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Time for a blog, it has been a long time since the last one

Saturday, September 12, 2020

I am just doing the best I can with staying home most of the time. I did have a doctor appointment this week with my primary doctor and last week one with my allergist doctor. Most all of the other doctor I see have been either phone talks for an appointment, or face time on the phone with other doctors. Of course, they all charge, even though their office makes the call ( ha, ha, always money included with any transaction with medical stuff. The allergist had a tough time figuring out why my breathing test is always low when he always finds my lungs sounding so good. Then he mentioned that people who have that type of lower breathing into the machine are associated with chemical poisoning. Bingo, I then told him the entire story of my chemical poisoning back 19 years ago. I hadn't mentioned it as I had my reports sent from past allergist to this clinic---So now he knows what the persistent problem is even when all my meds and inhalers are used daily. My primary doctor was happy that my blood sugar and blood pressures were better than my last appointment back a few months ago. I had been given a different insulin and seems to be holding better for me, it must help the blood pressure too when the blood sugar is in more normal range, as those meds have stayed the same. She was thrilled that I told her I have continued using the stationery bike at least 20 minutes a day with some days even 30 minutes. She asked if I felt I could raise 5 more minutes a day, I told her no as I am doing this usually all at one time later in the evening after the heat of the day goes down. I added that when riding for 30 minutes, my legs are spent. I need to see her in five months ( unless needed to see before) and that I would have it up to 35 minutes by then. Once the temp stays down from the heated summer we have has( sometimes very warm like 85 first thing in the morning---no way will I ride the bike in that heat and mostly the high humidity.
We still have a high count of Covid 19 in the Rio Grande Valley, here in Texas still between mid 20 to 30 deaths a day , just in the county we live in and there are 3 other counties making up this region. So outings for me is going grocery shopping, when we need stock ups, otherwise dear hubby runs for in between bigger shopping days, going to doctors for those seeing patients, and rarely, but once in awhile I have hubby bring me to the material store in another city so I can keep myself busy during this trying times we live in. I know it could be worse, so many are living with the fire situations around the country, thank God we're not. We did have a category 1 hurricane here once this summer, our first time since living here, that was something, and then last week a tornado warning, which we lived through several times back in Mi. So some other activity we really could do without.
Wishing all my Spark friends a very lovely fall season that will be here shortly. Some how I think the Christmas stuff will be out in the stores soon too, sad the combine Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas out on the shelves all at the same time for many stores.
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  • no profile photo CD11945874
    Thanks for sharing what's been going on Fran, was nice to gear From you. I hope things continue to improve and that the cases of Covid drop. It has been quite the year To say the least. I always find you an inspiration with your commitment to good health and consistent exercise!
    281 days ago
    I saw your comment on my blog so came on over to meet you.
    Glad your numbers have improved and your time on the bike has increased.
    I live in a part of VA that I call "denial central" so DH & I don't go anywhere either except for groceries.
    Numbers continue to rise in our rural area. Not a 2nd wave. We never left our first.

    Stay safe, stay well.
    281 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15730194
    Good to see you blog.
    Maybe look into food allergies, that could effect your breathing abilities too. I had allergy induced asthma. When I went gluten free, within a couple years I was able to get off my daily inhaler, rescue inhaler and my prescription sinus spray. Now I use just a pink Himalayan salt inhaler which helps keep the sinuses and lungs healthy. Sinus rinse for allergy season. Been good so far for 2 years now. My allergist said I would never be able to go off my inhalers. I proved him wrong! To me the side effects of those medicines were just as bad.
    Food allergies or being intolerant as I was of gluten, can effect your blood pressure and blood glucose levels too. My husband's diabetes a1c went down to 5.9 once he went gluten free.
    Be safe out there. Those tropical systems and tornadoes are no fun. They terrify me. I've been through both of near misses. Covid-19 hasn't been easy. Let's hope this all goes away soon. emoticon
    294 days ago
    Nice to hear from you. Glad you're doing fine.
    You can absolutely do 35 minutes on that bike!
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    304 days ago
    Hi Fran
    Glad you are doing well. Good job on the stationary bike

    311 days ago
    Good morning Fran,
    I'm so happy your blood sugar and BP numbers are good.
    It is sad for the people to pass from the Covid virus. Bless you and your husband.
    Take care today and this weekend.

    Have a great Fall season. Thank you. I love seeing the leaves change. emoticon

    Hugs and smiles,
    312 days ago
    It's nice to read your blog. We had phone calls from our Doctors as well, but they didn't charge us. Different ins. companies I guess. I too hope you have a wonderful Fall. We all need a change. emoticon
    312 days ago
    It was great to read your blog. Glad to hear the new insulin is helping. Wow, don't know if I could handle that high of a heat first thing in the morning. I must be a true Minnesotan who likes it cool. LOL I hope the Covid-19 cases start to drop in your area. Would not want you or your husband to get that. Health and happiness wishes to you!
    (Thanks also for commenting on my blog.)
    314 days ago
    Good to hear from you Fran!!! I guess you are now a permanent Winter Texan? Funny how you live down the street (close to the Walmart) and we have never bumped into each other - or have we? lol

    I don't go out much either - other than to get groceries. All my in person music lessons have ceased one and a California student!

    Be well - our town is scary with all the daily deaths from Covid. If your on Nextdoor Neighbors - see your there!!

    If you ever need anything just send me a message!!!

    Local Spark Friend!

    317 days ago
  • LORI-K
    It sounds like you are doing well, Fran! Staying safe at home is the way to go right now. Corpus Christi’s numbers are bad, too. Seems so many people just won’t heed the warnings.

    Keep up the great work on the bike!
    318 days ago
    Many fires here in Montana. The cooler weather is helping a bit.
    318 days ago
    Hope you continue to do better. We have had high morning temps too in South Georgia so don’t walk outside—do most of my walking in the house where it is cool. Stay safe and healthy. ((HUGS))
    318 days ago
  • LOF7203
    Thanks for sharing
    318 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Yes Christmas stuff is next to Halloween at Sam's Club now. I only go to grocery stores, the meat market, or once a month or so to Sam's Club. Stsy safe.
    318 days ago
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