June 13, 2006

How I Will Die

I have long resigned myself to the fact that there is an extremely high probability that I will get cancer. If I an not diagnosed early enough I will die of it. It has happened before in my family.

So, I get regular check ups and I do what I can to avoid carcenogenic behaviors, substances, practices, etc. Really, there's only so much I can do, though.

Well, I went to the doctor this morning for my annual check up.

Apparently, my blood pressure is becoming a problem.

I'm not even 30 years old!!! BUT I HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE!

I exercise. I try to be mindful of my sodium intake. But I've always had elevated blood pressure and now it's high enough to where my doctor is talking about it.

The doctor even wants me to take medicine for it because he says I could have a stroke or a heart attack in 10 - 20 years if my blood pressure goes untreated.

I don't like the idea of taking medicine, so I asked about an alternative and he said that I should get a blood pressure monitor and chart my pressure over the course of a month and come back to him. If it looks like my average is actually normal, then we'll do nothing. It's always high, then he's going to push for medication.


This sucks.

Posted by Flibbertigibbet at June 13, 2006 12:59 PM | TrackBack
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