Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dallas Arboretum

I went down to TX last weekend to see my good friends and to hear my Dallas pastor preach. I had so much fun! Last Friday, the friend I was staying with and her son, met another friend and her daughters. It has been a few years, since I've been to the Dallas Arboretum. Mom and I went there a couple of times during my spring break, when she would come down to visit me. We didn't walk through it all. This year, for the kids, they had fairytale castles and a page from that book. They were neat.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lung Specialist Appointment

I saw the lung specialist this afternoon. It has been decided that I do have sarcoid in the lungs and nothing will be done to treat it. I am to continue the inhaler of two puffs twice a day. I do still cough, but not very bad. I have been told that I do have sleep apnea. My legs don't move while I am sleeping. I seem to stop breathing 20+ times an hour while sleeping. But, when I'm dreaming, I stop breathing 60+ times an hour. I will do the sleep study again, but this time with the cpap machine. He wants to do another CT scan, which is already scheduled for Monday, August 22 at 9 am. I am now scheduled for another breathing test (just the puffs, not the whole thing) at 9:40 am that same day. I will see the lung specialist again, on Thursday, September 22.

I need to continue on trying to loose weight and that will help a lot. The scale at Curves says something about 11-12 pounds less than the scale at the doctor's office or cancer center says. so which scale is telling the truth?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sleep Study

Last night, I had to do a sleep study. I arrived around 8:30 pm. I had to fill out some paperwork, and I got ready for bed. The room was connected to a half bath, and the room had a bed, chair, night stand, a desk and a tv. I wasn't expecting the tv, so I watched the Indians game. Around 10ish, the lady came back in, and started hooking the wires to me. I had wired put on both legs, to my scalp, my face, chest, hooked to two belts that were put around me. When the game was over, I turned off tv and tried to go to sleep. I laid on my left, uncomfortable, laid on my back. Not sure when I fell asleep, but did get up around 1 am. Laid back down. I was awake, when they told me at 5:15 am to get up. I got about 2-3 hours of sleep. Went home, showered and laid back down for a couple of hours. I got up at 8 am, since I had professional development from 9-12. I got between 2-4 hours of sleep total for the night. I did not have my music and having the wires made it difficult to sleep. I will see the lung specialist again on June 28.

I started back at Curves this week.