We spent the past several days in New Paltz and Bloomville with my sister and parents ….
It was great fun – the kind of summer deliciousness we’d dreamed about all winter and spring.
Just before we left, our cardiologist decided that Ruben’s blood pressure is too high … after double-checking that the blood pressure is not being caused by more narrowing in his heart (it’s not – shew), and running tests on Ruben’s kidneys to make sure they weren’t the cause (his kidneys are fine too – shew shew), he prescribed blood pressure medication (beta blockers) for Ruben. So – after about 1.5 weeks med-free, Ruben’s back on some meds …. but, it’s not slowing him down 🙂
We’re hopeful that his blood pressure will come down on it’s own in time as his body continues to heal. Until then, the cardiologist is having us pop by every few days to check-in. Dr. Chhabra doesn’t seem too worried, so we’re not either.
Next month – Cape Cod!