Friday, April 1, 2011

Asthma Alert! ...but the good thing is

"Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.”
Anon

The good news is that my groin is feeling really good and that I ran a solid 8K on Tuesday. Yay! I was looking forward to my next runs...I was feeling strong. Then I heard that noise...waup waup waup

The not-so-good news is that Wednesday morning I woke up with a solid cold. For most people, that means a few days of taking precautions and then we're back to normal. For someone with severe asthma, like myself, it could be the trigger to exacerbated symptoms and a week or so of prednisone. Not good. If  you look at the number of days off prednisone in the sidebar, you'll see that today was day 116...that's almost 4 months! This morning I saw my pulmonologist and we did the lung capacity test and for now, I'm good. Yay!He did give me a prescription for 7 days of prednisone, but I am to take a wait-and-see attitude.  If my peak flow goes down and I am getting worse, I must take the drugs. However, if I can somehow manage to stay relatively stable and just get through this cold like people without asthma do, then there will be cause for serious celebration. I'll keep you posted.

For now, I'm going to hope that I'm well enough to do my 23K on Sunday.
Happy training everyone...Cheers!

16 comments:

Claire said...

Je te souhaite vraiment d'aller mieux, sans prednisone si c'est possible... Et si tu dois t'y résoudre, alors ce sera tout de même pour aller mieux!!!! Bonne chance!!!
(J'adore la pensée de Anon)

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Feel better - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that prescription stays unfilled!

Caroline said...

Ah not a fan of prednisone here. Je dois prendre ca de temps en temps et ca me rend tres agitee. Je peux juste prendre la dose minimum. J'ai des problems de sinus et congestion severe et quand tout est completement bloque..quand il fait tres chaud et allergie aux gazons commence je dois prendre de la prednisone pendant quelques jours..feel better soon!!!!

Heather said...

Yay for the solid 8k and your groin feeling better!! Boo for the cold!! Hope you feeling better soon and recover quickly without having to fill the prescription.

Jill said...

Here's to hoping for a quick recovery to the cold - sans Prednisone!!!

Amy said...

Take good care of yourself and hopefully by Sunday things will be better!

kat said...

Sending you some love, hope you feel better soon.

Jennifer said...

Rest up, get better and no prednisone! Nooooo! Happy to hear your groin is feeling better. I know from personal experience how long that injury takes. Cheers!

Johann said...

Hope things turn out well for you. Great about the groin! Take care!

Meg said...

I'm glad you had a nice run but boo on the cold! Rest up, I'll be thinking good thoughts :) !

Steel Springs said...

I hope you recover quickly and can avoid the prednisone! Great news about your groin.

ajh said...

I hope you are already on your way to recovery with this cold. What a pain. Looking at snow outside can't help mentally either.

Giorgio said...

I hope you feel better soon! Great to hear the lung capacity test went well and you are good.
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Emz said...

colds stink. :(

get well soon!!

Sending sunny AZ rays!

Darlene said...

Feel better!

Pat said...

Great news about the groin feeling better. Sorry to hear about the cold causing the asthma to kick back in. It really sucks that for asthmatics a simple cold can become more serious so quickly. I hope you're able to fight it off without the prednisone. Wishing you great health and a fantastic 23k today!