Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Peaks and Valleys

There is not a whole lot to update. Seems that I have bad days and days that aren't so bad. Tuesday was a "not too bad" day and I even walked 20 minutes at pulm rehab! I was excited about that :)  It seems like I have days when I can breathe pretty easy and not get so winded and there are days I get winded with slight exertion, even with oxygen on. So this is life at this time.
Still no decisions about St. Louis. The plan is to re-evaluate in August, or sooner if I seem to have bad days all of the time.

As always--thanks for the thoughts & prayers!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Better Days :)

I'm glad to report that I feel like I'm doing a bit better lately. Last Thursday afternoon, I feel like I turned a corner & for the most part, I have felt better than I have in quite a while since then! Today I went to pulmonary rehab & walked double the amount I did last time! Granted, I'm only doing 10 minutes, but last time I did 5 minutes & was very tired & even had to stop half way to the car to catch my breath afterwards (with oxygen on no less)! Today I did OK walking, getting to the car, and even did some shopping afterwards! So my plan is to keep increasing the time I'm walking & I hope to continue to improve!

Thanks for the continued thoughts & prayers! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Good? Days and Bad Days

I don't have a lot to update again. I had pretty good days last Thursday & Friday and thought I was headed back to starting to feel well, but then from Saturday on I've been getting pretty winded with just about any exertion. I feel like instead of good days & bad days, I have bad days & better days. I'm still forcing myself to go to pulmonary rehab on Tuesdays & Thursdays. I walked on the treadmill some today, but I feel there is a fine line & I don't want to push my lungs too far, as I don't want to have any bleeding episodes. My plan is to add a minute or 2 each time and try to dig myself out of this hole!

Prayers & thoughts still appreciated!