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pdevredis

:-DDD

whatnauts

Yes, they do retake the pressure, but the visits are generally short and not long enough to make a difference. Not that I think it would make much difference if I was there for an hour. I'm just nervous there - probably worried about something being wrong - the opposite of you!! And I guess it's really a syndrome and not a fever. Oh well, I'll just go to my markmarks now. LOL

pdevredis

Yes, it can be a problem my way--they didn't seem to believe me about this last spell of really high readings on my home machine, and insisted I bring it in to be tested by them. Well, it was virtually exactly the same reading (something like 137/76 versus 138/75, plus pulse rates were the same), so then they believed me...!

I hope they retake your pressure later in the visit, after you've been sitting quietly and talking a bit--most of the ones I see do do that, and I think it's a more realistic reading.

whatnauts

I suppose your situation is worse - because if it's always fine at the doc's, they often wouldn't inquire further. In the last 10 years, with an average of 2 visits per year, there's only been once that my BP was good at the doc's. Once the new doc is comfortable with this, things will go much smoother.

pdevredis

I have the opposite, actually--my blood pressure is always better in the doctor's office. I don't know why--maybe I feel safer there, knowing that I'm in a medical situation?! Weird! You are much more normal with that! I'm glad your BP is fine, and I hope your WCF does get better!

whatnauts

I don't know why I looked at this puzzle today, but I'm glad I did. My BP is fine, it turns out I have a severe case of white coat fever (WCF), but the doc still wants to do a 24 hour test - I don't when tho. I've always had WCF, but it's really bad with this new doc. I would guess it will get a little better over time.

pdevredis

I never saw your answer, whatnauts--sorry! I hope everything is going well with your pressure. Take care!

whatnauts

I'm just finishing up a 4 week stretch of tracking my blood pressure for the doc. I'm supposed to do it 3 or 4 times a day, but I'm lucky to remember twice each day. I'll be glad to get back to checking it every now and then!!

I sure hope yours stays under control. Like you said, you have a lot on your mind, so that certainly doesn't help.

pdevredis

Thank you both so much! I did go to the cardiologist, but my pressure had dropped by then, and so they have me taking it twice a day for two weeks before I go back. If it goes really high again, I'm to call sooner. I know "watchful waiting" is a good plan, but it can be nerve-wracking--which if course isn't good for the pressure! LOL!

I'm so glad you like the swirls, and I have many more to come! And I really can see strings of Christmas lights being rolled up--that's a nice image!

seagull

pat, hope you're feeling much better tomorrow. this swirl somehow reminded me of strings of christmas decorations when i was putting it together. weird?

MaryNolan

Pat, take care of yourself! We love you AND your puzzles. You matter. Love these swirls, I work all that you post. 6:27 Thanks!

pdevredis

Thanks, whatnauts. It's morning here, and I woke up with a bad headache, and my blood pressure was still really high. It's dropped into a more normal range now, but, given the headache, I think I'm going to call the cardiologist and see what he thinks I should do. Probably just part of the stress I'm under, really... I appreciate your concern!

whatnauts

Sorry you're not feeling well - take care of yourself. Hope you're feeling better soon.

pdevredis

Well, sort of--but thanks! I haven't felt so great today--one of the doctors gave me an antibiotic after a catherization, which made me so nauseous all day, and for some reason my blood pressure was so much higher than normal. I solved maybe 6 or 7 puzzles all day--I just couldn't think straight, feeling really out of it and unable to concentrate--I dread going back over the comments I tried to post today, and seeing what inanities I wrote... Anyway, I hope I do better tomorrow! Hang in there with me, please!

whatnauts

Very nice :)

pdevredis

Thanks, Mandy--this is one of the better swirls I've drawn as far as emphasizing the swirl goes--now if I can only remember how I did that...!

monza006

Pat, this is wonderful, and I love the way you've added a black line to accentuate the swirliness of the swirl :)

pdevredis

Thanks, Barb--I should have a saner one tomorrow, I hope! :-)

tigress

I agree with Ardy .... I look for your swirls each day. Love to solve them. :-)

Would like this in more pieces. Thank you.

pdevredis

Thanks, Jan and Katie--this is that effect I get from recoloring something I saved as a jpeg. I'm glad it was fun!

Very funny, Jon! LOL!

jangel

I'm guessing one was the eye doctor.....

buckeye425

Super puzzle Pat! Thanks! Hope your appts. went well this morning.

puzzlejan

Love it - great fun, especially the fuzziness.

pdevredis

Thanks so much, Ardy! I got a really late start posting today, due to doctors in the morning, so I didn't post on both profiles, and just put up one-off puzzles, but tomorrow I hope to post a normal swirl!

ringleader

I think your swirls are my favorite puzzles of yours, Pat. Thanks, This one is great too.