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

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Not Much To Say...Just An Update

I have enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather and the week of voluntary layoff. I got a pleasant surprise On Monday when I picked up my tax stuff from my CPA. My tax refund was 4 times what I expected so I will be able to pay up all my taxes and a few other things on top of that. I went for a 2 mile walk the other and could not get over how out of shape I have become. I slept like a baby that night though!! I had the infusion from hell last night. 6 sticks. Blew a vein right after I switched from the soduim chloride flush to the Zamaira. Inspite of the the problems I was able to save the Zamaira which I had to use up in 3 hrs or $2160 would be lost. I finally was able to do what I call "mainline it". I stuck the needle in the vein we all usually have blood drawn from. I am considering getting a port.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thought For The Day:

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent.
author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Snoopy Dance Ready!

Or is that Snoopy hop ready???

Can hardly wait to get ground worked up, seeds started or plants planted. Excited to be getting certified to accept WIC vouchers. It's a program for pregnant women with children up to 5 years old. I will be able to help them eat healthier....that just ROCKS!! I also am going to do some other things different this year.

The lady I carpool w/ was talking to others at lunch and they presented the plan I sell plants to them rather than them buying elsewhere because they know I'll take better care of mine than folks @ Wal-Mart and they would be helping me out at the same time. Then I went "Hmm, that sounds cheaper than the local flea market or driving to the farmers market." I mentioned it to some of my friends and they were equally attracted to that notion. So, what started out as an idea I was toying with became a solidified plan!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Wanna Curl Up In A Ball!

Well, actually I've wanted to do that the last four days. I feel fine but, tired. I just can't seem to get caught up on sleep! That crazy old moon had been playing havoc w/ my sleeping the last few weeks. I did receive my Spiriva on if only my garden seeds would show up on my door step!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might!

I am waiting on the Spiriva I ordered on Monday. I usually have my ordered meds from Pennsylvania within 3 days. I called yesterday and they said it had shipped on Tuesday so, hopefully today they will arrive in the mailbox! I just saw an ad for Prevacid. It said it used to be a prescription med now it's an over the counter med. I'm thinking that's a good thing but, not completely sure. Thoroughly enjoying the warmer temperatures outside. Nice on the pocketbook and wonderful for the circulation. Now, just waiting on the ground to warm up. Looking forward to green grass...even if it means a lot of mowing around the farm. It's always great to be outside instead of cooped up inside!! Thrilled I found an authorized Kohler dealer who can & will work on my Skag "turf tiger". Their within 25 miles and considerably cheaper than previous mower repair shops! WOOT!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thought Of The Day:

Opportunity is Where You Make It.