Fainting at my BFF's wedding: a blessing in disguise
Monday, April 19, 2010
"...good news Ms. Roberson. Your lab results came back good. Blood pressure was normal; blood sugar-great. The only thing that showed up in your blood work were your allergies."
So I'm all dolled up in my bridesmaid dress for my best friend's, since 7th grade, wedding. I'm walking in...approach the stairs..."step" up and bloop, down I go. The room was spinning, I was sweating, my skin color was pale...there were a lot of people surrounding me asking questions...cold towels were on my head...someone tried to give me water. It was just one big event. I was beyond embarrassed and felt so badly for ruining the wedding. I've never passed out in my entire life so that made me nervous so I vowed to get checked out to make sure everything was ok.
"Well the results weren't all bad but I do have some concerns...your blood pressure is 140/110...womp womp womp....EKG....stress test...womp womp womp...stroke...womp womp...."
For so long, I took pride in the fact that I didn't have any health problems related to my weight. 300+ pounds and no high blood pressure or diabetes??? This shocked a lot of people, including doctors and myself! I went as far as using this little fact as a crutch to eat whatever I liked, just cause I could-right? Well today marks a historical event in my life: high blood medication prescription. I knew there was a chance of this happening due to my eating habits and family history but I didn't expect this to happen, TODAY!!!! There have been a lot of events that have provoked me to want to lose weight, but never anything like this! My doctor didn't have to tell me, because I know this is life or death for me. I'm 28 years old and to be told that I'm near stroke level is alarming!
So I asked the doctor about the faint spell, and she tells me that was attributed to me not eating that day and possibly high blood pressure. This is why I said fainting was a blessing in disguise. Had it not been for the faint scare, I would have never had my blood pressure checked because I believed everything was fine. As far as a plan, right now, there isn't one other than doing the complete opposite of what I'm currently doing. I'll get more specific later.
Well I'll see you good people later. Gotta go pick up my prescription.