My blood pressure is already dropping
As part of our preparations for leaving Canada, Rebecca and I felt it prudent to have physicals done by our respective doctors. Rebecca’s came back perfect (big surprise). One of the things that showed up on mine though was that my blood pressure appeared quite elevated. So much so that I was instructed to wear an automated blood-pressure monitor for a 24-hour period back in August. The result of this test? Yes, I definitely have elevated blood pressure! This was surprising to most people, myself included, in that I am not overweight, do not smoke, and basically lead a fairly healthy existence.
It was explained to me that in 90% of the cases the doctors never really know WHY someone has HPB. So, what was prescribed for me to deal with this? Move to the Caribbean! This is an appropriate spot for me to say “I like my Doctor!”
If “stress” has anything to do with blood pressure rising, it wouldn’t take a genius to deduce that we have been under a fair amount throughout the last year, and my Doctor knew that. Throwing ourselves 100% into the unknown, and challenging ourselves at every turn, “might” have had an effect.
This week began our first week as employees as opposed to business owners. That’s right boys and girls… for the first time in over 20 years, the buck NO LONGER stops with me, and I like it! Although my workload has not yet decreased all that much, I can already feel the stress melting away.
Our plan is coming together, and life is good. Just wait ’til we get to those clear, warm waters!