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rob214 08-27-16 04:21 PM

BP and bad days
so a little over a year ago i had a stroke, i have good days and bad days. like most folks. the more i workout the better i feel. i actually went a couple of months feeling great. friday i started feeling bad and my bp was up a bit. left arm tingling left foot numb. happens when bp goes up. most days i feel fine but the last 2 days been feeling tires and the symptoms make me feel anxious and the headache doesn't help. i would loved to have ridden today but just couldn't bring myself to do it. i'm on meds for bp and cholesterol but hate them and how they make me feel.
i'm very thankful that i'm doing well since my stoke and it could have been a lot worse but mentally it's hard to have these bad days.
anyone else get this have you had a stroke or heart attack that make things different for you?

mileslong 08-27-16 04:50 PM

About eight months ago I underwent emergency surgery to to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The first 4 months of recovery were very challenging: trying to figure out the right balance of medications, working to regain lost physical strength and dealing with the emotional issues of major surgery.

I started feeling so good I went back to work, only to realize in two quick weeks that I wasn't ready to be working full time. My BP was edging back up and my stamina was plummeting so I quit work and went back to the business of recovery.

Like you, I have good days and bad days. Yesterday I walked 18 holes (shot 77) and cut half my lawn. Today my knees have stopped working, my planned road ride couldn't happen and I have been limited to rest. My BP will probably climb a couple of points and my back will be sore because of the inactivity. I have to remember that, at 54 years old, I am not going to recover as quickly as I did when I was a college hockey player who could burn the candle at both ends!

Patience is the name of the recovery game. Hang in there, this too shall pass.

rob214 08-27-16 06:32 PM

thanks, sounds like you and i are similar in the medical department.

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