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, April 28, 2009

I Feel Criminal...posting this

I am burned out on fundraising, alpha1 awareness raising and all the darned politics surrounding it! I still want to do the DD and the liver walk but, I actually want to take a year and just focus on doing some things for myself. Not only does all the above take effort but also it takes money to participate in events. Gas to drive there, food and lodging. I want to spend some of that money on maybe a roadtrip with other objective than to site see. I'd like to mentally recharge!

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