Phil's blood pressure was really good but mine (as usual) was high on the first reading but reasonable on the second one. The Prof reckons I tense up when I know I'm having my B/P taken so that's why the first one is always high. Could be that I guess but who knows!!!
Have been told quite seriously to go back to my GP to further investigate why my Vitamin B12 is low. May have to have injections or perhaps tablets which would be better. Seems it is one of the medications I take for my diabetes that can cause low B12 levels and yet it is one of the best medications for diabetes as it doesn't make you put on weight as so many of them do, including insulin.
I guess what it boils down to is you take what you have to and try to tolerate the side effects by doing something to counteract them. As Phil said when we were driving home "it's all a big balancing act as we age trying to keep everything going well without upsetting the apple cart". How right he is.
I have an appointment with my GP on Friday afternoon who may send me for a further B12 blood test and this one, although it is the determining test, is not covered by Medicare. Fortunately it only costs $30 so I can do that without many worries. Perhaps I can then begin to feel better and not so damned tired all the time.
Don't get me wrong. I am not complaining one little bit. To have been granted all these extra years past our promised three score years and ten is a bonus. We have friends in their 90s.....perhaps we too will reach a ripe old age .... we can but hope and try to look after ourselves and each other.