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To not go to work with a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor?

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Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Tue 19-Mar-19 06:54:42

i cant drive so will need to go on the bus.
i wont be able to use phone - that's ok, i can get away with that
but the noise, everyone will know, and i dont want them to

Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Thu 21-Mar-19 18:40:24

Assume results are ok as have not heard smile

WhoWants2Know Wed 20-Mar-19 20:12:38

Anyway, what were the results, OP?

Bunnyfuller Wed 20-Mar-19 19:33:37


She used to fluff around like a hen, walked up and down the corridor, loudly asking people if they had any wipes etc ‘as I have to inject’

Do fake hypos when her bum was actually fine, and during which she could still manage to go outside to smoke

Announce loudly when teaching a class ‘we have to have an early break so I can check my sugars’ (and actually went to smoke)

Injected in front of her classes (adults).

t1mum3 Wed 20-Mar-19 19:27:31

@Bunnyfuller "I used to work with a Type 2 diabetic and she always did her sugar reads and jabs in front of colleagues, making a big drama about it." In what way did she make a big drama about it? I'm interested because most people just get on and do it normally as it is a normal part of their life.

@Hyacintharehighersincelasttime - why don't you ask the doctors? I can see you might not want to disclose a possible medical condition, but there is no shame in it.

onefootinthegrave Tue 19-Mar-19 18:24:34

OP, if FFS offends you so much, have a biscuit

In fact, have whole pack!

SofaSurfer20 Tue 19-Mar-19 18:18:52

I had one a while back, drove and went to work with it on.

All they could hear was buzzing and all they could see was me smiling


Probably bit late now but just go to work and chill out,

Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Tue 19-Mar-19 18:17:50

i dont get paid

Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Tue 19-Mar-19 18:17:16

i dont know why anyone is so bothered.

Bunnyfuller Tue 19-Mar-19 18:16:31

Because you’ve turned a very common medical, non-invasive test into a huge deal.

Did you tell work you had to stay off for BP monitoring?

I used to work with a Type 2 diabetic and she always did her sugar reads and jabs in front of colleagues, making a big drama about it.

Not sure why you asked, and why you came back to tell us you didn’t go in!

Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Tue 19-Mar-19 18:07:46

If how long i stay off is relevant to this? I cant remember the last time I was ill with time off thanks very much

Bunnyfuller Tue 19-Mar-19 17:55:04

They won’t ask questions as they’ll assume you did your normal thing. If they were very worried you’d have had a lot more going on than a simple 24-hr monitoring.

How long do you stay off when you are actually ill?!

Monarexfluff Tue 19-Mar-19 17:19:05

My dd has to wear one to school in a couple of months, we were told he should do everything that he would do on an average day so school etc the only thing that he won't do as he would normally do is swim as you can't get them wet. You really should just do everything you would normally do including work to get the most accurate reading

Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Tue 19-Mar-19 17:03:40

Machine given back, no questions asked about my day

greathat Tue 19-Mar-19 16:57:33

I went to work teaching teenagers with one on! Just got to work and do a normal day

Hadjab Tue 19-Mar-19 15:16:37

it is not work induced blood pressure that is being monitored. but no one can seem to appreciate this

Here’s the thing OP, your opening post didn’t mention anything about what type of blood pressure was being measured, it was literally “I’m not going to work.’’
Mumsnet users are not mind readers, you need to be clearer, both in your OP, and your responses, although I really don’t know why you bothered, as you’ve already made up your mind...

toomuchtooold Tue 19-Mar-19 14:58:39

I did it two years ago. 20 minutes after I left the GP's I got a call from the kindergarten to go pick up my kid who had fallen off a swing and cut open her chin. We'd to go up A&E and then, as she's needle phobic, they had to give her several doses of sedative before she could be restrained enough to get the local injected was calm enough for treatment. It was a good test - GP was like, what happened at half past 10? But as it returned to normal after that one reading, it was a perfect test actually.

pootyisabadcat Tue 19-Mar-19 14:55:35

I'd ming if I didn't shower so I'd take it off anyway. Don't see how two minutes is going to make a difference.

coolcrispsnow Tue 19-Mar-19 14:49:32

Maybe there are different models of monitor the NHS uses. Some might not be suitable for showering or driving in.

Omzlas Tue 19-Mar-19 14:49:27

DH had this done twice, he worked both days, drove both days, made no difference other than getting in the way a bit. His was on his left arm so just made sure he straightened his arm out when he knew it would inflate.

Sounds like you're making a bit more of this than it needs to be. If anyone asks, just tell them that you're having your BP checked, it's hardly a smear test or anything intimate

pigsDOfly Tue 19-Mar-19 14:43:56

slalomsuki What is the point of disconnecting when you're driving, something that might actually have an impact on BP rate?

They need to get a reading for the twenty four hour period you're supposed to be wearing it. If you take it off when you're driving part of the reading is missing.

I don't understand all this angst. I've twice had to wear one and, apart from being a bit bulky and making it a bit difficult to sleep, it really didn't impact on my day at all.

slalomsuki Tue 19-Mar-19 14:20:34

I just disconnected mine when driving and then replugged the tube in once I'd stopped. It was no hassle the rest of the day and very quiet. I went for lunch with friends and no one noticed. The biggest problem I had was finding a sleeve that could go over it while inflated.

Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Tue 19-Mar-19 14:13:12

Just had minor disagreement with dh, that is Normal

Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Tue 19-Mar-19 14:11:34

I was nervous, anxious, embarrassed, and didn't feel comfortable going to work

Hyacintharehighersincelasttime Tue 19-Mar-19 14:10:53

Again, I told not to shower, but mn argues even with this!

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Tue 19-Mar-19 14:07:50

My DH has had a 24 hour ambulatory BP monitor TWICE. The first time he was booking it in he said “oh that’s handy as I’m not at work that day” and they changed it because it had to be done on a NORMAL day. He has also had a 24 hour heart monitor - he went to work, worked out and we had sex while he was wearing it.... I’ve no idea of they queried THOSE readings.... 😊

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