ya, ya. i know i eat a lot of salt.

i went to the freaking doctor for my ear.

and she was super nice, but whatever. i still hate doctors.

basically, i might have some congestion left over from my cold from like two weeks ago.  or i could have crazy high blood pressure.

she didn’t really see any congestion in my ear though, so that could just be her nice way of saying that ya, i have blood pressure issues seeing as how she did get a sky-high reading. (148/100)

which is weird because a matter of a few months ago, (when i was in the ER/at the doctor like once a week for gallbladder stuff) it was fine. FINE!

and im not going to lie, im kind of p*ssed about it. i mean for crst’s sake, i sit here working out and being vegan vegetarian all day every day and FOR WHAT?!  what the heck is the point of trying to be freaking healthy if my body is just going to fall apart at 25 anyway? i might as well eat some freaking steak with a side of cheese and sugar or something.

and this doesn’t even run in my freaking family. AND, my grandpa Lindell eats a nice side of salt with EVERY MEAL and he’s TOTALLY FINE (well, as fine as a 79-year-old man can be).

anyway, so now i have to go to random pharmacies and take it myself for a month and then report back.

and im only supposed to go once a week, but im crazy, so i already went today.

let it be know, my blood pressure was TOTALLY NORMAL. a perfectly respectable 116/73.

nonetheless, i have to lay off the salt for awhile, which im sure will make my grandma Cory VERY HAPPY, seeing as how she’s been telling to “stop eating salt” since i was like two.

whatever. dude. this is crap.

and my ear is STILL making a swishing sound so loud that it’s keeping me up at night.

le sigh.

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  1. Did she take it twice? Were you stressed out about being to the doctor’s office? Either of these things could have given you a high reading. If you’re working out and being vegan, pretty much the only reason you should have HBP is if it’s hereditary. But it sounds like your Uncle was just fine; what about parents, etc.? You would have to be putting a tablespoon of salt in EVERYTHING for that to be the only cause (given your other history). Or at least that’s what they’ve been teaching us in Nursing School.

    Ugh. Best of luck dear.

  2. now i feel the need to monitor my own salt intake. i bet i can quit it; the salt. i will use lemon and flakes of seaweed to season my food. i will be like that Gypsy Boots guy, but with less facial hair and more sanity.

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