Discovering that you have high blood pressure a day after your birthday is disconcerting, and most probably ironic. You just celebrated life, and here you are already threatened by death just a few hours after. I guess this calls for a major lifestyle change: reduce sodium, reduce caffeine (gasp), diet and exercise-more reasons to be lean and sexy.
I still need to research facts about this new found difficulty though and a medical check up is inevitable in the coming days. Who knows, this may be a blessing in disguise-a golden ticket towards a healthier, happier life. But then again, that's just the optimist in me speaking. You haven't heard the glass-is-half-empty version.