Sunday, September 06, 2009
Well got up this morning and I could breathe! Well ok not really, but a whole LOT better than I have been. Lets face it, this has been the asthmatic week of HELL. The prednisone is definately working and I just got two more days of pills, and I doubt that I'm going to have to use my nebulizer today. Pretty soon I think I can start walking.
I've wanted to go walking for a while now but when my asthma was kicking in full force there's no way in hell I'm going to exerercise, would be like committing suicide. Not trusting my lungs today either, but crossing my fingers for tomorrow.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
ok so not gonna see my new primary care physicain until the 16th and was trying to hold off. I'm asthmatic and since tuesday i have been living off my inhalers and yesterday i broke down and begged the receptionist to get my a prescription for albuterol solution for my nebulizer. well since yesterday i have been taking a nebulizer treatment every 4 hours! YIKES! brokedown again today and called the on-call dr who convinced me to go to the hospital.........and i am down right upset! and i'll tell you why, whenever i've seen a dr and was given a nebulizer treatment, i was ALWAYS given a prescription for prednisone, and what do you think happened at the er? the doc listened to my lungs and gave me a prescription if prednisone. what the freak?! are you kidding me?! i could of just told the on call dr to give me a prescription and would of saved $100!!!!!! and i'm unemployed, its not like i can afford this either! GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, September 04, 2009
Well today I woke up at 5am coughing so much I was gagging, isn't asthma a wonderful disease???? I wish it upon EVERYONE!!! Ok, maybe a bit dramatic, but lets face it when there is a medical issue affecting the mass populace the doctors and scientists find way to fix it if not cure it. Lets look at bird flue for example. So therefore if the majority of people had asthma there would be a LOT better treatments out there if not a CURE.
Since this past Monday I have been living off my inhalers, which I think they were just keeping the inevitable attack at bay. So this morning I finally broke down and called my new pcp who I have yet to meet and asked, more like begged, for a prescription for my nebulizer since all the albuterol solution I had was already expired for about 2yrs now. Yes its been that long since I've needed it.
And I think I know why all this came on, I'm a social smoker, yes and I happen to be the brightest crayon in the box.......since when I was diagnosed with asthma at age 5, I only had 25% lung capacity. See, told ya I was the brightest crayon in the box.
I just got to break this pattern that has been going on for about 5yrs now. When the weather starts getting cold and/or I can't breathe, I stop smoking. But when the weather starts getting warm again and I tend to be in more and more social situations where people are smoking I start to bum smokes. Which inevitably means I start buying packs and smoking only when I go out to a bar or club which then turns into I smoke when I drive turning my 1 pack a month into 1 pack a week.
I know I NEED to quit, and stay that way, and it shouldn't be all that tough for me since I hardly smoke, but it is! But its a love hate relationship, I LOVE to smoke but my asthma HATES it.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Ok well its 11pm and I've only had one meal today, totalling just under 600calories.
Well I slept in today, didn't wake up to well past 11am, finally had a lunch at around 1:30 then for some odd reason feel asleep around 5 and woke up at 9, strangely not hungry at all. Just hope this won't hurt my weight loss. Bu tomorrow is another day, hoping I will eat more then and reach my nutrition goals.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
A few weeks ago I weighed myself and was too close to 300. Scared I decided to do something drastic and bought a whole bunch of protein bars with the plan of replacing my breakfast and lunch with them and stopping once September rolled around. Well its September 1st and I have one bar left.
What I liked about the protein bars is the easy convience, meal on the go they offer. I've always have found it hard to eat breakfast and lunch and with the protein bars i actually made sure I was eating those meals, and they also got me to eat snacks inbetween meals as well.
I'm going to try to eat less at meals, instead of eating until I'm beyond full, and really make an effort to eat more fruits and veggies. I have already made meat a side dish and veggies the main dish at dinner, hoping I can stick with this change, now that I just bought a food scale hoping I can maintain and continue my weight loss.
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