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Re: feeling determined!

Post by Tweetypie » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:56 pm

It's VERY windy here tonight in Nottinghamshire. I am pondering whether to go on my evening bike ride, or just a 4 mile walk. Probably the latter.

LadyA, it doesn't matter if you can't get on your bike this week, like Marigold says, it is best to get a doc's opinion on what's going on with the dizzy spells. Must be quite scary.

I am approaching the "M" word. I am having paliptations, hot flushes...and they are very frequent. I even have a mini desk fan that I plug into my computer at work to keep me cool. Good luck for tomorrow at the doc's. I do hope it's something or nothing.
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Post by LadyA » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:18 pm

Oh, my (female) gp is brilliant. She can come across as a bit brusque, but it's often a pain going to her because she gives each patient whatever time she feels they need, rather than their allotted time slot! So, the further into the day, the further behind she gets! I have on occasion been waiting over an hour. But, on other occasions, I've been the one who needed the extra time!

My heart, thankfully, appears to be fine. The blood pressure is "normal for me", and as doc says, better have it the lower side of normal than be trying to get it down. Tweety, I'm a good ten years past the "M" word, having had a sudden and early menopause. I think I was 46 or 47, when everything just stopped, suddenly. Never had a hot flush, never had a night sweat, nothing! :-)08 Was like someone just switched something off!

Anyway, I had a lovely morning with little grandson. We walked around the harbour, and expressed our mounting excitement at all we saw! "Van! Van! TRUCK! Boat! Boat!" and best of all, his favourite thing in the world at the moment, "TRACTOR!!!" There were "Birdy, caw! caw!" There were motorbikes "brmm brmm" we saw the stormy sea "water! WHISH! wet!" and we ended up in the playground, which we had to ourselves, as it wasn't a very nice day! Then we came to my place, so he could visit the chickens. He started calling "pok pok!" as soon as we turned in the gate!!
I wouldn't want to have him every day, mind you! You get nothing done! :mrgreen:
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Post by bigyetiman » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:08 pm

That's good news Lady A that all appears well on the heart front. OH told me to go to the doctor about some funny little raised marks on my skin, I went it was either that or constant nagging, or me wearing a burka so she couldn't see any skin! Thankfully the doctor informed me it was just old age blemishes. I have a new doctor and I must say I was quite impressed as she took her time looking at me then got out a booklet and showed me pics of skin cancer and told me exactly what to look for.
She was also the doctor who came out to certify that Ruth's mum had died and even though it was past midnight she was very kind and asked if she wanted any info on what to do and wrote down the number of the registrars for her
Your grandson sounds delightful
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Re: feeling determined!

Post by LadyA » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:17 pm

Doc is extremely pleased with me! She said that compared to about eight-ten years ago, I'm doing fantastic. I'm between 58 and 59kg (about 9st 3lbs). My cholesterol is excellent in that the level of "good" cholesterol is high, and the "bad" cholesterol is extremely low. And my blood pressure is 110/59. She reckons the occasional dizziness is caused by a drop in blood pressure, so recommended keeping fluid levels up, not leaving too long gaps between snacks and not making very sudden movements. But overall, I'm in excellent shape, apart from the osteoporosis. I haven't had a scan for nearly two years, and we're hoping that by my next scan, in another year or so, that too will have improved.

And I've been out for a meal tonight, with my brother, sister in law and mum. Was absolutely delicious!
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Re: feeling determined!

Post by LadyA » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:26 pm

Tweetypie wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:56 pm
It's VERY windy here tonight in Nottinghamshire. I am pondering whether to go on my evening bike ride, or just a 4 mile walk. Probably the latter.

Do you know, Tweetypie, on my way to my appointment this morning, during a horrendous storm which left two people dead here, I was frightened trying to control my tiny car - and I passed four or five cyclists! Not in a group - separate people, risking their lives trying to cycle on a four lane main road, in the most horrific winds!
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Re: feeling determined!

Post by Marigold » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:28 am

LadyA wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Doc is extremely pleased with me! She said that compared to about eight-ten years ago, I'm doing fantastic. I'm between 58 and 59kg (about 9st 3lbs). My cholesterol is excellent in that the level of "good" cholesterol is high, and the "bad" cholesterol is extremely low. And my blood pressure is 110/59. She reckons the occasional dizziness is caused by a drop in blood pressure, so recommended keeping fluid levels up, not leaving too long gaps between snacks and not making very sudden movements. But overall, I'm in excellent shape, apart from the osteoporosis. I haven't had a scan for nearly two years, and we're hoping that by my next scan, in another year or so, that too will have improved.

And I've been out for a meal tonight, with my brother, sister in law and mum. Was absolutely delicious!
Fantastic, I'm really pleased with that good news. I expect it was a relief to know that problems are minor and can be controlled. Well done! Keep cycling, once the wind drops!
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Re: feeling determined!

Post by MrsBiscuit » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:27 am

Good news LadyA!

You always sound very active and you obviously are in good health; I should think eating little and often might be the thing, I know getting lightheaded can be linked with not enough food, and low blood pressure, leading to fainting/falls, which is obviously not what any of us want, especially not if you have a tendency to osteoporosis.

Yes, a bike is not the place to be in very high winds, you are a danger to yourself and to others. I think sitting cosily inside is the place to be!
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Re: feeling determined!

Post by Margaid » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:39 am

Oh to be 9st 3lbs! That's really good news Lady A. I've lost my appetite because of some new medication I'm taking which also tends to lower my blood pressure a little (controlled by drugs anyway) so have also had giddy spells so I need to make sure what I eat is providing proper nutrition. Some of my readings in the last couple of days have been as low as yours which is too low when one makes the age adjustment.

Have fun on your bike when the weather improves!
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Re: feeling determined!

Post by LadyA » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:45 pm

Margaid wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:39 am
Oh to be 9st 3lbs! That's really good news Lady A. I've lost my appetite because of some new medication I'm taking which also tends to lower my blood pressure a little (controlled by drugs anyway) so have also had giddy spells so I need to make sure what I eat is providing proper nutrition. Some of my readings in the last couple of days have been as low as yours which is too low when one makes the age adjustment.

Have fun on your bike when the weather improves!
Since I've cut down on my medication (an anti convulsant used as a migraine preventive) I've actually gained weight! Of course, being intolerant of sugar certainly helps keep me from gaining too much weight as I get older (I'll be 58 in November). I actually feel a lot more fit and healthy than I did when I was caring for my husband. The toll that full time caring for someone with mid and late stage dementia, particularly when there is "challenging behaviour" involved, is huge, and something that is going to need addressing, or it will come back to bite the health services at a later stage!
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Re: feeling determined!

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:46 pm

Ditto all above to be 9 stone 3! I am a stone heavier and fight to keep at that weight by doing a fast 4 mile walk or 8 mile bike ride 5 times a week. I agree sugar makes you fat, but we all need a little of it.

So good to know you are in tip top condition. That's great news.
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