Last week I had a health scare. I’ve had high blood pressure for over a year now and when I say high I mean 170s/120’s. I’ve been on medication for it this whole time Nothing has brought it down lower than 150’s/90’s. Usually I just get a headache and feel “off”. Last Sunday afternoon I woke up with severe chest pain and that scared me. I was also really out of breath and fatigued after getting dressed to go to the ER.
As a nurse I am ALWAYS given opportunities to educate people on various things. Note I say educate, not give medical advice because that is totally out of my scope of practice and I need my job to pay my bills.