Winter is bad though. Cold and wet and miserable . I make myself accept volunteering shifts as it meant I have to get out of bed to go take the clients out and in turn go wandering . It’s the getting out of bed bit that’s hard , finding the motivation.

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        Jim responded:
        January 21, 2017 at 2:34 PM

        I could get out and about by walking if I would just stir my stumps and just go.

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    AprilEsutton said:
    January 20, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    Fortunately, cinnamon is very good for you, and a cinnamon roll is my favorite way to take it.

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      Jim responded:
      January 20, 2017 at 8:43 PM

      I added butter. that’s a dairy. dairy is good for you.

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    Susan said:
    January 20, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Oh, yes, when you sense you have someone practicing this ancient method of taking pressures AND they need a hearing aide, you must say to them ” I can’t feel my fingers…”

    When I give blood and they do the blood pressure at screening time, I look at them like I’m gonna hit them – works every time 🙂

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      Jim responded:
      January 20, 2017 at 8:15 PM

      I have this huge suspicion that you have had plenty of practice with that look. me? I think mine is more of a “please don’t kill me” look.

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        Susan said:
        January 23, 2017 at 7:53 PM

        Noooooo! You have to intimidate some nurses. It keeps us humble 🙂

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        Jim responded:
        January 23, 2017 at 8:04 PM

        Hmmm. how do I say this. I think I would be suspicious of a humble nurse versus a take charge kinda one.

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        Susan said:
        January 23, 2017 at 8:21 PM

        You’ve got a point there, however, I’m a firm believer that you can be humble and confident at the same time 🙂

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        Jim responded:
        January 23, 2017 at 8:50 PM

        hmmm. I suspect that you have your moments.

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