Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A bump in the road

Having taken a few baby steps towards taking the scary medical, my quest hit it's first hurdle this week.  I had signed up to my local GP and asked that they do some basic health screening for me.  Straightaway I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, my blood was also sent away for analysis.  The Doctor advised me to take up more exercise, eat better, minimise my alcohol intake and generally act in a healthier manner.

So I went away joined a gym, ate lots of salad and drank little other than water.  With a blood pressure monitor at home I was able to watch the readings slowly fall away.  Things were generally great, right up until the moment I telephoned the surgery to change my follow up appointment.  "Abnormal blood readings" were the words the receptionist used that froze my heart!

I spent the next two weeks worrying about what the prognosis of the "Abnormal blood readings" might be, thankfully the Doctor was able to very quickly assure me that nothing was wrong.  But my blood pressure does seem to go all over the place in a medical surrounding.

Moving forward my health kick continues, and we wait and see as to whether or not I'll need medication.

Meantime the I have the notes for panel Doctors undertaking the medical to keep me awake at night!


  1. Good luck with all of this! Where in Australia do you want to move to?

  2. Thanks for your comment, my first ever on the blog! Sorry it took me so long to reply.

    Probably Melbourne where most of my partner's family are. My mother-in-law live in rural Queensland which seems like paradise - but I don't think I'd find any work there. Am feeling more positive now that my spouse application is about to be submitted, by my health kick rolls on..