For the week ending 04.04.14 I am actually starting this post in a timely manner, that’s not to say that it will be finished in a timely manner. The memory of Louisville’s lost to Kentucky has not completely faded and I am not watching anymore of the NCAA tournament in fear that Kentucky may actually win if I watch. I am just saying that my 2 favorite college basketball teams are Univ of Louisville and any team beating the univ of kentucky. Sidebar, we are starting today with Eric Clapton, from his blue’z times. SOB continues to be the overriding health issue, also this week I felt I was in the beginning stages of another exacerbation and I was greatly concerned (and still am to somewhat lessor degree). I did see the nurse yesterday, my lungs are clear, and the drippy nose, the nagging non-productive cough and the scratchy eyes are the result of the damn pollen. But as anyone with COPD or for that matter any respiratory ailment will attest, these symptoms always cause great concern. My general health is okay, no aches or pains and I survived the dentist last week without even getting a lecture. As stated the most significant issue of the week has been the pollens, and the concern that caused me. Given all the relevant information I am going to rate the week a strong 2.5, or to please some of my readers a very very weak 2.75, you choose. It’s really only slightly down from last week, but laughing it has been a difficult couple weeks. All things considered when I woke this morning, I knew I was going to have a GREAT DAY!
Last week I spoke briefly of attempting to add mental health into the evaluation for the weekly rating and I am still pondering that. Sidebar, this talk of mental health has had me reach for Sarah McLachlan, go figure (but she has such a beautiful voice). As most of you have long figured out I am the eternal optimist, and that alone has helped me so much over my lifetime, but even more so in recent years since I have fought this battle with COPD. If my weekly rating were solely based on mental health (attitude) they would be around 4.5 on a regular basis, because to my knowledge there is only 1 perfect individual.
Let get the vitals out of the way for the week ending 04.04.14
- INR = 2.0 taken 03/24/14 – next INR reading scheduled for 04.08.14
- O2 level @ 2.5 LPM = 96 taken on 04.04.14
- Peak Flow = 220 taken 04.04.14
- BP = 127/86 taken 04.03.14
- Heart rate = 108 taken 04.04.14
- Temp = 97.9 taken 04.04.14
- Weight = 271.5 taken 04.03.14