Lung issues and back pain
Thursday, June 10, 2010
These two things seem to be consuming my life right now. I do not have these problems but they are affecting me since my DH, Denny is suffering with them. We seem to be doing better with the lung issues. He is now on O2 at night only. Is not coughing or losing his breath while talking. If he exerts himself, he does get breathless, but recovers more quickly . This is improvement.
His more urgent issue is the back pain that he is experiencing. He needs to be more active to build up his lungs again and also to lose weight. But he cannot do much because of the back pain. Seems to be caught in a catch 22. Went for an MRI on Tues and has an appt Monday with a neurosurgeon. Thankfully we didn't have to wait weeks for that appt.
Until then, I am trying to stay focused on my Spark plan, my eating and fitness. Some days fitness is not an issue because I am cleaning the pond filters, pulling weeds, etc....some of which were his jobs. Other days we are going to the doctor or other appts and I am not getting any physical exercise. Today my attitude is better and I am content with doing what I can. Other days I am frustrated, worried, and upset about all that is happening.
My day starts better when I spend time with scripture, meditation and the rosary. So those things need to be priorities right now. It also helps that the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day. I need to remember to thank God in all situations even when the sun is not shining and when the outlook is not bright. My goal is to keep looking up!!! God help me to do that!!!