Well, I'm back and recovered from my Pulmonologist appointment. I say "recovered" because I had to do about 30 minutes of breathing tests and treatments. That about killed my back and chest, having to exhale as far as I could with a nurse *coaching* me..."push, push, push!" LOL I was wheezing and coughing and she was saying "PUSH!" I wanted to push HER. :) Anyway, good news..... The doctor said that I do not have asthma. Thank you, God. He thinks it is R.A.D. (Reactive Airway Disease) It is similar to asthma, but not the same thing. One thing he asked me was if I was having heartburn or acid reflux lately. I have been, but I thought it was due to the medication. He said that he prescribes a lot of acid-reflux medication to his asthma patients but it's hard to tell which comes first...the asthma or the acid-reflux. The acid-reflux can make the asthma worse, but the coughing from the asthma can irritate and constrict the stomach, making the reflux worse. So, I'm being put an a prescription of Pepcid. Also a low dose of steroids, continuing the Advair 500 mcg inhaler, and doing the breathing treatments at home with my nebulizer. My O2 level was 88-92% at the doctor's office. Not great. My blood pressure was 90/68...always nice and low. So I'm going to just take it easy, take my meds, and pray this goes away soon. I have a follow-up appointment on Monday, August 1st. Thank you ALL for your prayers and emails! :)
And some of you are thinking...."WHAT A BORING BLOG!" haha :) Well, I did post one of my Wendi Speciale August kit layouts today...so here it is! When I saw the "Value Beyond Measure" stamp in my kit, I immediately thought of the way my parents raised us. (I love you, Mom!)
Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary...9 years! I love you, David, and am so glad you asked my Dad if you could marry me :) He loved you for that!