Friday, November 23, 2012

Flashback Friday: Strange Blood Pressure Reading!

Thanksgiving 2002:
The spouse had his physical, and managed to stump two doctors and five nurses.

Nurse #1 took his BP.  "That's not possible."

Nurse #2 (looks in.)  "What's not possible?"  (Goes and gets her blood pressure cuff).  "What the hell..?"

Dr. S comes in, gets fresh blood pressure cuff from drawer, removes protective plastic, and takes his BP.  "That's not possible!"

Dr. S sent him over to Cardiology, where Nurses #3-5, AND the cardiologist took his BP, with the same results and same comments.  His BP was 165/20; 165/0.

Cardiology put him an a 24-hour heart monitor.  The man decided to go deer hunting the next morning, and while he didn't get a deer, the neighbor he went with asked about every ten steps, 'Are you all right?  Doing ok?'  

(Spouse seriously considered shooting the neighbor at this point!)

He went back the next day, and the cardiologist scheduled him for a heart cath the next month.

It was a few days later the spouse revealed he'd hit a 9,000 volt power line with the excavator he'd run back in September.


Toni V.S. said...

Guess the conclusion is that the 9000-volts and the odd BP are related but...explanation, please! Exactly how? Glad he's OK now.

Molly Daniels said...

LOL....Next month, Toni! All will be revealed, I promise!

Marianne Stephens said...

Hmm...we have to wait? Never heard of those numbers for a BP result.

E. Ayers said...

Ohmigod! I'm going to assume all is well. He's actually lucky that he's alive. Just a little shock that he failed to mention because he didn't want to worry his wife?

jean hart stewart said...

What a tease. A whole month?

Molly Daniels said...

@Marianne: Neither had the doctors or nurses, apparently:)

@E: Yes, he's still alive, 10 years later:) This is setting up for the 'Year No One Is Going To Believe We Had'! I began sending out newsletters in 2003, since I think there was only 2 months of 'normal'.

@Jean: Hey, I've got to find a way to bring everyone back week after week, yes? LOL:) Trust me; it'll be worth the wait!

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