Well today was the day I saw my Doctor. Her scale said I lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks!! My scale says 193.4 which is another -2 pounds.
I had alot of stuff dumped in my lap. She just is continued to amazed that I have been able to complete any of these races,specially the full marathon. Now seeing all my numbers, I am amazed myself. I have as it says in the tittle C.O.P.D. She is also amazed that I do not cough all the time. Yay! I am as healthy as I am, and I have lungs of a 80 year old smoker.
Now, I can get back out there. This really wasn’t my year to do the goofy. This wasn’t my year to be an Ironman either. This is why.
This will never go away. I will have to learn how to live being able to breathe without pain. Heat is my enemy. It always has been. Nothing new there.
I am going to be on a daily inhaler. Twice a day.
I have a rescue inhaler. That rescue inhaler is also my inhaler before I run, bike, exercise of any type. If I get a tiny feeling of tightness I have to take it. She changed that to Pro Air. This is suppose to keep my heart from racing.
I am angry. Cause I was a infant that lived in the hospital for over a month. My heart stopped three times in that time. My Dad was sent home from the Army on Honorable discharge cause they didn’t think I was gonna be around. I had bronchial pneumonia. That is where this all stems from. Then going up in the 70’s, the older folks smoked. With the windows closed,open whatever. That’s back before we knew about second hand smoke. I was a child who didn’t know better and they were all suppose to protect me from this stuff!! Now look! I turned into a medicine chest!
To do what I want to do I have to take all this stuff. Never mind I wasn’t ready for the swim, I was but my lungs were not! That’s why I turned blue that early morning last April. I just could not breathe.
Just wait!!! Just wait… I am going to finish a half marathon in under 3 hours !
Last Sunday we went to to Miami to watch Wrestling in person live!!! After we parked, I used my inhaler. Our seats were really high up and I am scared of heights. By the time we got to them I was in panic, fear mode!!. But once I was able to calm down !! Holy Cats!! Wrestling in person is sooooo awesome! One more thing marked off my to do list.
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