Thanks to everyone who left a response to my question the other day. I was interested to read what everyone had to say.
So what did Husband and I hear?
I heard that if Husband starts exercising and loses some weight, he may be able to stop taking the blood pressure medication.
Husband heard "Lack of exercise is not the cause."
I found it interesting how we could come away with such different messages. The doctor may have said that lack of exercise and carrying too much weight is not the cause of Husband's high blood pressure, but he also related an example of how taking steps to improve one's health can help to turn things around. They have not identified a cause for Husband's high blood pressure, so who's to say that this is not the fix?
Of course, I like exercise whereas Husband thinks exercise is torture.
When this whole high blood pressure thing first came to light, Husband was scared. But now the doctor is prescribing pills that are making him feel better and bringing the blood pressure down; it's getting more comfortable. I'm still hoping he will come around, but I think it will take some nudging.
Next up, now that we've dealt with Husband, you can all come back and tell me what I should be hearing...once I get around to writing the post.