Month: September 2017

Happy Saturday!!

No doubt Saturday is now my favorite day of the week. I have been on my CPAP now for 1 month and im doing great! No more needing naps all day Saturday im up and active, im loving this!

So i figured its getting cooler now its time to pull the AC out of the window. I can always throw the fan in or just open the windows if it gets too warm anyway. So i pulled it out threw it in the closet with some t-shirts that i probably wont be wearing now thats its cooler. I really have too many anyway but hey. Anyway fast forward to dinnertime. I fry up some mushrooms and onions then throw the steak on, i know i have a couple minutes so i run the garbage out and grab the mail, whats this? A small fedex package from New Jersey? Gil? OMG! My buddy from LEO Pharmaceuticals! I told him at the National Psoriasis Foundations Volunteer Conference in Chicago in August that i loved his shirt and i wanted one. Guess what? Yes this is it!

Thank you Gil, I cant wait to see you guys on World Psoriasis Day!!!

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crackupcharlie

got to love these guys/girls, especially when they call me out by name!!  click here: i met them at the NPF Volunteer Conference in Chicago. They put on a great show, the had people from Second City television there, awesome!!

packhealth.com

I just got off the phone with an old friend, well not really but if feels that way. You see 3 months ago i saw an ad my friend made for PackHealth.com i then asked him about it. He said try it, it will change your life. Seriously?? i thought.. So i signed up, why not i sign up for everything. and i DO mean EVERYTHING.

The next thing i knew i received a welcome packet in the mail. then an email and a phone call. “Hi, I am your personal health adviser from pack health” Wow, i thought this is cool. A real person! Not like most of the health apps, but a real human. We discussed my many ailments plus an allergy or two and we made a plan. I logged all my food for the week and we talked about it. I’m doing well there, as i have had some training in the office. Next exercise. For the rest of the time it was like having someone with me to remind me and to push me, as i got txts all the time, “Hey Jim don’t forget to workout tonight!” Hey! remember to log food this week, or “Remember our goal for this week!”

Simply awesome, overall i have lost about 15 pounds, i have gained it back and lost it, unfortunately alot of this is water weight (im on 4 blood pressure pills at the moment) and i was super sick a few times, with an upper respiratory infection as i wrote in past blogs.

I must say for mere pennies a day this is an invaluable service that can get anyone on the right track.

unbelievable…

In my last post i was getting over an upper respiratory infection. Then on monday i started coughing. i saw that i had a refill of cough syrup so i filled it. monday night i started sneezing my head was stuffed again, the URI came back to haunt me. I opened the CVS app on my phone and filled the zpak as i had a refill there too, then called out sick. At about noon i finally dragged myself out of bed and to the drugstore and restarted the antibiotics. I received a call to get my CPAP (i was just diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, yay….) I am scheduled for 530 pm, cool. At about 400 i am sitting on the couch and i start to cough, real hard i saw stars, and an incredible pain in my stomach/chest just like where the last ribs are. From that point on every cough felt like i was being stabbed. The pain started getting better now its hurting again. And i started coughing again, here and there, seems that theres still some stuffiness even a week later.

On a brighter note, i was worried how i would be wearing a mask to bed. How would i sleep etc. Well i put the mask on closed my eyes and woke up 8.3 hours later, WOW! Every night since has been more like 7.5 hours and i am feeling good. Im not falling asleep during the day etc. The only day that was different was sunday morning. I woke at 4am, and realized something was wrong. It was harder to breath. Wait, what? Its dark… Damn, power failure. I got up and lit a candle, grabbed my phone and look, est time for power restoration is 11am. Luckily i have been cold brewing my coffee all summer so i went to the fridge and poured a glass. I started reading for awhile then got up and got breakfast and the lights came on. Sweet. Now i popped the mask back on and slept almost until noon.

update, i wrote the above about a week ago, im feeling better and things are looking brighter as well. thank you all for the love. love you all. 🙂