The bright side of life

I am proud to announce that my blood pressure is controlled. I’ve had high blood pressure for some time now, since even before my diagnosis of diabetes. Sleep apnea was definitely one of the reasons, but with my dietary changes and CPAP machine, and medicine, my blood pressure is finally normal.

Score another victory for me! I’d like to give a little shoutout to Salud Family Health Center, a PCC Community Wellness Center and the group there. They have been wonderful to me.

I am on track, I have my sugars and my salts controlled. I need to make sure my cholesterol remains good as well, so in December I will be checking up on that. It is my plan to start up going to the gym once again, I had stopped a while back, resorting to walking only. So, given this, I should be well on my way to some further weight-loss as well as continued success in my battle with diabetes, blood pressure, and sleep apnea. Since sleep apnea is usually due to weight issues.

This year is nearing a close, but I feel that I have progressed well in various aspects of my life. Mostly, that I continued to look on the bright side of life. I hope to have several posts before the end of the year, but these next three months (including this one) hopefully will be filled with more fun and excitement.

Stay tuned. Stay happy.

3 Responses to “The bright side of life”

  1. congrats on making positive changes in your life. Keep up the good work, I’m rooting for you!

  2. I know we bicker a lot, and I (dare?) to pick on you, but dude, you are made of win. I’m especially impressed with the attitude that you handle bad things that happen to you — no more than two days after a personal tragedy you were already posting light hearted things to immediately pick yourself up and douse the negative flames as best as possible. Learned a lot vicariously.
    your fight against diabetes. Sounds similar to my fight against ADHD — fight the good fight!

    Thanks Edgar.


  3. Congrats Edgar! I’d say, my biggest Blood Pressure contributor is caffeine. Its as simple as this: drinking more than 3 diet pepsi’s per day = high BP. And this includes having the daily medication. I was always a major Diet Pepsi junkie so its been interesting trying to convert my drinking habits. Some weeks I’m excellent, others not so much, but I’m consistently in the 120/80 range for my doc visits.

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