Update…

Seen Doc G again – my blood pressure is going down. It was 156 / 80 this morning – not especially good but a lot better than 170 / 90. He agreed with me that my raised BP was quite possibly due to the stress of dealing with B’s illness, so since it’s now on its way down he’ll give it another month before he gets out the prescription pad.
B is finally going into hospital the week after next – his bypass operation is due on the 20th. He’ll be in hospital for around a week, and should be well enough to potter about the house and do light tasks when he gets home – which is about all he’s been capable of doing for the last several months anyway. If all goes well, he’ll be fully fit four or five weeks after that. That should help my blood pressure considerably!