Visited my GP this morning - he suggested (drum roll, please!) that we do a trial of no blood pressure meds!! Woo hooo!!
I also discussed my back injury with him, and he said I was "lucky" because it was my middle back and not upper or lower - so it'll heal more quickly.... but did tell me that I needed to stick to "brisk walking for two weeks, which shouldn't do much damage to" my progress.
But really. Read that first paragraph again. Since I saw him in July, I've lost 1 1/2 stone, 4 inches from my waist, quit smoking, started running... I feel like I've been handed an award! lol