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Health Stats Blog, Day ...(start-over at 4)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Okay, the important stat:

~ Night 16 of 1/2 dose of seroquel. I'm not sure how it's effecting me, because *most* of the same days I've been really sick with a cold virus.

~ Weight still seems to fluctuate between 252-254 in the morning, to 254-256 at night.

~ Except for a good workout kayaking on...the 20th (with a group, for about 1.5 hours, good pace, arms hurt at the end, which doesn't usually happen for me)....I've been sucked into the vortex of this cold, some stomachsickness, and exhaustion. Most of the days I can stay awake, it's *hard* to do.

~ Eating has been hard to do---I get sick to my stomach easily. I'm wondering if the lower dose of seroquel has to do with that..?

~ Without eating, I'm sure that's the reason for the *extreme* exhaustion.

....so....I'm in a state in which I'm waiting for a bit of the exhaustion, confusion and sickness to pass. At this level, I can't drive to the Y. And in this heat (...and thunderstorms with hail), I can't exercise outside---terrible asthma.

~ I've *still* been _trying_ to hydrate, though I haven't been keeping track as much / as well as I have in the past. It seems that in a day I finish 2 very large cups of water (16+ oz). Hard to tell with brain fog (cue "Joe vs the Volcano" !), but here's hoping I don't stay confused emoticon


I have kept up with synthroid regularly.
I haven't kept up with flovent (when it's hard to breathe....it's hard to breathe...).
All other meds the same.

I'm not sure what my goals should be for tomorrow, but for this moment in time, I'm getting back on track.
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WRITEAWAY 6/26/2013 8:26PM

    Surviving IS major--thank you emoticon

Yeah...once a day on the scale is probably what I should go back to....


Yup! I have a spacer! It certainly helps. Sometimes I've used it with my actual inhaler too. Thanks for thinking of that for me. I'm really thankful that I'm FINALLY actually getting help from an asthma doctor. My primary physician (the one I'm done with) didn't see a need for it....and this asthma doctor sees that my inflammation is at a dangerous level.

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LVZ617 6/26/2013 8:02PM

    Don't worry about the exercise - surviving is major! I find having cold water helps, so I refresh mine with ice. Maybe you should just focus on that one thing for right now. It's definitely not good to go outside.

Are you using a "spacer" with your Flovent? It is a tube that you insert one end of the inhaler into through a rubber gasket, put the other end in your mouth, depress the inhaler to release the medicine, and then just take some slow, deep breaths. That way you don't have to coordinate the pressing with the deep breath, and you don't have to take one huge deep breath and try to hold it. It is frequently covered by insurance if you have it. You might need a prescription for that reason.

And why are you weighing yourself twice a day? We all tend to go up as the day goes on, so don't drive yourself crazy with the scale.

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SABLENESS 6/26/2013 8:50AM

    I like your Healthy Stats idea. This is restart Day 2 for me. emoticon

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