July 8, 2016 1:07am CST
I ran out of my alendronate sodium last week, well, I took my last one last week. Monday was a holiday and Tuesdays are busy, so I waited until Wednesday to go to my GP to get a refill. I actually had been given my script by a different doctor, so this was a new one for me from my GP. I also wanted to be sure that my referral to my pain specialist - who I was going to see in a couple'a hours - was still good. It was. So, the new script picked up, I set off to see the other doctor. Now, my appointment with my GP was at 2:30, the pain doc at 4:15. I decided that this was a good time to drop off the roomie's blood pack for the transplant. I could've gotten to the pain doc much faster, but the package needed to be shipped and while I have taken it a few other places, my normal place was not terribly out of the way, if I took a slightly longer route. Despite taking my time and going a longer way, I was still way early for the pain doctor's. However, they were just so busy that they took me right in. The physician's assistant I saw - who is probably about 8 months pregnant - talked me into getting a cheek swab. This does a DNA analysis to determine what medicines will work or not work on me. In fact, I was out of the office before it was time for my appointment! That's how I like things to go. And, despite my age (62) and being morbidly obese, my blood pressure was excellent!
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8 Jul 16
I have had some pretty high pressures - when I've had migraines - and some probably dangerously lows - when I've had allergic reactions - but on the whole its been right on the higher side of normal - 130 over 80 or so. It used to be somewhat lower, but I was also somewhat younger. Maybe you and your mom are eating better than your great-grandmother? I don't know, some people survive just fine with high blood pressures.
8 Jul 16
@ElicBxn No, my Mom surely does not eat better than her grandmother. The doctor said that for some people high blood pressure can be genetic. Anyway, she was healthy and never saw a hospital in all her long life. This leads me to think that this is not a major factor to be healthy.