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Yesterday, my husband wasn’t feeling well. He went to the doctor thinking it was a virus or something that was making him dizzy and tired. Well, the doctor found out my husband has high blood pressure. It was so high that he is making him stay home from work until Wednesday. He said such high blood pressure is not at all normal for Vilay’s age (34). Vilay has been stressed lately because of his job and the doctor wants to see if it’s the stress causing his blood pressure to go up that high or if it’s something even more serious.

On Wednesday, Vilay will go back to the doc and get his blood pressure rechecked. I hope it’s just stress from his job. Nevertheless, it worries me.

Our five year wedding anniversary is coming up on May 14th. We have known each other for eight years. We’ve had our rough times and we’ve worked through them. We love each other.  I just can’t imagine anything happening to him. I would be lost.

The doc did say he wasn’t in any danger. I still won’t be happy until I know his blood pressure has dropped back to normal. I do think it is stress from his job but that is a whole other story that I can’t go into here.

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  • thomas May 12, 2006, 10:52 am

    When my brother was around 12, he went to the school nurse and and a really high blood pressure… We sent him to our regular doctor who also found he had a very high blood pressure… He then got sent to a specialist who found he also had a very high blood pressure… My brother isn’t fat, stressed or eating bad food, so the doctor decided that for 2 days my brother would wear a holter to takes his pressure every hour….

    Conclusion: White labcoat stress….the simple fact to be at a doctor’s was making his pressure go high.

    Now I hope that, your husband won’t stress too much about the possibility that he has something serious, else I am not sure he will be able to relax…

  • Pumpkin May 12, 2006, 11:29 am

    He isn’t stressed about that. It is I that is worried. He seems calmer today and the doc prescibed pills to relax him. I think it is his job. There are alot of things going on at his job and it is too much for anyone physically. One of the other managers had a nervous breakdown and had to be taken to the hospital just the other day. So, it is not just him.

  • carra May 12, 2006, 1:29 pm

    Manager having a nervous breakdown! OMG what kind of place does your husband work in?! My husbands blood pressure was never high and he had two heart attacks a double bypass and they still give him blood pressure lowering pills! Blood pressure depends on your life style as well. Me myself I have extremely low blood pressure and I am always cold, I was ordered by the doctor to drink coffee every morning! I can’t drink coffee! I think you are worrying to much, maybe he’s just tired! 34 is young, maybe it’s down to his character! I hope everything is alright and do not worry and celebrate your wedding anniversary (it’s the wood one this year)!

  • Pumpkin May 12, 2006, 1:38 pm

    Thank you, Carra. I do think I am worrying too much.
    By the way, I drink too much coffee. I love coffee. Maybe, you can drink tea instead?

  • carra May 12, 2006, 3:59 pm

    Your welcome Pumpkin! High blood pressure could be a family thing but it doesn’t mean it is dangerous!
    Do not worry you’ve got Wedding Anniversary comming up!
    I do not drink hot drinks at all, well except hot chocolate but really rarely! I just can’t drink anything hot, I become all weird and hot! I used to love coffee but I need at least three sugars in it, it is not good for me so I drink water instead!

  • Bernadette May 12, 2006, 8:49 pm

    I know how worried you must be. When I was married, my husband too was diagnosed with high blood pressure and he was only 28 at the time. He is VERY healthy, in excellent physical condition but high blood pressure is hereditary and stress definitely sets it off. It is also quite common and can be managed. When you love someone as you love your husband, I know that you are naturally inclined to worry. But even love can be a tremendous aid in managing health issues. Take care of yourself and your hubby. You are both in my thoughts.

  • Pauline May 13, 2006, 7:26 am

    Pumpkin – Don’t worry even if he is diagnosed with high blood pressure this can be controlled. Mt father has a highblood pressure problem and has been on medecine for 20+ years.

    He is now a very young and fit 65 year old with no other health problems and his heart is fine. He doesn’t smoke,is retired and has a very ‘calm’ life so it isn’t always “stress” related. Sometimes in just in the genes.

  • Pumpkin May 13, 2006, 9:09 am

    My husbands father recently had high blood pressure but it is under control now.
    Thank you all for letting me know that you have loved ones that have it and they are ok. My mother has it but she has to take medicine to control it. I really don’t know alot about it. I just hope that he doesn’t have to take medication to control it.
    But, even if he does he will be ok. Thank you Pauline for telling me about your father. That is what I was worried about really. If he had to take medication at such a young age could he take it safetly for several years. You made me feel better knowing that your father has done just that.

  • Pauline May 14, 2006, 4:38 pm

    Pumpkin The only real side affect that my father ‘suffers’ (that’s really a too strong word) from his long term medicine, is that it makes him need to go to pee pee all the time ( apparently this is normal)

    He can eat and drink alochol like everyone else, don’t worry this is a quiet common problem and can be controlled and would have liitle influence on the rest of his well being.

    Hopefully it wont turn out to be anything and just a passing thing !

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