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, October 2, 2009

I've Been Tired & Swamped!

I am winding down from putting up the harvest sort of. I still have plenty pumpkins, grapes & apples to can. I have 3 grocery bags of summer squash to fry up w/ mushrooms, onions, tomatoes & Penzey's Fox Point seasoning to vac seal to throw in my poor stuffed chest freezer. We started the Stepping Forward research project a couple weeks ago. It will last 5 yrs I am told.

As putting is winding down pumpkin sales is winding up. I'm also in the midst of the process of refinancing my hobby farm. I finally discovered the back 10 acres of my farm last week. I found I have aproximately 3 - 4 more acres of field to utilize & I have 4 wild elderberry plants. Don't know what became of my wild plums...hopefully next yr will be a better yr. Also began taking a stab at home winemaking this week. Inspite of having a book and DVD on winemaking I still made mistakes(thankfully they weren't major and were correctable)!!

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