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Recent Health Problems

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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I have been having problems with my health lately and have been sent by our doctor to different medical practitioners to find out why.
Last week on Friday the tenants in our block got this letter from the apartment block's office:

"As many of you know, the air/heat exchanger is not functioning at all. In June of last year some quotes were obtained, however as the expense of the replacement unit is over $50,000.00 and even though we do have the money, the Board still needed to approve the expenditure."
We had been noticing that we felt better when we went out of the building. We knew that the air-exchanger had some problems, but we didn't know that the machine was totally not working. Since we got this letter last week, we have our balcony window open from the time we get up to the time we go to bed. We feel much better. Prior to this letter, we periodically opened up the balcony window to get fresh air.

I am wondering why these Board members can put off putting in the air exchanger when it so important to bring in fresh air to the building. The fresh air comes into the hallways. Each apartment has their own balcony door to freshen up their own air.

In 2 weeks time, the doctors will have the test results back from the previous examinations done by medical practitioners to find out my problems, I am wondering since we got this letter from our block's office, if stale air has been most of my problems.

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ROZEEROZ1 2/27/2013 1:31AM

    I like the idea of casting all my cares On Jesus as He cares for me.

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IMAVISION 2/21/2013 8:04PM

    It would be my guess (I can insert "educated" guess there using the information you shared) that your health concerns may well stem (at least in large part) from not having had fresh air in your home. Y'all really shouldn't be expected to have to open outside doors to bring in that fresh air; however, I am glad that you know to do that.

Much to the dismay of family & close friends, we 2Vs have always slept with at least one bedroom window open - even in the dead of Winter up north with the snow drifting to the second story window level. We slept better & so did our children - although their bedroom windows weren't open (a safety precaution), they benefited from the fresh air coming through our bedroom window(s), down the hallway, & into their rooms.

Our neighbors have teased us about being quite daffy, because we, also, open all windows for at least several hours per day - even during the coldest of the Winter months. During the summer months all windows are open from early morning until late at night. We so enjoy (and need) the fresh mountain air!

I say let them tease as much as they care to - we (nor our children when they lived under the roof our Lord God provided our family) do not come down with colds or the flu, like many of our younger neighbors & their offspring did/do. I have shared on more than one occasion that one of the reasons for us not being plagued by colds is that we keep our home cooler than most - thus, we aren't constantly going from an overly warm environment into a very cold one & back again. We, also, daily welcome the cool/cold fresh air into our home - with all the health benefits doing so brings.

I used this same philosophy in my classrooms over the years - opening windows when the children were at recess & other times they were out of the room - as well as, after school until it was time for me to make my way home. I, also, sprayed all surfaces with Lysol before leaving for the day. Always - my class attendance was way higher than the average for the school - even in the worst of the cold season.

I am a firm believer in fresh air - the human body needs it to function correctly!

One more thought & then I will stop my ramblings. I bet that if the tenants (as a group) held back rent checks until the Board moved to replace the air/heat exchanger, y'all would witness faster action on their part. There shouldn't be such a delay - especially when the money to pay for it is there.

God bless!

Comment edited on: 2/21/2013 8:11:00 PM

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JACQUISPAGE 2/16/2013 10:59AM

    You are right, i do so enjoy your blogs, and i do pray you have your answer. God bless you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 2/16/2013 12:54AM

    emoticon Praying always for you... emoticon

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EAGLES_WINGS 2/14/2013 9:38PM

    Hope you get to feeling better. It is good that you now have the information to help yourself with. How sad that they didn't let you know sooner. I hope the building gets a replacement very soon. Thinking of you and sending love and prayers.
Your friend, Karen emoticon

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JUDITH316 2/13/2013 5:48PM

    Thanks for sharing this..Sounds like you are getting to the bottom of things and answers are coming. I do hope they approve the expenditures so things can be resolved. The main thing is we all want you and your hubby to be well and free from illness. Like you, I sleep with my window open at night & in the morning I open my patio door for a while and let the fresh air in, it sure makes a difference. We had an air quality test done here shortly after the flood throughout the building and the townhomes and the air quality came back excellent, Of course this test was done after they replaced all the materials that were causing the problems. Please let me know what these latest test results say...For sure my prayers are with you.. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KADULAC 2/13/2013 4:46PM

    It is amazing how costs come before health risks in situations like that. I know about keeping the window open in the cold. It is 11 below zero here. It is hard to keep the window open for any amount of time this time of year. Hope things get better soon. emoticon

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MRSJERRYBUSH 2/13/2013 3:04PM

    What are the chances of getting you into another apartment? Praying for your health..

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ROZEEROZ1 2/13/2013 1:53PM

    Last night I opened the bedroom window - just a crack. Here where I live in Canada, it is winter time and it is cold outside. I made a hoodie kind of thing for my head, and I slept like a baby. This is the first morning in a long time that I didn't wake up feeling a slight bit dizzy. It was cold in the room - but I slept much better. Hubbie not up yet so don't know how it affected him any. I have the balcony window open at least a foot wide to get fresh air in the kitchen/living room area. I feel a bit dizzy sitting here. My breathing is a little labored. I have had this problem for some time, especially while exercising - thinking that this was a new heart problem. I have edema and thought that it was beginning to act up a bit. Now I am wondering if it is more the air exchanger than my edema. I have had edema for a couple of years and other than a bit of swelling, it hasn't been a problem other than I need to watch my sodium and potassium food intake.

I will know better in about 2 weeks time when I go back to my doctor for the test results done.

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RUNNINGOMA 2/13/2013 3:41AM

    It is amazing what fresh air can do. I do hope this problem gets solved quickly. Sounds like a health hazzard.

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