Do you have a blood pressure monitor at home? More importantly, do you use it? I have one, and most of the time I am pretty consistent in using it. I used to be quite hypertensive (weighing over 300 pounds, gee, I can't imagine why), my blood pressure now is usually quite good unless I am in a lot of pain, or if I am under a great deal of stress (which is why I meditate regularly). When Dr. Carr was in NC, I used to just take my monitor with me each month and then compare my reading with the one in his office. The monitor I have saves the last 20 readings, so I could just push a button and show him what my most recents readings were. I just downloaded a new app for my iPad (free) to keep track of your blood pressure and other health statistics. Since I am taking my iPad to CA next month, I can just show Dr. Carr how my blood pressure is doing using that program.
KevinMD.com had a very informative article recently on his blog about monitoring your blood pressure at home. It's worth checking out!