Lovely, read it, meter made
Wednesday March 23rd 2011, 8:56 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

He answered the phone. “You want me to hand it to her?” And then he continued listening, and then talking, and then finally held out the phone, telling me my doctor wanted to talk to me.  Acknowledging afterwards she’d wanted to talk to him first.

Because apparently I would give too cheerful a spin on things.


But no! Really! I woke up with a temp of 99 and able to stand upright this morning for the first time since this started. (Just don’t push it too long.) I guess all we had to do was buy that blood pressure meter to make my bp stay up enough. (Gotta love that $1.62/ounce breakdown on that price. Doesn’t everybody buy electronics by the pound? So, how cheap would that make an Ipad2…?)

Note in the reviews that there were some complaints that the thing read too high. Note that some of those reviews are answered by others gently saying, you need to read the instructions. Palm up…

And the best? Who knew 5.5 mm rosewoods were so heavy, but, I got about 400 stitches knitted tonight. It felt like I was reclaiming a part of myself.

As the phone call was ending, Richard was going, Ups and downs, ups and downs.

“Did he say ups and downs?”

Yes he did. But I’m ready to stay at the ups.

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Yeah for ups! Let’s keep them, shall we? And yeah for the 400 stitches, too.

Comment by Ruth 03.23.11 @ 10:43 pm

Voraciously reading in search of complete recovery! Please deliver soonest 😀

Comment by Cathy 03.23.11 @ 11:21 pm

and I have decided to be more ‘in your face” – 🙂 deal…

Comment by Cathy 03.23.11 @ 11:28 pm

Oy!! {{{hugs}} to help you stay at the ups.

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 03.24.11 @ 5:55 am

It is said that knitting helps to keep your blood pressure from rising. Maybe you should take a day off! LOL!

Comment by Jody 03.24.11 @ 7:50 am

hmmm, Jody may have a point — you’re a bit tooo relaxed perhaps — maybe a more complex pattern would help the blood pressure!

Comment by Bev 03.24.11 @ 8:27 am

Ups are good.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.24.11 @ 8:39 am

I keep forgetting — you are dealing with LOW blood pressure! Palm up for BP reading? I do that so automatically that I don’t even think about it.

Ok, now just keep getting better, got it?

Comment by Don Meyer 03.24.11 @ 9:25 am

You have a wise, good doctor. Glad you’re on the up and up though.

Comment by Channon 03.24.11 @ 10:56 am

Goodness, I’d not heard the palm up thing. Hm…
Glad you’re improving. Please continue that – and oh yes, unless I’m frogging, knitting does indeed keep the BP down. 😉

Comment by Knitnana 03.24.11 @ 10:57 am

Hope Thursday is an up day as well.

Comment by robinm 03.24.11 @ 11:22 am

as long as you don’t add bruises from falling down every time you stand (grin). Just keep reminding every one – low blood pressure is better than no blood pressure….

Comment by Holly 03.24.11 @ 11:24 am

Glad you’re getting well enough to pun Sgt. Pepper tracks.

Not sure 5.5 bamboos will feel much lighter but you might want to try.

Comment by LynnM 03.24.11 @ 1:37 pm

Definitely time for the ups! Need a balloon or 2 🙂

Comment by Carol 03.24.11 @ 4:01 pm

Sounds encouraging. I will stay tuned for more reports of progress.

all the best (the very best),

Comment by twinsetellen 03.24.11 @ 6:55 pm

Yay! Keep it up! And I’m sure the knitting will help. So good to read good news. Take care.

Comment by DebbieR 03.24.11 @ 8:39 pm

I just heard that you’ve hit another rough patch recently so I “stopped by” your blog to see how you’re doing. I sure hope things are improving (for good). I’ll be thinking of and praying for you!

Comment by Carolyn Walker 03.24.11 @ 10:42 pm

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