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

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ugh! Hopefully Never Again....

Turned into eight teeth surgically removed. Got given laughing gas before being knocked out by IV meds. I'm talking to the doc one minute and the next minute I hear them telling my driver what I need to do as well as what I can & can't eat. LOL

I have to call Terry....would have more luck getting some of those things through to my brain now!! My original plan was to stop at a local hangout when we got back to the area. He woke me up shortly before we reached it and says "Still wanna stop?" I slowly turned my head left to right and mumbled no.

I have had extractions before but, never used pain killer meds. Eight teeth is a lot though. I'm sad about losing the teeth but, I know it was the right thing to do!!

Our health is priceless.....pride cometh before destruction.

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