Friday, May 02, 2008

A Day of Ups and Downs

Wow, today has been a roller-coaster ride! It actually started yesterday, when I had my annual appointment with the gynecologist. Turns out I have hypertension - big time - and they pretty much freaked out on me until I made an appointment with an internal medicine doctor to get it all checked out. So that's where I started the day ... getting blood drawn, an EKG done, and taking my new prescription to Target (where, BTW, they do NOT give a $10 Target card for new prescriptions unless you have the stupid coupon from last week's paper.) and generally going back and forth between "OK, I can live with this" and "OH MY GOSH I'M GOING TO HAVE A STROKE."


So I come home, take my first pill with lunch, and then decide I really need to lay down for a bit. While I do that, I hear the phone ringing but choose not to answer it. When I got up, I listened to the message - and guess what?!?! I WON!!!!!

Yesterday I was listening to the radio and they were interviewing Christopher the Makeover Guy. I have heard him before - he's way cool - and he has a new book out for women over 45. For once my age is a good thing. Anyway, the Star-Tribune is doing a feature article on him, and they are interviewing some of the women in his book, but they wanted to "see him in action" so he had to find two more models to give makeovers to!!!!! AND I AM ONE OF THEM!!!!

I will be getting a hair cut, color, brow-shaping, and make-up. Somehow they will also have cool clothes for me to wear in the after photo, too. They aren't buying them for me, so I don't know how that will work 'cuz my closet sure doesn't have much to choose from in it. Now, once I get past the idea that the "before" photo is going to be right there in the newspaper for the world to see, I am so excited I can hardly stand it!
So - morning was down, afternoon was up. Can't wait to see what the evening brings.
PS. I am REALLY nervous.


shawn said...

WOW!! THAT IS SO COOL..(the winning thing) You are going to post those before and after pictures right?? I never win anything cool like that..
Ok, the HPB sucks! I have to admit that.. I wouldn't have seen that one coming at all.. wow!

Dawn said...

WOW!! Just the pick me up you needed!! Maybe the HBP has been making you a little out of it?? My hubby says the meds have made him feel a lot better. They actually found his during an eye exam!!

Calandria said...

That's sad about the hypertension, but great about the makeover! I can't wait to see the photos!

Mama Ava said...


That is COMPLETELY cool! I am COMPLETELY jealous! You have to tell me when the article is going to be in the Strib so I can read it for myself!


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