Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Getting Tougher to Clear the Crap

6:00am: So I wasn't as eager to capture the morning like I was yesterday, but I did get a MUCH better night of sleep. I only woke up a couple of times during the night to adjust my oxygen, but other than that I slept like a rock. It did take me a little longer to fall asleep, but by that, I'm talking no more than 15 minutes. Sometimes I have trouble turning off my brain from whatever was consuming me right before I head to bed. Last night, that was my problem. Luckily, it didn't keep me up for too long.

When I woke up, my legs still felt like they weighed 500 lbs. I think I worked them out harder yesterday than I even realized. They felt completely useless last night during my walk and I was afraid that they would be the same during this morning's walk as well. Fortunately, they didn't feel quite as dead and surprisingly I made REALLY good time all things considered. My lungs felt better than yesterday and I was moving a lot up this morning. The first have of my walk I was constantly coughing, but bringing up crap every single time. As usual, it started out pretty dark but lightened up quickly. By the time I was half way through my walk, it was clear. It is getting slightly harder to clear, so I really need to concentrate when inhaling my Pulmozyme. I also need to get my butt in gear and get some HTS. I usually only do it in the hospital cause my insurance won't cover it and it took so long to do at home. With this new compressor though, I really have no excuse.

Total Distance: 2.1 miles Time: 34'03"

3:00pm: At the gym today I lifted my chest and back. It was a very good day as I was able to increase the weight on every lift that I did. I've definitely been able to get stronger much faster than I thought I would, but, with that said, I am still very weak. I'm trying to obtain some mass for backup in case one day I need it to fight off an infection. I've always figured that it's good to have something in the reserves. At least that's always been my excuse for my buddha belly. I was planning on running a little bit at the gym today, but my foot was still sore and I didn't want to push it. I think I'll let it fully recover before I try to run on it again. Current Weight: 188 lbs.

I wasn't able to get another walk in today due to having to leave my house early to get to my Bible study in time. It will mostly be like this on all Tuesday's, which could turn out to be a good rest day for my foot in the upcoming weeks.

Total Distance Walked for Day: 2.1 miles

1 people had something to say...:

Visionquest said...

Great Blog! Just found it today and have been reading through the posts. We have a lot in common! I wanted to tell you that my insurance also doesn't cover the Hypertonic Saline so I did some research and talked with a local Pharmacist and now make my own. It is much easier than I would have expected. 7% is .28 grams of canning salts in 4ml of heated distilled water. Keep it all as sterile as possible and it works our really well. I make it as I use it so I don't have to worry about storing it so carefully. Hope that helps! If you have any questions or want to talk, email me at visionquestrv@gmail.com (if you don't mind, please edit out my email addy, thanks!)

-Mike