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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

I know I don't write much about not feeling well. I'd rather be positive. and encourage others. Well, truth be told, my asthma has been acting up for the past two weeks now and I am on steroids once again. I get very short of breath and my oxygen level goes too low. I went to the Dr.s on Monday because I wasn't much better starting the steroids on Friday, so I received an injection of steroids. I am now coming back down slowly but they leave me feeling shaky inside. I also am left with little energy. This is the third flare up since October, so I have a re-evaluation appointment with my pulmonologist on March 8 to see where my COPD is now...if the status has changed at all or not. It's been over two years since I've been evaluated. COPD means chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Asthma and emphysema and other lung diseases are linked under one name now..COPD.

Even with all this, I am able to keep playing all these years. I was diagnosed when I was 21. It's very rare to have my breathing problem interfere with my playing. I give God all the praise for this. Doing my weekly concerts are such a joy and such a passion for me, but as I've said before, it's not about me. It's doing God's work and bringing joy to all of you through my music. I'm grateful I have concerts recorded through March 13th. (A St. Patrick's Day special)

Well, not sure why I told you all this, but I did. I will soon be back to my "normal" self..whatever that is!

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    Sorry to hear that Elayne. I'm glad I went gluten free, because that was what was causing my allergy induced asthma. I haven't had any issues for almost 2 years now. Also some foods can cause lots of mucus forming in the lungs, as the lung institute says and can make COPD worse. Copy and paste the link below and see if you eat a lot of those foods and can connect it to your flare ups. If your Dr. doesn't acknowledge this information and say it's not true, I'd find another Dr. I quit my allergy specialist, who told me I'd be on asthma inhalers for the rest of my life. I showed him a thing or two. Been off my two inhalers for almost two years.
    Take care, feel better. emoticon


    PS. I still have allergies to this and that and keep them at bay, with a low dose antihistamine, 600 mg Mucinex and himalayan salt inhaler (homopathic/ natural) not an RX inhaler with lots of bad side effects.
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    Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. My sister has struggled with serious asthma since she was a small child, so I have watched this happen to someone I love dearly. I hope your doctors can help you!

    You are in my prayers!

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    48 days ago
    Saxophone is so good for your breathing exercises. So glad you had a recent concert again.
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    emoticon Thinking of you!
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    emoticon sending hugs for better breathing
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    I wish you well in the coming days! emoticon
    57 days ago
    Take care of yourself and I hope that you feel better soon!
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