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Some Thoughts

Been having a series of "Bad Air" days the last week or two. Meaning, I'm having a hard time breathing. Or catching my breath at times. Most times.

Being encouraged by my new team mates (at work) to apply for disabled person status. In other words a parking placard for my car. At the very least.

You know, I've never thought of myself as disabled.

But now I am starting to wonder if I have got permanent impairment to my lungs. Not really wonder about that. I mean, I know I have permanent damage. I thought it was supposed to get better. And it has to a certain effect.

Not ever going to be great, but better. And I have better days and worse days.

This last 7 has been just awful. I realize there is a price to pay for what I've put my body through. And I'm paying it. I don't like it. But it is what it is. And I'll pay, dammit.

I could be the poster child for 'reasons NOT to ever smoke'. Among other things.

Inhalers are barely (or so it seems) effective right now, and let's not forget to factor in my weight gain as well. I'm on that piece of it already.

As soon as I can afford to get in to see my doctor I'll be discussing these things with her. If I don't keel over first!

I'm kidding. At least I hope I'm kidding.

And I need to pay that damned parking ticket...

Shit!

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artkouros
May. 21st, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
Just in time for the high ozone season.
texasts
May. 21st, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
Yup!
tx_cronopio
May. 21st, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Yeah, time for a doctor's visit when the insurance kicks in. can you believe we still live in a country where any kind of reasonable coverage is tied to a job?
texasts
May. 21st, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Got a ways to go for that. *grins*

And yes I do believe it. I am in the middle of it. Lost my shit with the clam. Under the limit for CC.

It sucks, but this is the way things are.
phoenixisrisen
May. 21st, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
Keep well- hydrated and get some of those masks for mowing the lawn to wear on bad days.

And if you are winded, do talk to your doc about disabled status and/or spireva and If it embarrasses you that much, opt for the hang tag over the plate and on good days, don't use it.</p>

But dammit, if you need it, you need it.

kabuldur
May. 22nd, 2014 09:38 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you are having trouble getting enough air. My #2 daughter has asthma and she has scarring in her lungs. So, it can happen. I think it would be a good plan to get that sticker. That sucks that you are in a country that doesn't have basic health cover for all. Our's did, bit it's going the way of your country. We are copycats. Even if the idea didn't work in your country we still copy you guys. Nuts, right?

And...parking ticket??
texasts
May. 22nd, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
Yes. Parking ticket. From waaaaaaaaay back here...

This is Real… And This is Me...
kabuldur
May. 23rd, 2014 08:21 am (UTC)
Ah, I remember a lot of that post, but forgot that bit :)
babeofbryan
May. 22nd, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
I hope the doc can get you fixed up. Must be scary not to be able to breathe.
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