We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Here Goes

Ya'll may not know this but, I have not been feeling well.  So, I went to the doctor with full knowledge my blood pressure is back up. YUP the 'silent killer' let me know by giving me a roaring headache and a constant static noise in my ears.  Seems my BP was fine until I got pregnant at age 31 with my first child and not only caused problems with that pregnancy but with my second as well.  Here I am at age 44, with BP never went back down to it's normal before I had children. 

For years on active duty, I kept it controlled with diet, exercise, and low dose medications. I had taken myself off the medications for 5 years -- yes my weight crept up without the constant direction to exercise en masse with my unit under everything but gun point because unlike Texan; I hate running. SNORTING OUT LOUD seems my hefty girls don't like to be jostled on 2 miles runs and the back aches were killer. 

Now, I have taken on the task of homeschooling seems my stress levels are up and thus -- my BP went back up.   So I am back on meds.  Did I say I hate taking pills. LOL Well pills over a coffin any day is my reasoning.  Though I am having troubles adjusting to dizziness and fatigue; I am sure once I get used to the effects and my BP falls.  I will be right as rain. 

What I do like is my cholesterol is great, I have lots of good as compared to bad.  A ratio of 2.4 to 1.  Seems the food choices I make are pretty dang great as far as that is concerned.  Now if I can get hubby to listen.  (UNLIKELY)

I also miss Lisa being here.  Having another woman in the house was a total blessing.  She was so helpful to have around and I enjoyed watching the boys follow her about and vye for her attention.  Please come back soon.  Sorry we were unable to go the the Texas State Aquarium on Memorial Day weekend; my medication had me feeling pretty bad and I did not think I could deal with the crowds or noise.  Next time you stay; we will take you there.  PROMISE to the best of my ability.

I am only two weeks away from getting half way through my master's program.  It's another milestone I can not wait to finish.  We have fresh tomatoes almost daily now.  What a blessing because this fruit is chock full of ltrace elements which helps with not only aging but other health concerns. http://www.thefruitpages.com/charttomatoes.shtml and for info on other health benefits since tomatoes support gland functions as wellhttp://www.crazynut.theshoppe.com/feature-aminoacids.html

Next, the giveaway as this is my 500th post.  Like I have written before; we will have a drawing:

The winner will receive: (2) Hand Crocheted Hanging Kitchen Towels, Up In the Air, 1 lb of mesquite bean flour meal, chili petins from our own farm and other goodies I so deem.

Off to chill...........since it will be near 100 today with heat index. 

NOTE: Drawing winner will be announced on the 10th of June; we are busy with new keats, homeschooling, mowing, building new coops, and my own end of term exams.   Each blogger who comments will earn five entries if you post a link your blog -- you will earn an additional five entries. 
Drawing will be done by the sleeping angel in this photo.


Little Messy Missy said...

Good job with the Master's program, what hard work!!!

Sharon said...

Hmm, maybe the Master's program is also helping to up the BP. Also the stress of working on the house. You have so much on your plate right now. I was under a lot of stress when I got the shingles.... Yep, those tomatoes are great for all of us! High BP is not so silent, the ringing in my ears and pounding in my head - is pretty loud, haha, I have to really watch the no-no's when I start hearing that. Yes, it does take some time to get used to the meds, sometimes, what worked before doesn't work again and then you have to get used to another one. I'm rambling, sorry. God bless and try to stay and keep your cool!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I have to take Lisonpril for BP. Sounds like you need to slow down a bit.

Jen said...

It's funny how the things we enjoy doing can be the problems to our stress and health and yet we keep going. You're such an awesome lady not even your meds will keep you down. Slow down yes but keep you from living I doubt it. Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon. I do know what a drag it can be to not feel good and try to accomplish something around the house.
Great job on the Master's!

polly's path said...

I am with Sharon.
I have also struggled with high bp due to a situation at work, busy last weeks of school for my daughter, busy season at work, busy at home,busy at church, busy with my volunteer work...etc.
I am trying to learn to say no to some things, it's hard when you have been the go-to person for so many projects. Hate the ringing in my ears.

Texan said...

Congrats on your masters!!! That is a grand accomplishment!

Hope you can get your BP under control. Where I do not like meds either, I agree pill or coffin... ya hand me the pill till I can figure out a way to fix the problem :O)...

Running isn't for every one. How about Walking, do yoga?... There are some great YOGA DVD's out there... There is my exercise pep talk :O)..

Sounds like you have the healthy food choices covered :O)...

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I am not surprised it is up given all that you are doing!
it will come down when you settle with "doing everything"

thnaks for your nice comments re maddie

Theladywhotalkstorocks said...

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Jewelrywiz said...

Hope you are soon feeling better!


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Sharon said...

How are you doing, Girl? Worrying about you!!! I hope you are getting the BP down!

polly's path said...

Just noticed your "I am busy" update-I was starting to worry about you all!
"Talk" to ya soon,

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John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

how are you feeling now?
hope your health is better?

Talitha D'Andrea said...

Geez Mal, I didn't realize you weren't feeling so well. I was wondering why I haven't seen you much lately. :(
Glad you got to the docs and got some meds. I hope you start feeling better real soon. I'll have to agree with Jen here "slow down yes, but keep you from living I doubt it" Nothing keeps the Chiken Lady down!! :)

Fairy Elements said...

Hope you feel better soon! Wow, I don't think I have ever seen so many comments on your blog LOL Must be something to do with that giveaway.

They call me Blue said...

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papabsworkshop said...

You are a busy person. Congrats on the masters. The BP is not a good thing. Gotta take care of that. Keep well.