I came home from work tonight to find my blood pressure results on the mat (well, floor, since we dont have a mat to wipe your feet) Anyway, it turns out that after 10 months of tests, they have discovered.............................................. that I dont actually have any problems what so ever with it! My 24 hour blood pressure results were: during the day - 131/81 and during the night, 124/78.
This, rather embarrassingly means (I did think it was this, but was far to ashamed to admit it!) that I am most probably terribly unfit! My blood pressure had only started to read as 'high' around my doctors surgery after they moved the nurses room upstairs. And a flight of stairs does leave my ticker beating rather rapidly to say the least! Ooops.
Still, on the plus side, I helped a trainee Phlebotomist (who left my arm nicely bruised after failing to find my vein - in the end, out of desperation, I had to point it out to her - much to the annoyance of the nurse who was training her) and also helped a trainee cardiology nurse put electrodes on my chest for my ECG.
Always look on the bright side of life