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Update on Pneumonia Recovery:

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Physical status: much the same as last month -- only I don't "feel" the sputum in my lungs anymore. I am coughing much less. My lung capacity seems to have slipped a bit --either because I am no longer taking medicine or because I've stopped doing my lung exercises. I do notice that I don't have the stamina at aerobics that I had in December (before admitting that I was falling sick). That's what happens SO fast when you are 60+! But I am slowly getting that back as I keep pushing myself to regain what I lost. I have great days and I have less than great days...

Emotional status: ...but I am satisfied. I feel good. No pain and very little coughing -- breathing easy! I'm no longer anxious about what Might Happen if I push myself "too hard". My family is still treating me gently (everybody saw what happened in the hospital when I apparently scared the sh*t outa them) so stress is wa...aaayyy down! I actually feel like myself again -- happy and content. I haven't felt "happy and content" in decades.

Spiritually: hopefully, making progress. The older I get the more AWARE I become of my spiritual failings. And that's a start -- a place from which to begin change. And hopefully, God will allow me the time to make changes. I've been nursing my hurt for decades and I'm finally learning to let it go and really forgive. I begin to see my own failings in my relationships. And I'm beginning to forgive myself and love myself anyway. Why do I think this is spiritual work? .... because God is love and my love must start with me and then be sent outward.
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  • LINDAF49
    Oh the huge value of forgiveness starting with ourselves - for 12 years I have asked the question what did I do to my son to make him reject me?? Finally I m saying - no - he is an adult and he choses - some kids just chose a hard independence and let it be there - Forgive the past and start fresh!! That is what I am all about this month and will see him nd talk with him in just 10 more days.

    I love to come and read that you too are learning forgiveness of yourself first and then to move out from there.

    So glad the physical scare is there for teaching only and encourage the breathing exercises nd check up weekly the rest of your days - Lungs are so important in our general health - the CPAP was a big turn around for all of my health - such good sleep and better days because of breathing at night. Hubby has COPD and not so faithful with exercises but knows the value of them. Keep up the good work. HUGS!!
    406 days ago

    I am glad that you are beginning to feel better, that's wonderful. What a scare for all of you!

    I can tell you from experience that life opens up to you in abundance when you finally decide to forgive.
    It's for US, that forgiveness, and not for those who have hurt us. It has encouraged me to go to God even more, because my heart isn't blackened by that sort of anger and hatred anymore.
    408 days ago
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