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

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's Official....I have a cold!

However, I went 8 months without an upper respiratory infection!! WooHoo!!! Now if only I can stay away from urgent care for 1yr. That was my original goal.

I am almost to chapter 10 in "Failing Forward" By John Maxwell! I almost chose to not finish reading it. I am in the process of helping coordinate a grow-a-row program in my county. There is much excitement over the program. It has been quite educational as well. In addition to that Karen my primary health POA(Power Of Attorney) wants me to go on a Guatemalan mission trip and I guess I'm actually interested. I wasn't at first but, after I read a little bit about it I got more intrigued...who'd a thought. She said I needed to travel and no matter what country I did a mission trip in would be a life changing experience. So, now I begin to save for it.

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