figured i'd let you guys know that my doctor's appointment went well enough. i explained to him how i'd been feeling and he explained that it could indeed just be a bad day. he wants me to start keeping a journal and bring it to him at my next appointment in February, so he can decide if he needs to jack up my dose.
i'll be honest, though, i haven't had much of a problem. it really narrows down to pinpointing my irritants. after wiping everything down in the house, i'm breathing better, so i know dust and/or mold is one. i wear a face mask when i cook or when i'm out in public (not very often) just to be on the safe side. and i haven't had any real issues lately.
i do in fact have a relief/rescue inhaler. i suppose i should try to work on identifying exactly what my attacks feel like. some are so minor that i think i just got a little winded. i've used maybe three or four puffs since i started feeling the improvements from my Symbicort. that was on my bad days. so we're working on almost a week without having to use it. that's good!
i'm a little afraid to start exercising. i was trying to do yoga before i was diagnosed and i usually did ok, but it looks like i need to be doing some different exercising. my doctor did some blood tests and my "liver functions" are a little "abnormal." one function is high, one is low (don't ask for details, i didn't really get it myself, lol). i asked how i can fix it and they said diet & exercise.
i'll admit, i LOOOOVVVVVEEEEE food, but since i started feeling the asthma, i really cut down and started trying to curb my eating habits. i mean, i'm on SP, aren't i? lol. so all that's left to do is exercise. i don't know how you guys can do it. i'm so afraid that i'll start getting into it and i'll get that horrible burn in my chest that leaves me gasping for air. last time i did an actual workout, it took me at least fifteen minutes of panting to start feeling better.
i figured yoga would be a good place to start, somewhere to get my bearings, to build up my body so that i might better prepare myself to move toward better exercising habits. we shall see, we shall see.
thank you for taking the time to read my post and reply. i truly appreciate it. i hope everyone is breathing right and living well. take care!
Give thanks for what you are now and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.
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