Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 1st

It's kind of sad just how much time has gone by, and just how little has changed.  I'm sad to report that I am still very, very sick with chronic bronchitis.  Since October, I've been to urgent care and the hospital more times than I care to remember, just struggling to breathe.  I have some relief from an inhaler that treats COPD, but even with that every 4-6 hours, I still cough to the point of vomiting several times a day.  And I am so, so tired.  It scares me!

Over the next 30 days, I will have some things done that will hopefully get me on the road to normalcy.  I am cutting out gluten, dairy and alcohol completely, in effort to control allergic symptoms/asthma.  I will have the rapid immunotherapy treatment with my allergist... involving a whole day at the hospital with shots, monitoring me for shock.  Fun!  Finally, I will have a balloon sinus surgery, in effort to clear up the chronic sinus infections that are triggering my most serious asthma attacks.

I am not looking forward to all the pokes, pains, and recoveries but am at the point where I will do almost ANYTHING for some relief.  I need to be able to breathe, to function, to thrive.

On to more fun things... I got to photograph a three-month-old today in his home.  Such a beautiful baby!  

Next, I had some alone time at (of all places) Wal-Mart.  Funny how grocery shopping without five children becomes it's own staycation.  ;)  Thank you, Adam!

We ended the evening with finally watching the new Superman movie, Man of Steel.  I loved it!  But I still think Amy Adams is way too sweet to play Lois Lane.  I'd fire the casting director, for sure.  ;)

1 comment:

H said...

I just wanted to add a comment about the gluten-free diet...when I can get myself to stick to it, I.feel.SO.GOOD! Granted it's tough, but it's definitely do-able, especially these days with so many places accommodating the GF diet. Good luck with can do it! <3 xo