The Top10 Things You Should Do If You Test Positive For Alpha1

  • Have A List Of Questions When You See a Doctor About Your Alpha1(If you try to remember the questions you want to ask you may forget half of them)
  • Learn To Breathe Effectively
  • Limit Or Eliminate Your Alcohol Consumption
  • Don't Be Afraid To Be Proactive About Your Alpha1
  • Get Plenty Of Rest(You will likely have a higher oxygenation level)
  • Avoid Sick People(You have a lower immune system than most people)
  • Drink Plenty Of Water
  • Eat Healthy/Avoid Processed Food(Carbonated beverages)
  • Start A Careful Exercise Program/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program(Your muscles will become more efficient so they won't use as much oxygen and if you have surgery you will likely recover quicker as well)
  • Stop Smoking

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Where Have You Been???

I have been tired and grumpy. I just can't see a grouch being particularly inspirational! I can't seem to shake the tiredness but, maybe it is because of the house I live in. Limited insulation and a number of other offenders to my lungs. My computer has become incredibly slow. I need to surrender it to a guy at work to wipe the hard drive and reinstall everything. They tell me data miners have become very detrimental to the speed of computers in the last 2 years.

I am also trying to get everything in order so I can build a house this year. It's truly amazing how much an individual agonizes over what building materials they will use. Not to mention the layout!I need the blueprint so I can get bids and I need the bids to file for a construction loan and I want to do that before loan interest rates go any higher!

I am signed up for the Stepping Up To Wellness walk. My team name is: Affirmation Allies. If you would like to donate we will all appreciate it. I have 6 others commited to do the walk w/ me. I also expect to attend the Alpha1 Education day being held the day before in Oakbrook,IL. I'm very much looking froward to both!!

In the not too distant future I intend to add some links on the right side bar of this blog of foundations that provide financial assitance to those with medical bills for cancer, alpha1 and several other diseases as well. I also expect to put a new itinerary up for me this will be somewhat limited due to anticipation of working as the general contractor of the building of my future home.

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