Since a few weeks ago I’ve been feeling a little bit sick. I am not sure if I shared it here before that ever since I was pregnant with my youngest son, that was when my hypertension got started. It really got high just right before I gave birth. That was one of the reason why I had a C section when I gave birth. I never thought I would get high blood pressure, but I did. And I thought it will just go away right after giving birth. Just a few months after moving here it got worse to the point that I was brought to the hospital. I also had a heart murmur problem. My doctor she gave me some medicine that I am still taking up to now.
A few weeks ago I really felt it got worse again, so Bob told me that he would check my blood pressure since we have those digital blood pressure machines. At first it got error, we wondered if my blood pressure was too high for the setting that Bob put on or my blood pressure was just way too high. Anyway, I felt that my blood pressure was high because I was feeling dizzy and I got a little bit of a headache. So the next day I did try to take care more of myself by trying to exercise more like walking from our house to the mall. I went there with my niece. While she was taking care with her errands, I was walking inside the mall from one end to the other. Whenever my niece finished up with her shopping she just texted me that she was done and time for us to head back home. And we also tried to walk during early morning just in our neighborhood.
To be honest I guess all the changes in my daily routine helped me right away because when I went to the doctor after 2 weeks my blood pressure was good already. Still, with my medicine though. I had to go to the doctor before Bob’s trip to Cebu. I was gonna wait to go to the doctor when I traveled to GenSan after Bob’s trip to Cebu to get our kids there. See, my doctor that I am used to she’s from GenSan. Even though we are residing here in Davao we will go for special trip to GenSan just for the doctor’s appointment. She’s really good and a got to be friends later. But this time Bob told me to have it done ASAP. So we went to the doctor here in Davao which was recommended by a good friend of ours.
I’m okay now. I have to try to really take care of my blood pressure because my mom’s family had a stroke problem. My grandmother died a few hours after she had the stroke. I think only my mom lasted for awhile after her stroke. Some of my uncles died also of a stroke immediately. So really the family history is not so good looking for me. So now I am trying my best to take care of myself. 😉
My kids are always reminding me of not drinking with a caffeine drinks. Especially Aaron, he would call me up while he was in GenSan vacationing to remind me not to drink ice tea. Also when I picked them up last week that was the first thing he asked me “Mom, have you been drinking ice tea and diet pop?”
Anyway. Thank God I’m okay now. Back to being a busy mom again. School starts pretty soon here. Its going to be a busy week ahead for us. Buying the school supplies and the uniforms. Malls have started to have midnight sales here now. Good thing for the busy parents here.