Finally feeling healthy

Over the past 2 years, I've been struggling with high blood pressure.  WHY? I don't know.  It seems the doctors nowadays want to place you on medication if you have high blood pressure.  They don't want to find the "root cause" and fix it.   I've been on benazepryl,  some other one Divan.  The side effects were horrible. So I took myself off of them and each day was a struggle to wake up and live.  My chest felt like I had somebody sitting on me.  I didn't realize just how bad I was feeling. 

A few weeks ago, I kept having bloody noses, and so I went into urgent care to see if the Doc there could cauterize the inside of my nose.  Sure enough they did.  AND put me on a diuretic.   Essentially a water pill.  I can't tell you the night and day difference in how I feel. I am MORE energetic. I don't feel lethargic anymore.  Its SO nice to feel so good.  I sleep at night too.  Which is very shocking! lol 

So now after 2 years of trying to bring my BP down, I'm at 128/84.  THAT is better than I have been in quite some time.  My BP has been insanely high for too long and I am glad I took action ( after my husband threatened me! haha).  

Now on to the pesky allergies......

Kori Carothers

A musician's path to her/his muse is sometimes an easy one. Other times, it is filled with potential pitfalls or unexpected obstacles. Kori Linae Carothers faced just that when, during a kindergarten health screening at the age of 5, it was discovered she was deaf in her left ear. Her young peers found out and the teasing began. In addition, throughout elementary and high school, Kori was constantly told she would never become a musician. Undeterred, she kept learning and practicing, never surrendering her dream. Despite these discouragements, Carothers was passionate about her calling and now, years later, she is an acclaimed pianist and keyboard player with four albums to her credit. Clearly, she is an example of a person following her muse with courage, humor, and determination. - Bill Binkelman