Saw the pullmonologist again today – the Russian doctor who looks the tiniest bit like Gorbachev – and overall my breathing HAS improved since my last visit. He’s not happy with the improvement, feels it should be better, but I think a lot of that is due to the cold weather we’ve had up here.
So I left with a new inhaler to add to my existing ones, permission to try the herbs (I gave him a list of what’s on it’s way) and an oddly light sensation because I was told I’d lost 10 pounds since my last visit. Who knew? I’ve been a LUMP, barely able to walk up the stairs, so it’s not because of working out. However, the breathing DOES make eating not much fun, so perhaps that’s the ticket? At any rate, it’s a heck of a way to drop weight, one I wouldn’t recommend.
I’m hopeful that as I travel down to Georgia the warmer weather will be an enhancement to my breathing life. It’s in the upper 60’s according to the online weather site, so I’ll pack sandals and shorts, too!
So tomorrow I pull out of the driveway and head for points south. I’m not sure how far I’ll make it, but I’ll stay overnight then head on to Atlanta the following day (Thursday). At first I’d considered doing the whole trip in one fell swoop, but that’s just dopey.
I’m going to go rest a bit – I have a lot of packing to do!