This morning I woke up a little disoriented and jumped in the shower. In order to wash all of my hair (and get it squeaky clean) I usually lean my head forward to make sure I get every bit washed thoroughly. But this morning, when I leaned forward, I thought my head was going to pop off. After a few seconds of trying to get the throbbing to slow down (I obviously would have loved for it to completely subside but compromised), I tried to finish my shower without collapsing or passing out.
That’s when I realized what was happening.
I tried not to giggle because it only made the pounding worse. :)
You know it’s a bad sign when you’ve gained the wisdom to “self-diagnose”.
Last night, we celebrated my friend K.’s birthday at a place in Chatty called Ghenghis Grill. I had never been there, and really wasn’t super impressed with the food, but we let the birthday girl pick and go regardless. I felt a little weird yesterday anyway (whatever is pollinating is apparently on SuperHigh as I couldn’t breath), but tried to shrug it off.
But this morning, as I laid back down on the bed and counted my heartbeat in my ears, I realized what was happening.
My blood pressure was through the roof.
Ghenghis Grill is a Mongolian stir fry restaurant where you kind of make your own dinner. Somewhere between the seasonings and the sauce, I think I overdid it.
I’m typically a 120/75 kind of BP girl.
When I got to work this morning and took my BP, it was 149/99.
And my head still hurts.
My mom called to check on me and said,”Jenn, now you really have to lose weight”.
So, today at lunch, I will be consuming an entire bunch of bananas (potassium helps lower your blood pressure) and coming up with a healthy meal plan to prevent this from even happening again.
‘Cause I really thought Tommy Lee was pounding out his next drum solo in my head.
And let’s be honest… that’s just doesn’t sound pretty, does it?