Friday, February 17, 2012

Not Feeling Well

Yes, I am still struggling with some kind of illness. Since late November I haven’t been well, not completely. Lately it seems to be some residual sinus stuff going on. But even on days when my sinuses feel okay, I am overly tired – more than I think I should be. I cannot figure out a reason but it is all I can do to teach school to my son, get my writing assignments done and make dinner.
Even then dinner is a haphazard throw-together that follows no nutritional guidelines what so ever. It is whatever is easiest and takes the least effort. Lately that has included a lot of heavy pasta dishes, packaged foods or fast food. There is absolutely no exercising at all. Just climbing the stairs to wake my son each morning leaves me winded and tired out.
I also have this lingering dry cough. There is nothing in my chest or throat. Its just a cough that seems to triggered by either really dry air or really cold air. In addition to the being easily winded, I’m beginning to suspect COPD. I was a smoker for 22 years but gave it up 12 years ago. Over the last couple of years, I have felt my lung capacity diminishing. I chalked it up to the fact that I was gaining weight. Recent research I’ve done has informed me that COPD can be aggravated by obesity. Perfect! How do I exercise when it literally takes my breath away?
If I don’t feel better by next week, I will go to the doctor. A friend also suggested I might have mono. Either possibility isn’t desirable.
Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know I haven’t disappeared. I just haven’t made any progress and with the way I am feeling, it isn’t likely I will anytime soon. It’s kind of hard to keep coming back and saying I’m starting over again. On the days when I feel better, I have every intention of it. Then ther’s the rest of the days.
I’ll keep you guys posted as I figure this out.

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