Thursday, June 2, 2011

Making progress ..........

We are still in the middle of remodeling. Lots of progress has been made, but things are still a mess. The painters came today and began preparing the walls. Once the pantry is painted, I will be able to move all my food from boxes in the garage to shelves in the pantry. The refrigerator should be able to go back in place as soon as the wall is painted behind it and the trim installed. I'll post some pictures soon.

I finally got the results of my stress test. Everything was normal. When I had my annual physical last month, my blood pressure was slightly elevated. The nurse practitioner gave me a prescription for what she described as a baby dose of blood pressure medicine. I asked if there were any side effects and she assured me that I shouldn't have any problems. Well, evidently the blood pressure medicine was causing all my problems - palpitations, dizziness, weakness, muscle pain, and stomach pain. Once the doctor changed my medicine I felt fine. Sometimes medicine causes more problems than it solves.

I will leave you with a photo of Mollie Ann. She looks like a little angel in this picture, but don't be deceived - she can be a little terror.

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8 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Glad you are fine and that some progress has been made. Jolie Ann does look sweet, but just like babies, they all do when sleeping...right?

Arkansas Patti said...

So glad your problems were easily fixed. ALL medicines seem to open a can of worms with side effects. Aaargh.
That is the sweetest face and she can't be capable of any mischief.
I know,Minnie fools me all the time.

schmidleysscribblins.wordpress.com said...

Oh Mommy, she wooks so tweet. Glad to hear your stress was okay. Take care and enjoy retirement longer.

NitWit1 said...

From one who dispensed medicine for 36 years, and now takes what feels like an unseemly amount, you are right.

Not only can one medicine be one too many when it has side effects as you described, taken any number of drugs, further complicates finding a culprit, if there is one.

Glad you can begin see the "end of the rainbow" in the remodeling.

Luzia said...

I can not believe, that this cat is not an little angle;-)) Hugs from Luzia.

Gilly said...

Mollie Ann looks adorable - but then I think cats and babies always look so sweet asleep!

Pleased to hear you got to the root of your nasty symptoms. Medication I am certain causes more problems sometimes than the disease!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

It's good to hear that your medication is sorted out. Side effects are a big problem. Looks like Molly Ann is doing a different side effect ! Look after yourself, hopefully it won't be much longer with the work.

KathyA said...

How can you say that??? She's so cute! ;)