June 28th, 2010

ewd3

It doesn't just stand for "British Petroleum".

I went to the doctor's today, to make sure some discomfort I've had in my back wasn't a kidney issue, since it was right where the kidney should be. It's most likely a pulled muscle or something similar, for the record.

As always, of course, they took my blood pressure. For years, it's been running around 120/85, which isn't great, but isn't terrible for a man in his mid-40s.

Last time I went in, a few months ago, it was at 110/80.

Today, it was at 106/76, which is pretty good for a guy in his twenties.

Please note that this is after six months of morning coffee, a habit I've never indulged in regularly before. The 120/80 period was when I was strictly decaf.

Well, coffee does have diuretic properties, and they do prescribe diuretics for high BP.

Or maybe it's just six months of not living with a teenager.