Water .. or nectar of the gods ..

Water .. or nectar of the gods ..

My blood pressure has been yo-yo-ing since Christmas and went to the doc yesterday. The same thing happened two years ago …

Sooo .. doc has given me the same medication as before – don’t need it for long .. just to stabilize the BP. It’s a diuretic which works immediately and already I am feeling normal again.
Have to go for blood tests (as I haven’t had cholestral etc checked for ages now) and also do a 24 hour urine test as apparently there is a gland or something in the urinary tract that can have an affect on the BP. But to do this test, I have to eliminate certain things from my diet for 5 days before ‘filling the bottle’.
Glancing at the list, I thought, this will be easy .. until I read ‘tea, coffee, coke’ … coke is very easy as I hardly ever drink the stuff .. tea .. only have two cups a day … and coffee .. only have one cup a day .. so it seems pretty simple.
So what do I drink instead … the answer is obviously water but I noticed alcohol is not on the list and never thought to ask when I was given ‘my bottle’ and instructions on what to do! Simple, I hear you say .. but there is also a little tiny bottle of acid that has to be added to ‘my bottle’ so I have to beware !!!
Citrus fruits and juices are on the list …. as well as vanilla and any foodstuffs containing vanilla … ice cream … cakes and sweets … chocolate … nuts … pineapple … cocoa … bananas … avocado.

Wine … can I drink wine morning, noon and night!!!!! ??

Wine .. water .. wine .. water … …… ….. wine !! 🙂

4 Replies to “Water .. or nectar of the gods ..”

  1. LOL..u so funny…no choice for me here..water it would be..:)I have given up all wine-beer etc for the next 3 months, well before my next MRI scan…as I have made changes to my diet plan…But I feel for u as there are such nice foods u have to give up…I would struggle but thankfully its ONLY 5 days…you can do it…I know you can…Glad the pills have already made u feel better.

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