Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stress? What stress?

I had my annual checkup with my cardiologist this morning. (Yes, I have a cardiologist. I've had one since 1998, when I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.) Thankfully, my EKG and blood pressure were both fine today. I never really worry too much about the former, but I do worry a lot about the latter, especially since my dad and my brother have both had high blood pressure.

After the nurse took my blood pressure, she told me it was "great." But the quote of the day came when my doctor came in and looked over my chart. "Your blood pressure is perfect," he said. "You must not have any stress in your life." When I heard that, all I could do was chuckle. Me? Stress? Oh, my God. If he only knew.

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