question for you... this is really bugging me . - page 4

OK... this may sound wierd, but I've been meaning to ask some of you wise folk out here, and I keep forgetting. But it just happened again, and I got up out of bed to post this. For the past... Read More

  1. by   teeituptom
    that does sound a little stressfull
    Have you tried exercising after work
    I always exercise or play golf after work
    when I finally get to lay down
    there could be a tornado outside my door
    and I would sleep through it anyway
  2. by   jnette
    Hey Tom... I've NEVER had difficulty falling asleep ! After being up since 0300 and at work at 0400, putting in a good 11-12 hours there, when 7:730- 8:00 pm hits, I'm in bed and out like a light !

    And considering the non-stop pace at work for those11-12 hours, nope, have nothing left in me to give to excercise !

    Looking forward to Spring, however... my days off will be spent golfing with hubby instead of on my hiney in front of this computer !

    And pushing the lawnmower, taking walks along the rivertrail, etc... C'MON SPRING !!!
  3. by   teeituptom
    sounds like an excellent plan to me
  4. by   teeituptom
    I enjoy pushing the lawnmower
    and my yard needs it
    but someone stole it
    the lawnmower not the yard
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from teeituptom
    I enjoy pushing the lawnmower
    and my yard needs it
    but someone stole it
    the lawnmower not the yard
    Get a goat ! :chuckle

    Me, too.. have always loved a push mower. Something very soothing about pushmowing the yard. Kind of a "time out" for me... I can talk to my flowers and check the birdhouses, etc., etc.
  6. by   LesJenRN
    jnette,
    have you had your appt yet???? what's up? you have many of us worried......:uhoh21:
  7. by   jnette
    Quote from LesJenRN
    jnette,
    have you had your appt yet???? what's up? you have many of us worried......:uhoh21:
    Funny you should ask... yes, I just got back from my PA. And of COURSE (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!) my pressure was my usual 90/60 !!! I felt sooooooo ridiculous ! :imbar I told her I knew this would happen, and she laughed. Actually, it was down to about 110/70 yesterday all day, and then this morning. Of course, I haven't been at work the past couple days, either, so now I'm curious to see if THAT is when it shoots up. She asked that I do exactly what I had wanted to do before I even wanted to go see her.. collect some data. BPs qid for next two weeks, both arms, and to make notations when I hear the whooshing, also note whether I was at work that day or not, etc.

    She is also sending me for a doppler study of carotids and abd. aorta... that's on the 16th. Then we'll go from there. Did bloodwork, too, and depending on the results of all the above, we'll go from there. She said it would be hard for her at this moment to justify to my insurance anything further such as renin angiotensin, 24 hour urine.. said she has a hard enough time even getting these ppl to approve glucose studies. But she's wanting to so a pheochromocytoma thing as well... said to tell you guys we'll be "chasing that zebra"... (ok... I'm ignorant, but exactly what does that mean?)

    So you all can calm down now, ok?

    Thanx for the concern, though. You know how it is... you just HATE to go for this stuff thinking there's nothing to it in the end. She was cool with that, she understood, and we'll be following up in two weeks.
  8. by   karenG
    Quote from jnette
    Funny you should ask... yes, I just got back from my PA. And of COURSE (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!) my pressure was my usual 90/60 !!! I felt sooooooo ridiculous ! :imbar I told her I knew this would happen, and she laughed. Actually, it was down to about 110/70 yesterday all day, and then this morning. Of course, I haven't been at work the past couple days, either, so now I'm curious to see if THAT is when it shoots up. She asked that I do exactly what I had wanted to do before I even wanted to go see her.. collect some data. BPs qid for next two weeks, both arms, and to make notations when I hear the whooshing, also note whether I was at work that day or not, etc.

    She is also sending me for a doppler study of carotids and abd. aorta... that's on the 16th. Then we'll go from there. Did bloodwork, too, and depending on the results of all the above, we'll go from there. She said it would be hard for her at this moment to justify to my insurance anything further such as renin angiotensin, 24 hour urine.. said she has a hard enough time even getting these ppl to approve glucose studies. But she's wanting to so a pheochromocytoma thing as well... said to tell you guys we'll be "chasing that zebra"... (ok... I'm ignorant, but exactly what does that mean?)

    So you all can calm down now, ok?

    Thanx for the concern, though. You know how it is... you just HATE to go for this stuff thinking there's nothing to it in the end. She was cool with that, she understood, and we'll be following up in two weeks.

    chasing the zebra........... glad to hear you have that expression too!! remember that what is common is common..! so how often do you see a zebra in your street?? not often. so chasing the zebra............looking for weird and wonderful things, rare stuff that you dont actually expect to find!! my docs often ask if I'm going zebra hunting............... but the day I dont is the day one will appear!!


    so glad to hear your alright!!

    Karen
  9. by   jnette
    Quote from karenG
    chasing the zebra........... glad to hear you have that expression too!! remember that what is common is common..! so how often do you see a zebra in your street?? not often. so chasing the zebra............looking for weird and wonderful things, rare stuff that you dont actually expect to find!! my docs often ask if I'm going zebra hunting............... but the day I dont is the day one will appear!!


    so glad to hear your alright!!

    Karen

    ohhhhhhhhhh !!! OK... I get it !! heh... thanx for the explanation. Can't say I've ever heard that one, but it all makes sense now in regards to her conversation about what tests, etc. she would be persuing.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    let us know how you are jnette.
  11. by   SunnyKC
    Im glad you went to the doc and she is on top of things.

    I had the heartbeat in my left ear for 3 months during my pregnancy...then it just went away at about 8 months. My ENT doc said I should follow up if I still had it after delivery. I did have a CT scan done and it said I had a "descient jugular bulb"...whatever that means! He never did explain it to me so I assumed it was nothing.

    A few months ago..it came back. Every night for the last 3 months I lay in bed...trying to go to sleep over the sound of my own heartbeat. Its kinda soothing LOL
    But I wish I knew what it was! I also have CDH and TMJ...and I know tinnitus is common with TMJ...so I chalked it up to that.
    I had high BP after my baby was born (almost 2 yrs ago) but it eventually went down to normal after being on meds for 6 months or so. Its still normal...so I dont think that is what is causing it.
    I will be interested in what your doc finds out. Good luck!
  12. by   teeituptom
    Quote from jnette
    Get a goat ! :chuckle

    Me, too.. have always loved a push mower. Something very soothing about pushmowing the yard. Kind of a "time out" for me... I can talk to my flowers and check the birdhouses, etc., etc.

    Hey a Goat isnt a bad Idea
    And they taste so good Barbecued

    They really do

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