First off I feel I should scare the crap out of someone today, after all it is Halloween. LOL LOL Maybe I could fake a heart attack, that would scare the crap out of my wife, and then she would kill me. So that isn’t a great idea. I think I will just give out candy to the kids, and let someone else worry about scaring the crap out of folks.
Overall I continue to feel at the 3 level. The cough that I have been suffering with the past few weeks finally seems to be coming to an end, and the stuffy nose while still stuffy doesn’t seem as bad. As I reported last week after much to do it appears (thankfully) that there isn’t any new garbage in my lungs. That as we all know is a good thing. My monthly IVIG treatments seem to be doing their thing and my body responding as the doctor hopes.
I am up to 22 of 36 Pulmonary PT sessions now, I can see a vast improvement since I first began the sessions, but am still mystified how I can walk on a treadmill for 20 minutes at over 2 mph, without hardly breaking a sweat, and sometimes can’t walk across the house without gasping for a breath. It makes no sense to me. My legs which have always been my best feature can handle all I can throw at them during the PT’s, but my upper body while lagging behind is coming along. Watching me in action is kinda like watching the Pillsbury Dough Boy. There a lot of nice folks going thru rehab, most are cardiac but there are 4 of us that are doing Pulmonary rehab, quite the jovial group.
The nurses have their own music mix which is entertaining, and probably meant to motivate, but I have found it to be quite boring, so I use my IPod. I am in my own little world of music, and my music choices seem to surprise a lot of the folks when then check out what’s on my IPod. Those surprises does my heart good LOL. And no one has asked to borrow my IPod (wonder why).
Next step is to maintain at least the 3 level and try to get it back to the 3.5 level. Also continue to push myself during the PT’s. There is also some weight issues I need to address (like get rid of some of the excess). I will continue to work thru these.
Thanks for taking the time to read my posts, please feel free to leave a comment. Again Thanks — Bill