Pink Eye & A Rant

What a title, right?

Not only do I have 4 kids, one of whom is in Kindergarten, the gym I work at is in a high school, so I’m surrounded by kids and germs ALLLL day long! A few weeks ago I was taken down by a sinus infection and on Tuesday morning I woke up with pink eye. I’ll spare you the picture…

Anyway. So, I wasn’t sure if it was pink eye when I woke up in the morning, so I went ahead and went to work, by the time my boss showed up, it was terrible and she sent me straight to urgent care. Let me preface this by saying that this urgent care if really a nice place, I have taken myself and kiddos there MANY times in the past and I love it. It’s always clean and they do their best to get people in and out of there.

So the nurse gets me to a room, takes my vitals and ends up doing my blood pressure 3 different times. Each time getting a really high number. She says to me, don’t freak out, but be aware. Tell your primary care doctor what this reading was and if you have access to a blood pressure machine, just check it over the next few weeks, but don’t freak out…that will make it even higher. High blood pressure runs rampant on BOTH sides of my family, so admittedly, I am a little freaked out, but I have made my Dr aware who says we’ll discuss it further at my appointment on the 20th.

OK. Now to my rant. The Dr comes in, checks my eye, confirms it’s pink eye and says she’ll get me a prescription. Then she looks at my chart and says “you know, if you lost 50ish pounds, this blood pressure issue would probably resolve itself.”

What. Like, can I just have my eye drops, please? By this point, my eye was burning, my head was pounding and I just wanted to get the hell out of there. Do I need to lose some pounds? Sure. But this was not the time or the place to be discussing it. I was at an urgent care for a specific purpose.

I get where she was coming from, but it just really rubbed me the wrong way! Rant over and I actually feel better about venting!

Because of all of this, my workouts have been pretty hit or miss. I’m able to use the treadmills at work, but in 10 min chunks, so I’ll be doing that since I’m here all day working and then I’ll pick up my normal training runs tomorrow.

Happy Friday! Any fun weekend plans?

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