Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Here is the latest update of everything that i have been experiencing. To answer my last blog, if any of you ever need to have a methacholine challenge test done beware!!!! I wouldn't wish that test on my worst enemy. It was extremely challenging physically and left me completely exhausted for the rest of the day and into the next day. However, the result is that I have unofficially been diagnosed with asthma. I say unofficially because the respiratory therapist doing the test told me it was definitely positive. In fact, the test is supposed to use 4 tiered doses of methacholine. She stopped after only 3 because the result was so positive. So now I have an appt with the pulmonologist tomorrow where I assume I will officially be diagnosed. I am not happy about it but at least it is a definitive answer so maybe I can start taking the right medications and start to feel better.
In the meantime, I am really trying hard to log my food again and go back to eating right. My brain knows that I will feel better if I start over for soooo many physical and emotional reasons. I have said this too many times lately. So I am doing what we all know is best and taking one day at a time. Today is day 2 of logging again. I have been within my calorie range both days. Need to tweak my fat and protein amounts a little (too much fat, too little protein) but like I said, one day at a time. I am going on the hope that once I start feeling a little better I will be more motivated to continue. Fingers crossed. I guess One Day At A Time will now become my new inspiration.