I have been quite remiss, and I will do better. This is my 1st “How I feel today” post since September 29, 2012. Not much has changed, I have been running consistently at the 3.0 level. I have been fighting a runny nose, a persistent cough and run down feeling (all the cold symptoms). Of course the runny nose and associated drip help to foster the cough, and when I cough and eat sometimes I choke, what a damn daisy chain LOL LOL. So sometimes I medicate myself (using Afrin and Sudafed) and saying sometimes is a gross understatement. I use both Afrin and Sudafed on a regular basis. Yes I realize it is wrong, but it is the only way I get relief. I have also admitted to this to both doctors, and while neither of them is happy, neither of them have cracked my knuckles with a ruler either. All of this to say while I don’t feel terrible, but not totally up to what my normal day-to-day speed is. I have talked with both of my doctors, and while my lungs sound good to them, they are always concerned.
My infectious disease doctor ordered a CT Scan of my sinus in hopes of chasing down what is causing my runny drippy nose. It isn’t allergies because I am this way all the time, so it doesn’t appear to be seasonable. The scan might begin to shed light on the situation. And once a determination is made we will proceed from there. Note: I really have come to hate having a CT Scan, laying down flat on my back is extremely uncomfortable. I no sooner get laid down and a panic attack strikes. I swear I feel like I am drowning in my own mucus. For today CT scan, I had to physc myself up, I practiced my pursed lip breathing, and then laid down. It took three efforts and what finally worked was I laid on my side with my head straight up, and I pursed-lip breathed. That was the longest 2 minutes of my life, it seemed to take forever, the young tech was very understanding and didn’t rush me, which helped considerable.
My PT’s are working out great. I am currently doing 15-20 minutes on the treadmill (legs), 5 minutes on the hand crank (arms and shoulders), and 6 to 7 minutes on the nu-step (legs and shoulders). Then I work thru a 6 station weight workout. Each machine has 2 weight exercises. I currently do 2 reps of 10 to 15 each at a minimum of 30 lbs per station. On the leg machines I generally to minimum 50 lbs. My legs have always been my strong suit so I can handle more weight and do more reps on those exercises.
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