Oh but today I do say I am paying a price for probably over doing it. A price that was due when dealing with both COPD and a recent surgical procedure still in the recuperating stages.
First it’s that little incision which they made for my pacemaker. Yes I know I was given the okay to drive and do a few more little things with a 10-15 pound weight restriction and watch the over the head arm raises – but maybe I might have driven a little too much and moved things around a little too often.
Today my incision did ooze just a little bit and seems to be a bit more-tender than just a few days ago. Moving my left arm/shoulder much seems a little extra stiffer than just a few days ago which is frustrating.
So a little relaxation today, with the wife given me strict orders to stay out of the kitchen except to get something to eat – she must have noticed all the dishes I used, washed, dried and put away the past couple of days and understood how much upper movement it must have meant for that left shoulder/arm, and plead guilty I do.
As for my COPD, today I do seem short on breath more than normal, although my oxygen level continues to stay in the 91-93 range.
But the shortness of breath, combined with the sore incision and you have a very tired feeling old guy who, yes, should have known better – especially considering I just wrote about prioritizing, placing, pacing and propping the past week.
So today has been spent with little more than watching some solid collegiate football and basketball games while eating through the many leftovers in the refrigerator.
Oh and a couple of longer than wanted naps, which hopefully will not keep me too wide awake to get sleep tonight.
Well there it just goes to show, the reason I can write and share like I do, is because most of it I can closely relate to for having been there, doing that and did that.
So with that, my today is just about over and God willing tomorrow will bring another wonderful, blessed day of that continuing battle of life and health.
As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
Remember always that without breathing a person is without life itself.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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