My blood pressure is gradually coming down. It had gone up 10 points a day while I was in the hospital. It is coming down by 10 points every day now that I am home.
One of the things that I had learned while caring for my mom is the power of celery. It lowers blood pressure fast. I have been eating a lot of celery lately. If you feel your blood pressure rising, eat some celery.
In the hospital, my husband remembered the celery cure for high blood pressure. We asked the dietitian for a stick of celery. She looked at us like we were nuts and told us that they don't have celery.
I am grateful that I cared for my mom all those years. It's because of my experiences with my mom that I am able to help myself today. All the the time I sacrificed is allowing me to help me to save my life.
I love my mom; demented and still able to help me.