My blood pressure has been creeping up for years. About 2 years ago, when I finally decided to get off of my ass and exercise, we (my doctor and I) were hoping that the weight loss and exercise would lower my blood pressure. It did, marginally, if I took my blood pressure after a workout, but not consistently or nearly enough. We're talking a "normal" BP of 130 / 90 going to a 125 / 85 for a brief period.
So, the doctor put me on metoprolol
. I had my 30-day followup, and now my blood pressure is 120 / 77, AKA "flat normal." I also don't get palpitations from coffee (yeah!). The only downside is that the drug makes me sleepy, so I take it in the evening. As my doctor (who's also on blood pressure meds says) "some people just have high blood pressure."Home
I mentioned that I needed new windows for my new house. The windows are in, mostly. One of the windows arrived and was too small for the hole, and my handyman needs to do various trim and paint work. He also needs to haul away some of the old windows. In short, work progresses, but a bit slower than I'd like.Writing
In writing news, I'm editing the current WIP, and got to the first alien attack. In a previous draft, I had an attack on ships in space, but since my POV character was not in space, I had to create a POV character. But after the initial attack, said character had nothing to do, so I deleted him. Now I need to figure out how (and if I should) show the attack in space. Never a dull moment.