It began a few days ago when my head decided to move independently and not with the body. Was it stress, the hectic of daily life? Who knows, but when you turn and find that your head does not turn with you, then you drag out the blood pressure measuring device.
We actually have two, but both had sort of disappeared for a year. We found them on a shelf and I was ready to go. I removed the thick layer of dust that had collected, strapped it to my wrist and pressed the button and ….. nothing happened. These things have a battery, and when they are not used, the battery decides to give up. No problem, we have two of these machines. I removed the dust from the second measuring device and yes, the battery on this one was also dead. Now I was getting a little excited.
However, Mr. Swiss to the rescue and he produced two new batteries. They were both now in operation. And so I strapped it to my wrist and it began to get tighter and started to tick. Suddenly it relaxed, peeped and there I had it: my blood pressure was far too high, the hectic of daily life? This was a week ago. I used to have a measure of about 120/90 and now suddenly I get readings of 150/92. Mr. Swiss tells me that as long as the lower value does not exceed 90, there is no problem. Practice makes perfect and slowly I have it again in grip.
I have now made a point of measuring my blood pressure regularly. The human body is reduced to a statistic it seems.