Tuesday, May 12, 2009
First PNC Visit at the PHC
So today I go for my first PNC visit. It takes forever of course. I pee in a cup. I fill out papers. I get weighed. I weigh 9 pounds more than I did at Dr F's just 13 days ago. They say my blood pressure is too high. I show them that I have pitting edema up to my mid-thigh and tell them it started right after I started taking the Methyldopa. Was I hypertensive before? I explain to no less than 3 people that I was hypertensive but have lost 70 pounds over the last three years and the wonderful Dr JF stopped my BP meds two years previously because I didn't need them any longer. The gal taking my history says that the first available doctor's visit isn't until early June. Then she takes my history. Then she decides that I'd better come back tomorrow morning to see the doctor. Okay then!