I got a couple of neat presents for Christmas that help me monitor my stats. The first is a heart rate wrist monitor. It has a couple of really cool features one of which is downloading the saved information to the computer. I also got an oximeter. Measurements so far have been:
Sat: BP: 119/77 O2: 97
Sun: BP: 103/65 O2: 93
Mon: BP: 123/72 O2: 95
Tue: BP: 106/61 O2: 94
I've been taking the measurements after I get up in the morning just after taking my meds and before breakfast (or lunch depending on the time of day :-). I'm know that you get different readings at different times of day, at different levels of activity and so forth. I plan to look for trends more than focus on any single reading. I also plan on taking the two items to my next doctor's visit to see how accurate they really are. Worse case scenario is that it's fun to keep track of this stuff.
I was in a true state of depression the day that Dallas got trounced by the Eagles. A couple of other issues had me feelin' down. Isn't it funny how we can tie our emotions to the success or failure of a sports team that we are no part of? As with most things though, I awoke to a new day with a new smile. It wasn't a total loss after all; I had won my fantasy football season championship and $100 prize to go with it. Woot.
Judging from the blogs I've read it seems everyone had a nice Christmas. I hope that continues through the new year as well. This is one of my favorite times of year. I love watching other people put aside their differences and sharing an all around feel-good moment. If only we could be that way year-round.
I don't think I truly have any New Year's resolutions this year. Maybe that's a final sign of my acceptance as to what this is or maybe it's a sign of contentment. I don't know. Either way I don't see any major lifestyle changes unless my health takes a turn for the worse. Perhaps I could clean the house more often...lol.
Well, I'm gonna head out. Take care all and have a great week!