Folks I hope you have had a pleasant week, mine has been okay, actually fairly good. I have all manner of stuff going on today, so I expect this well be done sometime in the late afternoon. As I have been prone to do recently, making a musical out of my posts, there will be a multitude of songs I will be referencing as I write this. Our 1st selection comes from The Byrds, with Roger McGuinn, (for the uninformed) he was the frontman for the Byrds (I am such a music snob sometimes LOL). I have listened to 3 selections including Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn, Turn, Turn. But I will soon be listening to his solo album “Back from Rio” with King of the Hill, and Someone to Love both I consider to be his best work. I will say this for Roger, he doesn’t waste a lot of time writing happy songs, LOL. Below is the link for King of the Hill. Enjoy! BTW that is Tom Petty singing backup.
Last week I gave my health and overall feeling a 2.5 rating. I am sticking with that score for this week. While I feel marginally better, I don’t know if it is my head or my body that is taking the credit for that upward push. Each day I seem to be redefining, what SOB (shortness of breath) means. I have been diagnosed and dealing with COPD for going on 6+ years now. As I have said countless times, it is not a disease where you look sick, but you really are. SOB is one of the very few visible indications of the illness. Right now if you were to watch me do just about anything sedentary, you would never have a clue I was sick. Sometimes even that is a blessing. But if you were the fly on the wall and followed my movements about the house as I do my Domestic King administrations, you would see the very real impact of COPD. Seeing me stop to grasp onto a table or counter, stopping short of completing any tasks without multiple small breaks, or stretching my neck to catch a breath, are all the indicators you need. It FU…king sucks. My appetite is off a bit, which would account for a bit of my recent weight lost. There have been no changes to my current medicines and my only medical appointments for next week are with Doc Lungs, and my monthly IVIG treatment. Other news includes that the gut retching cough seems to have to an end, with now only a simple cough, which is non-productive.
Let get the vitals out-of-the-way for the week ending 03/14/14
- INR = 2.6 taken 02/24/14
- O2 level @ 2.5 LPM = 93/94 average O2 for the week
- BP 118/64 = taken 03/12/14
- Heart rate = 102 taken 03/13/14
- Temp = 98.4 taken 03/14/14
- Weight = 269 taken 03/11/14 – I am eating less, and that’s the lowest it’s been for quite some time, I’m not looking a gift horse in the mouth.