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 â€“ then I found I could reduce the other BP reducing medicine Madiplot â€“ last night almost all the edema in my legs went away â€“ perhaps elimination the Madiplot entirely will help this further â€“ we will see. Now after a 20 min 1 mile brisk walk this morning â€“ 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 â€“ looks like itâ€™s the remaining Madiplot causing it.
The above photo is the 3D CAT scan of my heart taken in Siriphat Hospital in Chiang Mai â€“ 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 â€“ BKK) said â€“ leave well enough alone unless there are symptoms and right now there are none. So Iâ€™m hoping that no operation will be needed â€“ 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 Godâ€™s Hands. 750,000 Baht down to 50,000 baht already spent â€“ great for my budget.