And on and on it goes on, This week I have been able to reduce the morning pills I take to four. And then just within the last 3 days , the medicine used to open the arteries was replaced with Valpress. The old stuff Metropolol started to give me problems so the switch was made – then I found I could reduce the other BP reducing medicine Madiplot – last night almost all the edema in my legs went away – perhaps elimination the Madiplot entirely will help this further – we will see. Now after a 20 min 1 mile brisk walk this morning – my blood pressure is 146/69 and a pulse rate of 73. Valpress to the rescue. But I am noticing a small amount of edema coming back – looks like it’s the remaining Madiplot causing it.
The above photo is the 3D CAT scan of my heart taken in Siriphat Hospital in Chiang Mai – remember this only cost 16,000 Baht as compared to BKK Hospital in Pattaya with a charge of 53,000 Baht. It would appear that if my blood pressure is under control, which it seems to be the case now, as Dr. Nathawut (Siriraj Hospital – BKK) said – leave well enough alone unless there are symptoms and right now there are none. So I’m hoping that no operation will be needed – I will just monitor my BP for the next several months and see if the kidneys respond and I do not have future symptoms - All in God’s Hands. 750,000 Baht down to 50,000 baht already spent – great for my budget.