Sunday, August 29, 2010

BP Trouble?

Hi, folks. Been a while since I have talked to you about my health. As you may or may not know, I have had some real health issues over the years, beginning with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes in 1996. Three surgeries for detached retinas in 1998. Hospitalizations in 2003 for high blood sugar and 2004 for heart issues. The last introduced me to my cardiologist, Dr. Douedi.

High blood pressure has been a fact of my life for quite some time but I think that we've finally come up with medications that have worked to bring it down. My last three BP readings have been in the 100-120 range systolic which is my target range. 140 is not normal for me, and I've run much higher than that for some time. Then, I got to thinking about my blood pressure kit. Mark Evanier discussed it in his blog last year. At the time the consensus was that the meters read 20 points too high. Do any of you - either Blog readers or Facebook friends - have any experience with this type blood pressure meter?

Monday, August 02, 2010

Also New on the Blogroll

A couple of years ago at the big Tournament in Brooklyn we met this wonderful and very funny lady who likes to go by the name of Polly Esther. (I don't know if she'd want me to share her real name.) She is a performance artist and comedienne who lives in Toronto and has now been to the ACPT twice. Anyway, this year we wised up and caught up with her on Facebook, and now Polly's got her own blog called "Polly's Piece of Peace". Should be fun if it's anything like Polly is. Look for it to the right on the big ol' Blogroll.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

New on the Blogroll

I have added Deb Amlen to the blogroll. Deb is a very funny and very nice lady who has written a book called "It's Not PMS, It's You!" and has a very funny humor blog. Check it out often. Deb also makes crossword puzzles.