Yesterday, I went back to the doctor as a follow up to my emergency room visit and I had a great Indian doctor (he’s from India) and he was very blunt. He showed me on my digital chart that I’ve had high blood pressure for years (like 8 years). He was like you must go on medication. He explained that high blood pressure can cause stroke, heart attacks, kidney problems and all kinds of stuff. He also recommended that I take medication to lower my cholesterol even though I’ve not taken the blood test, yet, to check my cholesterol levels.
I have Kaiser for my health care provider and the biggest problem with Kaiser is that the doctors are in constant rotation of coming and going. In all these years, of going to Kaiser did any of the doctor say that they needed to put on high blood pressure medication.
The doctor that I saw yesterday is not my regularly assigned doctor but Kaiser was trying to get me in as quickly as possible for a follow-up appointment.
The doctor also informed me from my emergency room visit and the MIR/CT scan, they found something else but the doctor wants to talk to the pulmonary specialist and another specialist and order more tests.
I have a rare condition called Sarcoidosis which impacts mostly the heart and lungs but I’ve not had symptoms in many years.
Another oddity that I found out is that when I got my tubes tied, it seems that they used a pin or staple to tie my tubes and the pin or staple have come undone and the pin or staple floating around may have caused some damage. This is from the MIR/CT scan so the doctor must now consult the OB/GYN.
Lots of doctor appointments and testing in my future. On of the more interesting things that the doctor told me, yesterday, that I had to give up caffeine because it causes high blood pressure! I told him that I only drink a half a cup of coffee a day and a half can of soda. For some odd reason, I cannot completely finish a drink that’s why I love having bottled water because it doesn’t need to be hot or super cold to drink.
Anyways, I’m also going to amp up my walking routine because I need to get my weight down so that I can get off the high blood pressure pills.