Monday, October 14, 2013

BAD NEWS Part 3 - More on our reactions

Speaking of our blood pressures in possibly scary situations, Karen Gast sent me a story that gave me a lot to think about.  She gave permission to include it here:

  "I just wanted to relate a story I had about high bp in my doctor's office when she had Nurse Ratchett working for her.  Not a good experience.  
Years later
when I'd had enough acupuncture to quiet a lot of my anxiety I finally had the courage to go back
and lo, she had a new, pleasant, understanding nurse.  I explained that the big bp cuff gave me
high bp right off the bat and she retrieved a small wrist version and actually talked with me, said
it wasn't uncommon.  The nurses make the difference sometimes!"

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