Wednesday, September 09, 2009
well today was my second day exercising........walked 1.9miles, in 45 minutes, which is 5minutes faster than on Monday, and did my strength training exercises as well. Learned something though, I'm going to be hungry after exercising so I'm going to have to set aside some food for that. I kinda crashed and craved today, adding some BK and McDonalds fast food to what I ate today, There went my colories and fat for the day, but I'm gonna get right back on that "horse" and try try again. I'm sure that is not going to be the one and only time I fall off track and I am convinced that I WILL learn from my mistakes.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Ok, so I've been asthmatic since I was 5, and not lucky to have allergy asthma, but I got exercise indused asthma. And this past week has been the week of asthma hell. I have been wanting to get back walking but just didn't trust my lungs. So yesterday I finally geared up for a SLOW walk, easy does it, right?
I started exercising in april and that lasted for only a few weeks, and i think that was because I over did it. So yesterday I got my ipod, put on my sneakers, took two puffs of my inhaler and out I went. 1.9 miles in 50 minutes, no shortness of breath or anything. When I got home I also did the core strength training Spark has suggested. I feel really good about this........not really too concerned if I;m getting a real areobic exercise right now. Just figuring that if I can build my body and lungs up, by the time I get my asthma back under control areobic walking isn't going to be as much of a problem as it has been in the past.
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.
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