Breast Cancer: My Lesson on Stress

April 22, 2015 3:16 PM

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So last week I wrote all about stress and how to handle it. And this week I got a chance to practice what I wrote and I am still laughing at my very inept approach and its subsequent outcome. On Friday, I had to see my physician for a pre-op exam and my blood pressure had gone to places that I had never heard of. I couldn't believe my ears when the doctor told me that it was because of stress that I was internalizing. What? I didn't feel stressed. I know what stress is and how to deal with it. This just couldn't be. Well, it was.

Over the weekend, I had to follow up with blood pressure checks and the blood pressure dropped but then on Monday when I had to go back to the doctor's office, it was right up there again so I was started on medication. I will have to wait until tomorrow to find out if I am cleared for surgery on Th...

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