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Gorp-Gobbler - Sheltowee Trace Trail Journal - 2018

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City: Grove City
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Begins: May 12, 2018
Direction: Southbound

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Date: Sun, Mar 11th, 2018

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"High Blood Pressure"

To update you on what’s been going on with me, as you know from previous posts on this site, I was having sensations of what felt like spider webs on the right side of my face and head. I went to see a neurologist and he suggested I have MRIs done on my head, neck and spine, as well as an EMG. All of these things were done and after reviewing the results, I’ve been released from his care.

What was found was major degeneration in my spinal area (arthritis) as well as some in my sinus cavities, none of these things being the cause of my sensations.

My medical doctor had put me on atorvastatin, which is used to help prevent high cholesterol, which I’ve never had a problem with. Doing some research on this drug and not especially liking what I read, I stopped taking it.

Now, my sensations have almost stopped completely, just occasionally do I have one, but it isn’t annoying like they once were.

For someone that has always had near perfect “blood pressure”, mine has now risen to a point where my doctor wants to put me on medication. I received a message telling me to make an appointment, but I’m holding off doing that and have started back doing my walking and am trying to lose some weight, I weighed in at 231 lbs. the other day, I’ve never weighed this much.

I walked 6.8 miles yesterday and even though it was quite chilling, I was sweating profusely by the time I returned home and felt pretty good, so I’ve made a vow with myself to keep this up.

In less than two months I hope to be setting out to hike this trail along with the Benton MacKaye Trail and then in August it will be the Long Trail. These hikes should help me to drop some substantial weight thus lowering my blood pressure as well (hopefully).

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