Thursday, September 28, 2017

Broken Body

Dear Readers,
My body just doesn't want to give me a break.
I have been struggling with breathing issues, which over the last 6 months have gotten worse.
I can't catch my breath if I do anything physical, even sometimes just doing the laundry is really hard.
The last time I played golf with a friend, I was gasping for air.
My primary doctor said I had asthma, then she said it's not asthma. She had my heart checked, and that was okay.

I haven't been able to do yoga, and kept having to leave because of not being able to breathe.
Last Monday night, I had to go to the ER after I left yoga because I couldn't catch my breath.
What they found on my chest x ray is that I have emphysema and fibrotic changes in the lungs.
So on Monday I will be going into see a lung doctor.

I have never smoked.
Of course, when I read about these lung problems on Google, I get even more upset.

It's been heavy week. My emotions are all over the place. I know I have no choice but to accept this, but it is scary none the less. 

I have made it through many health problems.  I know I will live with this one. But in the meantime, all I want to do is cry.


With Much Love,
On Day 1,119,
Wendy

28 comments:

  1. Ooh honey, I have no words, I cry with you. Sending long, long, long hugs.
    xx, Feeling

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  2. Wrapping you in the warmest hugs....so sad you are going through this ❤️xoxo

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  3. I'm so sorry, Wendy. Thinking of you and hope you find answers from the specialist and peace over time.

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  4. I am so sorry to read this. Sending love and thoughts and hugs across the Atlantic to you xxxxx

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  5. Wendy, years ago when I practiced massage, I learned of the work of a Ukranian doctor, Konstantin Buteyko. His work is amazing and is centered on very specific breathing exercises. Here is a link I found although I have no regarding this specific clinic. https://www.breathingcenter.com/buteyko-breathing-method-helps-copd-emphysema

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  6. Oh gosh...cry all you want; it helps get the sad out. Of course you are all over the place emotionally. All good thoughts from me to you and big virtual hugs. Strength and courage.

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  7. Oh Wendy I am so sorry. Take good care of yourself and keep us posted. Big hugs

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  8. Sending hugs and positive vibes Wendy. Much Love, Jackie xx

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  9. I am sorry to hear about this Wendy. If its any consolation my mum (who has stage 1 emphasema) feels much better when she takes her steroid pump. There are things they can do to make you feel better. Lots and lots of hugs and love. xxx

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  10. Sending love and gentle hugs. I am sure Mr U-T is taking very good care of you. Lots of love, Prim xxx

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  11. Sorry to hear this Wendy, hopefully the specialist can give you lots of support and advice. Sending you lots of love x

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  12. Lifting you up in my prayers. Sending love your way. ; )

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  13. Hi Wendy
    I am really sorry to hear your news. This just doesn’t seem fair. Sending you hugs and hoping the sun shines again on you and Mr Un-tipsy very soon. Flossie xxx

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  14. Oh, Wendy, I'm so sorry to hear about this. Sending you long-distance hugs and prayers! I know it must be so distressing not to be able to play golf and do yoga. Thinking of you...xx

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  15. I hope you're feeling better now and I'm sorry you have been suffering with this. I saw your latest post about things not being as bad as you feared and I'm glad this is the case. Take care, hugs :) x

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  16. Just reading this now, I hope you're feeling so much better Wendy! Did they figure out what's going on? Sending lots of love your way. Donna.

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