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Apparently, I'm Healthy?

I haven't posted much about this 'cause it was all still quite vague. But I mentioned a while back that Mrs. Gneech and I had joined a local health club; part of the startup package there is an initial session with a personal trainer to get you started.

Except, when I went, they took my blood pressure and said, "Whoa, dude, too high! We can't work with you unless you get cleared by a doctor."

This rather baffled me, as I'd just had my annual physical in March and was specifically told then that my blood pressure was fine. So I made a new appointment with the doc and spent the past ten days or so taking BP readings, which have indeed been uniformly in the "pre-hypertension" stage.

So, this morning, I went in to the doc and said, "WTF blood pressure?" The doc put me on a machine, took a reading, and it was fine. And just to be sure, he went oldschool and took it a second time via the "stethoscope and hand-pumped collar" method ... and it was still fine. He also said that the bloodwork from my physical indicated that everything was ticketyboo except for having slightly low HDL cholesterol and recommending that I exercise and eat more fish. He suggested 81mg of Aspirin a day and that next time I come in I bring along my blood pressure meter to calibrate it.

...

Okay then! So with note in hand and a clean bill of health, it's back to the health club for me. Nice to know that I'm not about to explode or anything, in any case.

But enough about such weighty matters! Have something weirdly cool.



-The Gneech

PS: This one is good too.

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kamau_d_lyon
Jul. 20th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
BP issue is two fold. One people who do not know how to take BP or rely too much an machine. Second the need to CYA at health clubs. Take your doctor's little slip, wave it under the guys nose and tell him "Let's get to work".

A-Team certainly brought a laugh to me this morn. Interesting casting but it works.
lowen_kind
Jul. 20th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Star Trek as the "A-Team" actually works. :=3

That montage really does it.
torakiyoshi
Jul. 20th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Cats should always eat more fish. The trick is finding the tastiest ones. *Noms a sashimi*

-=T.K.
hantamouse
Jul. 20th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
My doc has one extra large cuff she has to fetch from room to room, because the regular cuff reads way too high on a big arm.
tegeran
Jul. 21st, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
What hanta said. I do have (controlled) high blood pressure, but if they try to take my BP without using a large cuff, it looks like I'm about to die.
hossblacksilver
Jul. 22nd, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
Love the two A-Team takes. Found another one, but they won't allow embedding.
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