Today is a 3.5 day, the weather is cooperating, my coughing isn’t as significant as it has been the last few days, and while I am still not sleeping real well, I think it may have something to do with all the chocolate I have been eating after dinner. Because I don’t drink much coffee, I am pretty sure the caffeine in the chocolate is doing its job keeping me fired up. I am going to pay closer attention to this over the next few days or until the Hershey’s runs out, whichever comes first.
As I noted earlier I had an infrared coagulation of the turbinate procedure on 08/22/12. That procedure was completely successful. The entire procedure took a total of 8 minutes. No discomfort, no blood, in/out and home 40 minutes from the start of the procedure.
At 8am this morning I had my semi-annual appointment with my heart Doctor. Bp was 92/64 pulse less than 100, oxygen level was 95 (at 2.5) weight, well we won’t talk about that. But it was more than he or I wanted it to be. The doctor was quite happy with all of my vitals.
The appointment went well. The Doctor reduced my blood pressure medicine by 50 percent. He assured me that he did not see any heart related issues, other than those caused by the COPD. There was no indication at all of congestive heart failure, and that he felt the shortness of breath was again purely COPD related. He also completely supports my efforts in regard to pulmonary rehab.
Overall I have had a good health week, at my lowest point I felt like I was at a 3 level, and the highest 3.5. That is a consistent week, and I will take that every week.
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