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Treading Water and Trying not to Sink

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I'm sorry that my blogs aren't more upbeat. Honestly, I'm a pretty happy person overall. But when it comes to how my health is, well there just isn't a lot of sunny news.

I am getting slightly better on my cold. But progress is slow. I tried to use the CPAP last night since my breathing has gotten much better. But it wasn't good enough to use the CPAP. I had it on for about a half an hour while reading, but once I turned off the light and tried to actually sleep, I started to cough. Coughing with a CPAP on is not a pleasant experience and I had to rip it off pretty quickly. I was coughing so hard that I almost tossed my cookies. The problem is, the longer I go with out the CPAP, the worse I feel in my general health. Today my muscles feel like lead and I'm in a lot of pain. I don't know that there is really anything I can do, though. I mean I could ask to be switched to a full-face mask but for every day use I really really like my current one with the nasal pillows. So I think this is just one of those "deal with it" moments that you just grit your teeth through until it is over and then you wonder what all the hullabaloo was all about.

Because of my health, I'm sinking in maintaining my responsibilities. I don't know what else I can do though other than to just do my best.
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NO-MAS-2013 10/24/2013 4:48PM

    Hang in there! It's best to be honest with blogs- it may just help someone

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SOFTLYOPTIMIST 10/24/2013 2:09PM

    Sharing how you are is what these blogs are about - the ups and the downs, not just one or the other. And it is understandable that you are a bit despondent, when you consider that you have only recently discovered the difference that wearing a CPAP makes to your health, and now you have to temporarily stop wearing it.

Try not to think about what you are not doing, think about what you have achieved; when you are not well just getting out of bed and cleaning your teeth is an achievement! I love the saying 'This too will pass' - soon you will be wearing the CPAP regularly again, feeling better, and able to do the things you want to do.
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VALVETA 10/23/2013 2:21PM

    Don't be sorry for not always being upbeat. These blogs are a great way to help you through your tough health issues. The important thing is you continue trying. We're listening and here to support you.

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