I had pneumonia in August of 2016. At the time, my doctor and I discovered that my lungs are sensitive. This means I have to pay attention to how my lungs feel when I get sick. In early January, I woke up and my right eye was swollen shut. It’s hard to drive a powerchair with just one eye, by the way. Then the sinus headaches started with a slight fever. Eye drops, allergy medicine, and Advil were really helpful. I started to feel better. Then I started to cough. I’ve been coughing ever since. I found out my airways are inflamed, so I am trying to get them to heal. What am I doing to get them to heal?
- no singing
- only text messages for now
- using my inhaler twice a day
- keep taking my vitamin cocktail: vitamins E, B6, and D
- running my humidifier in my room
- drinking orange juice because vitamin C pills upset my stomach
I hope you all are taking care of yourselves and staying safe during the pandemic.
PS: Happy Birthday to my brother/journey partner today: without your support and encouragement this blog wouldn’t exist. I love you, brother. Thank you for all of it, every day. I’m blessed to be the one you call sister by choice.