Misery is the best word to use to describe how I am feeling on this sunny and expected to be warm Tuesday. The changing weather with threat of snow late tonight and tomorrow is wreaking havoc on my already fragile system. Sneezing from time to time as my nose pours with clear liquid makes up part of what is causing such misery.
I've never been one subjected to allergy attacks so many suffer from in the spring and the fall. Perhaps with my respiratory system weakened from the loss of my right lung, I am now more susceptable to the fluctuations of the weather and the allergens which erupt in the air.
Ugh! As if I need this on top of all my other issues and concerns.
Finally, barring a phone call, looks as if Iohn will enjoy his first day off in 10 days today. If he manages to stay off today, Iohn gets to work on the to do list. There's always something that needs attended and more so now that I am limited on what I can do.
Hoping and praying that God intervenes or the medicines I'm downing will soon get this misery corraled.
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Here we are at the beginning of yet another week. In seven more days we will don our green in celebration of Saint Patrick's Day. Another three days after that we will welcome with open arms and sighs of relief the debut of spring. The sun is bright as clouds float by on this Monday morning in the Cornfield. The mercury will rise into the 60s today and tomorrow before the chance for snow reappears on Wednesday.
Iohn is putting in five hours of overtime today as he completes his ninth day without a break. He will, barring any unforeseen emergency, get Tuesday off. The new area director for Ryan's asked Iohn over the weekend if he is ready to start training a bunch of people. Apparently the restaurant is getting ready to go on a hiring binge.
The change in weather has not been friendly to my body. The coughing spells, which are a normal part of my life, have become very rough, hard and even causing pain and strain in the muscle tissue in my upper left chest. At times trying to grasp any oxygen out of the atmosphere seems to be impossible. The cluster headaches are taking advantage of my system weakened by the respiratory distress. This in turn feeds the depression that attempts to blot out the sunlight.
Looking and hoping to find a reliable, inexpensive second vehicle. I really need to have own wheels for a variety of reasons. As it is I am stuck without the ability to even go to the doctor or pick up my medicine unless Iohn is off work.
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Sunday, Sunday starts with a chill, but expected to warm up into the 50s today. But...argh!...snow could return Tuesday night and Wednesday. I am passed done with winter.
The pain in my upper left chest has me near tears. The pain is caused by the violent coughing I've experienced the last few days. The change in weather seems to be the culprit. Every twist and turn in the weather has a major impact on those of us with respiratory issues.
Difficulty in breathing, even as the mercury has risen, has become more difficult. Yet, my blood oxygen level stays above 95 and was 97 Tuesday when I had my 3-month check-up with the doctor.
Iohn was moving slow this morning after putting in over 13 hours at work Satuday. He is slated for another 11 hours today. He was asked if could also do a seven-hour shift on Monday. If so, that will have Iohn with 47 hours this work week.
We really do need to get a second vehicle. With Iohn working 10 to 12-hour shifts and six and seven days per week, I need to be able to get to the store, the pharmacy or elsewhere when needed. At the moment I am stuck in Mark's Den with no ability to do what I may need to do.
While I may get buoyed at times with a hint of good news, the majority of the time I am in combat with the darkness. So far I have not pulled below the surf to not be able rise back up and get some air. Not sure how much longer I can keep the tide and under current from sweeping me away into the depths.
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Yeah, yeah, I know I didn't post anything on Friday. I'll take my lashes from a wet noodle.
I was enjoying the much warmer weather, the snow almost completely melted, the sunny sky. But it really wasn't all that sunny...at least not with my body. The pain in my chest from the pressure on my airways coupled with the coughing that is hard and jolting at times made the day difficult as well. This morning the pain is not going away nor is the pressure.
Iohn's already left for a 12-hour shift today to be followed by an 11-hour shift Sunday. He looks like a shoo-in for the supervisory vacancy.
This mild weekend across the Cornfield may be marred by a bit of rain and even the chance of some spitting snow late tonight. Next week promises to be mild and more spring-like as well. There is the possibility of rain Tuesday night which will turn into snow on Wednesday. This winter just doesn't want to give up!
Looks like when Iohn sees an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT) specialist on Wednesday, March 26, he will also endure a biopsy of the swollen lymph node. Hoping and praying all turns out well.
Come June, I will no longer have any help from the state through Medicaid in the event that I once more land in the hospital. The current program provides for a monthly spend down which allows me to qualify in the event my medical bills reach a high threshhold in any given month. The state is doing away with the spend down which makes me no longer eligible since my Social Security means I make too much money. I may be at the poverty level, but I make too much money.
Indiana's state law defining marriage as between one man and one woman is now under fire. Four couples have filed a law suit in federal court to declare the law unconsitutional. Will Indiana be the next domino to fall?
For the fun of it, I set up a new poll Friday. I am hoping everyone will participate:
Be still my beating heart!
Could it really be possible that spring is moving nearer?
Could winter finally be ready to move off the stage and allow for the next act?
As they say, hope springs eternal. Today's hope is that the meteorologists are correct. The hope is the climate picture is turning toward a rosier tomorrow. The mercury is starting to climb. The snow is melting away. The official start of spring is a mere two weeks away.
Good news for Iohn Wednesday. He received another raise in pay effective yesterday with the start of the new work week. He is also at the top of the list to fill the floor supervisor vacancy. Keeping fingers cross he gets the news of a promotion this week along with a nice bump in wage.
Fantasies abound of taking to the highway for a trip to Austin, Texas to visit with Kev or traveling farther to the desert Southwest where the air is more arid, less humid, easier to breathe. But alas at this point in time, all remains fantasy, aloof, out of reach.
While spring may indeed be closer than it was yesterday, the pressure on my airways remains crushing at times. The pain doesn't quit. The struggle to breathe is intense. The cluster headaches continue to ravish my body. The depression ebbs and flows at times threatening to pull me to the bottom of the sea of despair.
Ignore don't fail me now.