So, yesterday went better than I expected. J took me to the clinic and I met with my nurse who set me up with a blood pressure meter, gave me a whole bunch of information and answered my questions, then left the room. I put on some music, closed my eyes, and concentrated on relaxing. The results of my blood pressure test? 124/82, or pretty much perfect. I told her my BP gets much higher in the evening (up into the 150s) but the important thing is my average reading throughout the day is nice and low now.
My appointment with Dr H was pretty brief. Pretty much every test but one is perfect, but the one that’s not perfect is just a little off and she told me that if they did the test right now it would probably look normal again. She was happy about the quetiapine reduction, and we talked a little more about my “lung-y” feeling. One of the things I really like about Dr H is that if she doesn’t know something, she says so. I respect that. The downside is I now have referrals to see a cardiologist and pulmonologist. I’m not keen on more appointments but it would be nice to know what’s going on.
I was pretty anxious by the end of the appointment, so when we got home I went outside and watched the rabbits play, eat, and relax by the deck. I don’t think they have a nest there, I just think it’s shaded and there isn’t any animal or kid traffic to disturb them. When I was a kid, my sister had a guinea pig. We used to put him outside on the lawn under a box or laundry basket when it was nice out. We’d check in on him an hour later and every square centimetre of lawn under the box was eaten down to the dirt, so we’d move him over, make sure he still had water, and let him do that again. I sometimes wonder if it’d be possible to catch 30 or 40 rabbits and have them all under a huge laundry basket, mowing the lawn. Now that I think about it, it’d probably be easier to just buy a goat.
My battery box finished printing overnight so I now have what I need to put the electronics outside by the garden. I won’t get useful information from it – I still need to design and print the screen that’s going to protect the electronics enclosure from the sun – but it will be good to see if the radio link is reliable. I will probably put it outside later this afternoon and then sit down and watch the rabbits again.