Arteries push the blood out of the heart all over the body, and veins bring it back to be returned to the heart.
At 7:45 am!
All the way in Asheville. But it was closer than going to another Dr. in Hendersonville, which is 45 minutes away rather than 15-20 to Asheville.
So I dragged my coffee with me, and went through a test of my blood pressures in ankles and arms...comparing them.
And found out I now have yet another chronic condition...as shown in the poster from my exam room. But my results are just at a moderate level still. So it won't mean much change in my lifestyle, besides wearing compression hose sometimes. And the specialist didn't ever answer my concerns about my foot turning purple sometimes...she said we'd need to wait till all my bruises heal from when I toppled over from kneeling to lying on my back. So now I'm waiting to get my bruises to go away. With my blood thinners, it takes quite a while, since I turn purple every time I bump anything.
I hope that increasing my walking will also help. She said it was a good idea. At least blood pressure doesn't cause pain. Thank goodness for that.
And I go back in a year.
In its original literal sense, "moral relativism" is simply moral complexity. That is, anyone who agrees that stealing a loaf of bread to feed one's children is not the moral equivalent of, say, shoplifting a dress for the fun of it, is a relativist of sorts. But in recent years, conservatives bent on reinstating an essentially religious vocabulary of absolute good and evil as the only legitimate framework for discussing social values have redefined "relative" as "arbitrary". -Ellen Jane Willis, writer (14 Dec 1941-2006)