So. Yesterday at 8 a.m. I was like a dog at the vets – terrified and trembling. It was my quarterly check-up at the doctor and because of:
(1) My total lack of weight loss (I am, right now, ‘el blimpo’…or more correctly I should probably say ‘la blimpara’),
(2) My singular lack of any real exercise for the last several weeks (I blame the cold for rendering me virtually entirely motionless) and
(3) The work related hell that continues to play behind the scenes here (but hey, what else is new)?
I really, really thought that my blood pressure would be through the roof again, but unlike my last visit, she would not let it pass. No, this time it would be a stern lecture and quite possibly a return to the Heart Unit at the hospital. I prayed to God and I prayed to my guardian angel(s) and you know what? My BP was lower than it has ever been whilst sitting in front of a medic. My lovely doctor couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it, but I wasn’t going to query it and prompt a second reading. Oh no!
So. There we are. I’m currently walking on air. I’ve thanked God and my guardian angel(s), and resolved to do better in my efforts to stay healthy, so that next time my visit doesn’t cause me such terrible angst.
You may think I’ve gone completely wacka-doodle in posting this video below but it’s Friday, and no doubt given my good mood this song is currently going through my head. (I have said before that my music tastes are eclectic).
P.S. (A more modern version of this song, performed by Sting at the end of the film ‘Brimstone and Treacle’, has now been added to the comments section below – it has the advantage of being easier to understand + having the words posted below).
♫ Even when the darkest clouds are in the sky,
You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry
Spread a little happiness as you go by ♫
Spread a Little Happiness was written by Vivian Ellis for his 1929 musical ‘Mr Cinders’. Sung here by Binnie Hale.