Okay, a blip in my path to the foreign service.
It turns out I have high blood pressure. No clearance until I get it under control. The doctor offered me the opportunity to get my blood pressure checked three more times, and if they came in under the limit, I’d be okay, but since it had been high twice in a row at the State Department, I’m assuming it would have been again. Better I get the treatment underway.
So, I’m on blood pressure meds and will be seeing my doctor to check on their effectiveness in two weeks.
The other hoop to jump through (just because I’m 50+) is a colonoscopy. I’ve done some research, and it sounds like no fun at all. I have an appointment for a consult next Tuesday, and then will have the procedure some time after that (after a few days for clearing out the colon).
The good news is that other than that, I’m very healthy.