A month ago I was accepted into a 90 day interim housing program. First thing to qualify for it was a health check up, specifically I was required to get a TB test. When I saw the people in the clinic they said I had high blood pressure, (something I already knew and have had for decades) and I told them about my swelling legs and sleep deprivation. A chest X-ray was ordered as well as blood work. And I was prescribed some meds for high blood pressure.
It all came out fine ((big grin)). As well as being cleared for TB HIV and HepC, I was told today that I don’t have Diabetes, and that my liver and kidneys are functioning normally. A month ago my blood pressure was 158/109 … today it was 136/87… a marked improvement there. Oh, and a month ago I weighed 313 lbs. Today I weighed 301. I imagine the reduced swelling in my legs was cause for most of that.
Yesterday I did go see a shrink and I’ll be starting therapy and I’ll be starting on Prozac for my depression today.
And last but not least – the doctor told me today that I have been approved for a sleep study for my Apnea and hopefully I’ll get a breathing machine – whatever they call those things for when you sleep.
All in all, things are looking up.