Well, I’m still coughing, and the x-ray came back all clear, which is what I expected. I was a little concerned that it might be asthma, since it was worse in the mornings and at night. That fit those symptoms. But the doctor’s nurse said it’s allergies and sinus drainage pooling in the main bronchial tube.
So, I put myself back on an OTC antihistamine that I’ve had good luck with before, and it’s just wait the stuff out now.
I’ve gone back to exercising as much as I can. And we went on our Date Day yesterday. We had to quit a little early, though, as I was exhausted. I’m back in that de-conditioned state again. It will be awhile before I’m back up to the level of exercising I was doing before I got sick. I’m thoroughly enjoying the recumbent bike, and hubby is using it too. It’s sitting in the middle of our living room, so we can watch TV and bike at the same time. Not high decorating style for sure, but right now I just don’t care. If we have company it can be moved temporarily.
I’m pretty much in the habit of taking the glucose readings now, and I’m using FitDay to log in my food intake and exercise minutes. I found this site when our daughter was on a feeding tube, and we needed to keep track of her eating. It’s really a good way to monitor not only calories and carbs, but all the major nutrients.
I’m going to postpone my Physical Therapy session due for next week. There’s no point in going right now, as I am weaker than I was last time. I’ll just keep working on what he has already given me. I do have my annual OBGYN appointment next week, and I’m anxious to see how my bone density is coming along. I’ve been on Calcium now for 2 years, so hopefully I’ve improved some. I don’t drink carbonated beverages, and we get lots of nutrients from the raw spinach salad we eat almost every day.
So, we continue to do what we can to keep our health level in as good a shape as possible. I continue to read everything I can get my hands on about diabetes, too. We had a leaky water pipe out in the yard that got fixed today, so all in all I’ve had a great day.