Last Thursday, after I had my interview in Koronadal City, I placed an appointment with my eye doctor at 10am for the reason that my eyes seems to be blurry at times for what cause I do not understand. I proceeded to the clinic an hour after I delivered my most gruesome answers to the interview.
It was only a short walk from the DOLE regional office so I had to just lazily bring my steps towards the clinic. When I was assisted, the clinic assistant took my BP and I was surprised at how high it was. 160/120. I just smiled and told her maybe I should rest because I just walked and it was a HOT day and that I was actually just grilled because of the interview and that may be the reason for the high BP.
The assistant told me to just take my time and rest and she will have to check on me after a few minutes. It took her 20 to get back to me and took my BP again, this time, not a slight slide back, still 160/120. I saw the doctor after that and the doctor eventually, after all the eye tests, told me that I can still read with my two eyes and still has 20/20 vision, but the thing with my eyes which makes it a bit blurry at times may be because of the high BP which is of course, not normal at all.
She gave me a tablet to take and told me to be back at 1:30 in the afternoon for another test. The lunch break with sisters seemed a lot refreshing and relaxing and I took the medicine and I went back in the afternoon with all hopes that my BP will be back to normal, but lo and behold, It went down. Yes, it did. But only to a slight slide, 150/110.
The eye doctor asked me to see a dietician that very same hour, and then we had to read through less-salt diet and I should not stress myself too much because, as the dietician said, there are quite too many young deaths lately because of stress.
I felt bad, because I am a happy person and I work hard to get to my dreams. I am a person who do not allow stress to swallow me, but yes, I can say, the past weeks has been crazy and maybe, the doctor and dietician were right, I am stressed and that's causing me my high BP. I am a young professional now, with a maintenance for hypertension. Ugh. I feel very well, and in the pink of health, but this time around, i will surely miss this: