--Selmer AND Baroni--
Selmer, I have not been able to check those web sites yet - my computer has been acting up and I have a dial-up connection which is super slow. HOWEVER, told my mom our BP machine is apparently credible. Was feeling extra fatigued, dizziness, etc. and went to get groceries - stopped at Kroger machine and got 76/31 with a pulse of 129. At home, got out the BP monitor, did some things different. (By the way, the manual said if it restarts itself its because it did not detect an appropriate pressure). It restarted 1st two tries just when it was supposed to give me the reading. Then I unplugged it and using the batteries instead, rested my left arm on table with palm up, and I got a 86/66 reading with a pulse of 106. That made me feel a little better and I am going to start using the home monitor more than the store - and take it the same time every day. Thanks again for your help!
Baroni, hope you are hanging in there. My heart was racing today when I went for groceries and I was weak and out of breath when I got home. When my mother was having a visiting nurse come out, I mentioned it and she said that the rapid heart beat is wearing my heart out. I just don't know how this is going to play out. Now, this sounds crazy, but I'm thinking about walking again and carrying my cell phone and insurance card in my hand. How's that for crazy? This year I had the opportunity to get bloodwork done, a CT scan, a colonoscopy, and my gallbladder finally removed after 10 years of having gallstones. I'm eating healthy, took up walking, and now, what if I die from some major blood pressure drop, or I go into a heart attack from the rapid heart beat? ...don't know, seems like there's always something to worry about - whether it be financial, family's health, or my own.