The annual health fair was today. It lacked the tremendous organization that we have seen in years past because the woman who ran it so well was let go a few months ago. The people who ran it this year didn't know what they were doing and lacked the focus that one person brought to the job. That being said, I think that we (the health and safety committee) were the only ones who noticed the mistakes. On the positive side, because the matriarch of the health fair was not at the reigns, there was a lot more creativity in vendor choice. And that seemed to have paid off in spades. Everyone remarked about the great choices they were offered. I personally had a good time even though I learned that I need to have a few more places burned off of my face. I will make an appointment with my dermatologist tomorrow.
I kept my phone close by and ready to be answered all day because I was expecting a call from Dr. R. I was disappointed at 5:00 when I hadn't heard from him. He is so good about getting back to me I was sure that there must have been a delay in getting the results from the lab. Around 6:15 he finally called and told me that my sodium levels had returned to normal but to continue with that instructions from Dr. Cn. He wants to see me next week to do some more blood work and check my blood pressure. There is a part of me that tells me that neither Dr R, nor Dr. Cn really understand how wacky my blood pressure can be. Being at the health fair gave me the resource to have a lot of different machines test my pressure at different times of the day. I started the day off with a modest 131/71 at 9:00 am. Not great, but not bad. An hour later on the same machine it was 105/56. After that I moved to a different room and at 11:15 it was 150/98. For my normal highs, that is a wow! high. At 1:30 in another room it was 123/79. Then at 2:30 was 198/112. Fifteen minutes later back in the second room of the day it was 145/95. It seems easier to heard cats than to control my blood pressure. All of these readings were written down by the person taking them, and I have them to go into my appointment next week.
Feeling frustrated by all this uncertainty.