Friday, February 18, 2011



No pretty pictures, nothing today, just bad news. I have been feeling sick, for a long time now. I get this shooting headaches, blurry vision, shortness of breath, dizziness, you name it. I keep postponing going to the doctor because getting busy usually will take the edge of the pain or discomfort. So I will get busy a lot and will ignore what my body was trying to tell me. This morning I was schedule for a pap smear. I got up this morning feeling the usual stuff I describe before. I thought maybe if a mention to the doctor she can do a quick physical or something. Well, I didn't have to explain anything, when they took my blood pressure it was thru the sky high. The first words out of her mouth were "I'm diagnosing you with hypertension and I prescribing medication to start today. Then they took a blood sample looking for diabetes. That came back within normal limits the only thing is that I was not fasting, so I have to go back on Monday for more labs and back to her in 2 weeks. I will have to buy a blood pressure machine and keep a journal and the most crushing thing, NO SALT. I wanted to die, if she only knew that this been going on since forever. I kind of knew too. I haven't felt this sick in years. All I can think was "No more kettle chips" is that sick or what. No, seriously. I know this have been brought by overeating and the lack of real exercise. This have been a struggle all my life but now as I grow older my body is just telling me no more. I kind of thank God for the chance. I could have found out after a heart attack. I hope this is just the only damage. I will have to change my lifestyle that is for sure. I just what to change this negative into a positive by trying my hardest to improve upon what I know I have been doing wrong. Please help my pray for grace, strength, self-discipline and God's character in my life. I don't want to just be alive, I want quality of life too. Thanks and blessings to you all,Marta.


Sares said...

Oh Marta, take care of yourself now that you know what is going on. At least it is something you can get under control. As for the chips, there are a couple kinds out there that are w/o salt or baked. They're pretty good. Good luck with your new challenge and I hope you get to feeling better really soon.

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stefanie said...

take care of yourself!!!

Shelley said...

Dear Marta...I will be praying for you....I have been trying forever to change the way I eat and other habits in my life to take better care of weight problem,which I have had my whole life...has brought on so many health issues for me...I too have crippled from knees or bone to bone and the doctors won't even discuss surgery until I have lost at least 100 lbs... which is almost impossible as I can barely walk ,much less exercise...I struggle daily to function normally as I used to my mind I still want to do so much but,just can't because of the limitations in my body...I pray that God will grant you that wisdom and strength that you need to follow through with your lifestyle change....please,pray for me too....I know what I must do....its just not working for me this time.....I have lost much weight in the past but,as always it returns.....blessings

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marta this is a wake up call! I am so glad you heard it. I know I have to start taking better care of myself also. It's hard to break the old habits. I will keep you in my prayers and I struggle with this also. Blessings, Linda

Junk Exchange said...

Marta.. take care of yourself. I have high blood pressure also .. and take meds .. i am also diabetic .. there are things out there we can eat .. almonds are good .. i like to buy them raw and roast them myself in the oven .. they also make a tortilla chip they sell at HEB that is no salt .. and lucky you .. you have all that land .. you can make yourself a walking track along the edge of your property and just walk to your hearts content relaxing would that be .. the main thing is you are going to have to learn to -dare i say it - RELAX!! .. yeah, that is a tough one darlin' .. but it helps tremendously .. more that meds will .. i also take citalopram .. it helps with the depression and anxiety ..oh gosh i sound like a drug dealer .. lol! ..take care of yourself .. eat more fresh foods .. i hardly ever venture much further into the grocery store than the produce section any more .. maybe the fresh meat isle or to get some oatmeal.. which is good for you too .. love you and take care of yourself .. you can do it ..

missshawna said...

I'm sorry to hear about your HBP. The good new is you can still do something about it. Just remember "action creates motivation, not the other way around" I always think of that when I don't feel like working out. I know that once I get moving, I will be glad I did. I'm sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way.

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Marta,
I am so very glad that you stopped by this morning.
I am 55 years old and have had high blood pressure since I was 21 years old. They called it essential hypertension because they could find no cause for it but they had completed a study that daughters of Fathers who had blood pressure at an early age...their daughters tend to have high b/p.
I had to laugh about the kettle chips because I like them too...I was telling my Dr. the things that are low in calorie are high in salt because they want to make up for the sweetness not being there.
but the Lord gave you warning and a lot of women who have heart attacks they can't save but the Lord has a call on you.
It is a lot easier to eat right when you have someone to do it support one another.
Really, truly it is not a is eating right.
IT IS ALL ABOUT PORTION SIZE...there was a girl on TV today that had won the biggest loser and she was showing portion size....a bowl of cereal is even the wrong is a tiny tea cup full...the guy told her...that's the size I eat that falls out of my bowl when I am eating.
The portion size for the pennae noodles...14 noodles is the right portion....
I know my husband and I have not been eating any where near the right portions.
On prayer....not many comment on the prayer section...I have found even within my own family they only want to pray for their own...I am not judging...I just know that prayer is not on most peoples priority list.
I talk to my heavenly Father as I would my own earthly FATHER. IT IS VERY PERSONAL TO ME...
I will be praying for you and I will edit my Sunday post and add you.
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Simply Debbie