So this is what I have to keep up with these days.... my blood pressure. Boo hoo, I know, I know! The world's smallest violin is playing just for me. I realize in the grand scheme of everything that could be, this ain't so bad. I mean, if you're gonna have something wrong with you, this is pretty minor (assuming you take care of it, of course). Having diabetes or ESRD would be my absolute hell. I'm really glad I don't have that. By comparison, this isn't so bad.
So anyway, Dave takes my BP about twice a week, and I keep it all recorded on a little chart. And I take medication every day, and try to watch what I eat. That is HARD. I actually think it's harder to eat low sodium than it is to eat like you would if you were trying to lose weight. (although both diets seem to have the same effect) But it's an ongoing thing and I try to take it one day at a time. The biggest problem has been cutting out frozen, processed convenience foods. I used to eat that stuff all the time! How wonderful! But ACK have you seen the sodium in those things? I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole anymore. (our Schwan's guy has been very, very bummed lately)
So that's me and this is how I take care.