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What punctuation mark are you?

I decided that I had best come back and post something or the world would think that DH is still stuck in the pre-diagnosis phase of some dreadful disease when he’s not. He’s stuck in the post-diagnosis phase of hypertension. Those of you with high blood pressure will understand – he’s in the phase where all the different doctors get together and try different meds and different doses to try and get him to a goal blood pressure (but they haven’t told him what that is because his is still too high to be anywhere close to a goal)… So he takes meds, takes his blood pressure, gets ticked that it’s not better… and assesses side effects. Because they put him on so many different meds in such a short period of time, the neurologist told him that he believes most of his symptoms are a result of either prolonged hypertension, or a result of side effects of the meds – trouble is that the offending med could be any of the 3 that he was on, so they took away the cholesterol lowering one and said that they’d worry about that after his blood pressure is better controlled.  He has another doctor’s appointment tomorrow so maybe they’ll put their heads together and come up with a new plan of attack – it’s hard to believe that it’s been 6 weeks almost on these meds with such little to show for it!

While hopping through a quilting blog ring, I ran across the “What punctuation mark are you” and thought it was interesting. We’ll have to see if the code plays nice here, and then you too can find out what punctuation mark you are!

You Are a Colon

You are very orderly and fact driven.

You aren’t concerned much with theories or dreams… only what’s true or untrue.

You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.

You like to make lists and sort through things step by step.

You aren’t subject to whim or emotions.

Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.

(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)

You excel in: Leadership positions

You get along best with: The Semi-Colon


 What Punctuation Mark Are You?




If anyone from work is reading this, don’t laugh! The people at the hospital are Oh-So-Familiar with my lists. As tasks come to my attention, I reach into my pocket and pull one out, jot down pertinant information, and as they are completed (or partially completed), what’s left to be done is noted in a different color ink. It may not be pretty but it works for me – as long as I don’t lose my “peripheral brain”…

Now could someone tell me where I left my pen…

…and my “brain?”

Have a blessed day! 


April 6, 2008 - Posted by | Life and Ramblings


  1. I came out the same as you !

    Comment by Patty | April 6, 2008 | Reply

  2. My grandfather and father had high blood pressure so it was no shock to me when my DOT physicals showed progressive increase.

    At the first sign I cut out salt, salt is bad right, ha, — only if you have that salt trigger (I don’t), if you don’t have it, it don’t mean a thang.

    After years of mediocre success and many docs I went to the source; a practitioner and teacher of _ (you guessed it) at Baylor; now I have the blood pressure of an athlete and the body of, well it ain’t pretty but I’m lovin’ it.

    Best of love and luck to you both, thanks for the update.


    when time permits I’m going to take the test and find out what kind of colon I am.

    Comment by NAT PIERCE | April 6, 2008 | Reply

  3. !
    looking for dash

    Comment by NAT PIERCE | April 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. Nat, I’m a dash! Altho, I find that hard to believe.

    Comment by american woman | April 10, 2008 | Reply

  5. Thanks for the update. It’s got to be frustrating. Hope there is enlightenment at the next dr’s apt.

    Comment by american woman | April 10, 2008 | Reply

  6. I am a colon on the side note. I will continue to pray that the meds will find a middle ground with him and he will feel better soon. My best thoughts and prayers go to you and the family. Keep the faith and it will be done.

    Comment by emmekelley | April 14, 2008 | Reply

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