I’m a pepper . . . no more.

I went to have my DOT physical yesterday.  I passed.  All is well and I can drive a bus for another year.  If I choose.  Again the subject of another blog another day.

I almost didn’t pass.  My blood pressure was alarmingly high.  The doctor said that if he were to enter that number into the computer I wouldn’t be able to drive a bus and why aren’t you having a stroke right now.  O-O  He must have seen my deer in the headlights look because he told me to go sit down and relax for 15 minutes and come back to be retested.  I got my headphones and found some relaxing video about fish swimming in a pond in the woods and listened to soft music for 15 minutes.  It worked.  He took it again and it was lower than the “you can’t drive a bus anymore” range.  Whew!

He then said.  What is your plan to not be in this situation next year?  O-O again.  I said well, I should probably stop drinking sugary drinks.  His eyes lit up and I swear he almost did a dance.  “YES!” he said.  “Awwwwww!” I said.

You see, I’m a pepper.  I’m addicted to Dr. Pepper.  I love it.  I would marry it but I’m already married and my husband might frown on that.  Dr. Pepper makes me happy.  🙂 Now I have to stop drinking it and that makes me sad. 😦

Well, family and friends.  Grumpy Denise will be around for a few weeks.  Try not to hate me too much because at the end of this I will be back to my normal self, just with a big ole hole in my life because I miss my precious DP.  (Cue sad music, especially violins, I love violins)

It’ll be ok, right?

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