Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Asthma Walk" April 26,2008

Good Afternoon to my friends ! More exciting news to share with all of you ! Today I participated in the annual "Blow the whistle on Asthma" walk held in Ft. Myers, Florida it was nice to see all those folks participating. Last year it was difficult for me to walk a mile but thru out the year I have been exercising (light) walking, stretching and using breathing techniques(PLB) it sure has made a difference, in fact I had put on my "Pedometer" it measures steps, calories and mile (s) walked low and behold I walked 2miles, yup 2 miles ! Exercises are so vital to all of us. The gentleman in the picture is Mr. Kurt Goerke, Regional Director
for the American Lung Association of Florida, Inc.

Next month I am going to Washington DC to participate in The first Federal Health Advocacy Day, meet with the senators from all over get to share our personal stories, hopefully t enlighten them on how important
it is to get funding for Lung Research for folks like you and I!

Until we meet again my friends remember,

~Inhale 123

~Exhale 1234

Breathe Easy,


Monday, April 21, 2008

Relay For Life

Hello my friends hope you all are breathing easy this evening, the temps here in florida are awesome upper 60's low 80's light humidity I would love these temps. all year I have been walking more each day , exercise is good for us with Lung Disease only to be done as tolerated and also check with your Dr. For the first time I participated in a "Relay for Life" this past weekend, let me tell you it was wonderful

The photo above shows a group of Cancer Survivors and their affiliation "New Voice Club" of Fort Myers all these folks has had their voice box removed due to cancer each and every one of them are an inspiration to all of us. The meaning of relay for life starts at dusk and ends at the next day's morning. The light and darkness of day and night parallel the physical effects, emotions and mental state of a cancer patient while undergoing treatment. Everyone thru out the nite walked the track for a half hour and each time handed off their baton to the next walker, I walked from 5:30 Sat. am till 6:00am what an honor for me. As a participant, you feel the brightness of the morning and know the end of Relay is close at hand. I sure was beat then then I think of what the patients are going thru and they know we are there beside them.
I am blessed each and every day to greet the morning sun !
Until we meet again my friends remember,
~inhale 123
~ Exhale 1234
Breathe Easy,

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wrong Dosage

Hello my friends, well here we are again with another dilemma! As you all know from my previous posts that I have been having problems with "Atrial Fibrillation's" and my Cardiologist suggested I try a drug called "Digoxin" to help control a normal heart rhythm..that was on or about 3/15/08, SO on 4/15/08 I go to the pharmacy to have the med. refilled guess what! the Pharmacist asked me how the med was working I told her really not well I still had atrial fibulations and was planning on going into the hospital for three days to monitor for a new med to see how I reacted ! Come to find out the pharmacy gave me the wrong med. dosage! Oh my God ! they gave me 0.125 mg instead of.25 mg...half the dosage! All the pharmacist could say was " I am sorry" well dang it , you are dealing with my heart here, if my heart does not work right neither will my lungs ! So, my friends be real careful when you get our meds, check out the prescription and count your pills, make sure what you are taking is what you should be taking, oh, one more thing when you go to your Dr. ask for a copy of the prescription so you will know what you should be taking for your own safety...I learnred the hard way! Needless to say I will be transferring my prescription to an other pharmacy.
Because of the mix up, when i picked up my script the pharmacy did not charge me and they gave me a $25.00 gift card for the you think they are worried need not be they have lost my business s for sure.
Until we meet again my friends remember,

Breathe Easy,
Exhale ~~~~1234