Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Blood pressure and other things

Mrs. Methodical: "My blood pressures have been good, too."

Dr. Grumpy: "I'm glad. What have they been running?"

Mrs. Methodical: "I have a list in my purse. Would you like to see it?"

Dr. Grumpy: "Certainly."

She rummaged in her purse for a minute, then handed me this:


13 comments:

Stacey Gordon said...

Her BP looks just peachy to me!

Anonymous said...

The picture I have in my mind is the automatic upper arm squeezer just outside the pharmacy prescription intake counter in the grocery store, so I wonder if she just fell into the chair with HR 49, 51, etc. Another inquisitive nosy question; wondering what she's using determining 100% oxygenation, or is it an assumption?

clairesmum said...

You can buy an inexpensive pulse oximeter and automatic BP cuff on Amazon for less than $100. That would give you these numbers. Tho I don't know that the 02 saturation level is always 100% - that seems a bit like 'optimistic recording."

Anonymous said...

I just wanna know what scram. and blue. pan. is

Anonymous said...

My guess is she's calorie-counting. This is what she had for breakfast at the diner while waiting for her prescriptions to be filled (and she'll look up calorie content when she gets home); and also has checked her 'numbers' while waiting for No. 3 breakfast to be delivered: scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, peaches (fresh?), bacon, orange juice, coffee and wheat toast, either that, or she's trying to come up with a breakfast menu to fix for when Aunt Maudie visits the next morning, and definitely Auntie Maude is going to want to know her BP, HR, and the rest.

Jono said...

Oh, to eat bacon and have BP like that!

Stacey Gordon said...

Anon at 12:58...
Scrambled eggs and blue berry pancakes.

Migraineur said...

I think scram is short for scrambled eggs/ Eggbeaters? Blue pan...I dunno? The blue cap pan spray or a cheap pan the grocery store sells are my best guesses.

Anonymous said...

But how many peaches? How much OJ? How much coffee? How much scram? What shade of blue was the pan?

Deb said...

HR of 49-61? BP that low? Can she pick that breakfast up off the floor?
Can we guess at diagnoses? EDS with POTS?
(I'm cheating, we've got a houseful of them.) :D

Thoryke said...

Blueberry pancakes, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Yeah I thought grocery list too, but I think others were right, it's a food diary.

Shae said...

Scrambled eggs and blueberry pancakes maybe? Everything else seems to be breakfast foods.

 
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