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, March 25, 2011

Opportunity Knocks When You Least Expect It

...Or so they say. I didn't make school board but, in a way I'm glad. It was a new experience for which I'm glad I was a participant in. It turned out to be a popularity contest but, it was no reflection of those most concerned about the students, community or tax payer. I think were I to have become a school board member I would have found it very frustrating.

I have been sick off n on. I even went so far as request an xray yesterday when I was into Urgent Care. I got a chance to see my xray's. it wasn't as scary as I expected! I was given an "updraft" (nebulizer treatment), a prescription for Prednisone and Ciprofloxacin for five days. It has had a dramatic effect on my ability to breathe. I hope after the snow melts I can start bicycling again. I really have thirst to bike up to Hayward some Saturday. I really believe that goal is well within my reach!

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