The week ending 3.28.14 has come and gone, and it 725am on Sunday morning. But I am going to write this as if it were still Friday the 28th of March. So the crushing defeat of the University of Louisville to the damn WildCats of Kentucky will not play in the assessment of my health for the week. As I have been stating the SOB (shortness of breath for my new readers) is the dominant factor in how I evaluated my health in recent weeks. Given that I will rate the week a weak 2.75. This week has been particularly stressful mentally and therefore physically (which makes stress the word of the week). Sidebar musically we will start with the Allman Brothers Band “Statesboro Blues.”
Last week I gave my health an overall rating of a solid 2.75, even with the stress of the week, I am only going to downgrade my overall health to a weak 2.75. All things considered even considering a visit to my Dentist the week still gets a 2.75. Last week I didn’t complain of headaches or any other aches and pains, this week again no out-of-place difficulties that I can define. Also last week I briefly discussed adding the mental health factor into my weekly assessment, I am still noodling this around. The more I think about the mental component of one’s health, the more I see the validity of addressing it on a regular basis. I am pretty sure I can say, and that you would agree, a happy head helps the body stay happy. Sidebar, of course we had to have some Nickelback, so “Next Contestant” is blasting away.
Last week I touched on attitude does help carry the body thru difficult times, but please don’t think for a second that I advocate attitude over medicine. But a great attitude and good medicine is a very difficult combination to beat. I truly believe this and as I said last week “My attitude has carried the load, and has allowed me to press on.” This also bears repeating from last week “The fact remains for COPD or any other traumatic disease the patient’s attitude will do just as much towards their recovery or functionality as taking all the required medicines does for their body”.
Let get the vitals out-of-the-way for the week ending 03/28/14
- INR = 2.0 taken 03/24/14 – level is therapeutic no changes in dosage
- O2 level @ 2.5 LPM = 95 taken on 03/30/14
- Peak Flow = 225 taken 3/30/14
- BP = not take recently enough to chart
- Heart rate = 98 taken 03/30/14
- Temp = 98.6 taken 03/30/14
- Weight = 272 taken 03/30/14