cartwheelJust a short note to let you know how my doctor’s appointment went yesterday. First, I met a new doctor and I really liked him. It’s a lot closer than I’ve been going and if I’ll need to be going more often, this is great. We sat and talked for about an ย hour. I liked him a lot.

First, my oxygen was at 93 when I got there which I was really happy for and so was he. We sat and talked for a while and he had me take the oxygen off during this time and then had me walk the halls for a few laps. It went down to 83 which is still better than the 53 I was admitted to the hospital at one week ago today.

He told me I could be off the oxygen for periods of time as long as I felt good. If I feel like taking it off, go ahead and do so. Don’t leave home without it or anything but he did say that I’ll know when I need it and when I don’t. The medications I’m on will be over very soon and he did say he’d like to take me off two of them but as long as things are going so well, why not just keep things the same for one more week.

My lungs will get better. Or as better as they can get and right now, it doesn’t look like it’s as dire as it did to me one week ago. ย Don’t worry, I will NOT ever smoke again. I did joke to Paul that maybe I didn’t need to quit but I was just kidding. If looks could have killed, I may have been dead on the spot after that remark. But I was so happy I was just joking around.

The doctor did ask me one thing. He said “if I asked you to walk to the Dairy Queen, would you be able to?” I told him “I’d do it just to prove to him that I could.” He said “oh, your one of those?” I said “yes, I guess I am” and he said “in this case, that’s a great thing.”

So, it feels good to be able to take it off. I canned 15 quarts or tomatoes today and took a shower without the oxygen as well and walked around the yard with Paul and Maddie tonight filling bird feeders. Thank you all for you kind wishes, prayers and hopes.

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27 Responses to I’M GREAT

  1. mssc54 says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ that is all.

  2. joanharvest says:

    This is really good to hear. I used to get a sore nose when I was on oxygen. I’m sure you will be off it soon. I wish I had tomatoes to can this year. Hopefully next year I will get my real garden instead of Farmtown.

    • Joy says:

      Thanks Joan. My nose is sore. I did get some ointment for it and that helps. This is my third batch of tomatoes. I must have 30 quarts or so. I just can’t let them go to waste and they taste so good in things during the winter.

  3. SKL says:

    Well, congratulations on kicking this thing so quickly! I know you’re not “done with it” yet but things do sound very encouraging. I have a feeling that you will soon feel better than you’ve felt in years.

  4. trishatruly says:

    โ€œoh, your one of those?โ€ Hells YEAH!!!! JOY IS a FIGHTER< DANG IT!!

    Thank goodness for that.

  5. pammy wammy says:

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!I knew you were a fighter.So proud of you/Sending you a big *HUG*

  6. javajunkee says:

    very very good news…and prayers for continued healing of lungs! You mustn’t do this ….you scared me!

  7. Morocco says:

    Glad to hear you are improving! Isn’t good news a wonderful thing…

  8. Laura says:

    that’s you, doing the cartwheel, right?


    Keep up the good work.

  9. I am SO glad you are on the mend, and so glad that the butts are a thing of the past………I have smoked, and quit, a few times in my life, so I know it can be difficult. But, nothing like a wake up call to keep it permanent!!!!

    Thinking of you often!!!! Vanessa ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Tosha says:

    I am so glad Joy!! I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts.. I haven’t smoked in about 3 weeks. I didn’t plan to quit again. I just haven’t wanted one..

  11. Sue says:

    Whoop whoop! It was great to see you get out of the car without the oxygen! Way to go ๐Ÿ™‚ Just don’t try to be Superwoman all at once, ya gotta ease into it!!!

  12. nikki says:

    HAPPY SO HAPPY!!!! I am doing the happy dance!!! :}

  13. Just a Mom says:

    I am so glad to hear the good news! You keep on being stubborn, oops I mean a fighter!
    If you need a home for some of those tomatoes you can ship them right on down my way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Tessa says:

    Hi Joy, it was great to hear after Eric called that you are doing better and even better to hear now that you are doing GREAT! I know hospitals are no fun, it must have been scary. It is inspiring to hear your positive and can do attitude, you will surely keep doing great. My thought and prayers are with you. Take it easy and enjoy each moment! Tessa xoxo

  15. Oh my god, Joy, I’m more sorry than ever that I’ve been so absent from here over the last few weeks. I had no idea any of this had happened. I’m trying to find the post in which you explain what happened [or someone else explained perhaps] but I can’t find it… I think my shock has just kind of made me technologically retarted right now.

    If it’s not too much to ask… Could you tell me what happened? My dad was on oxygen for the longest time, so my mind is fearing the worst right now. Of course it’s good that you’ve stopped smoking, whatever it is that’s wrong precisely. You can email me instead of answering here if you’d like.

    Well, I’m just glad you’re feeling better now. All my love and best wishes and smiles and cupcakes and cookies are with you right now – truly, Joy. And I’m thrilled that you’re able to manage without the oxygen for some periods of time, because it’s good to sort of “train” your lungs to get better and breath on their own, slowly slowly – just as you’re doing.


  16. Gary says:

    GREAT news Joy! I’m so glad to hear things are going good! Don’t try to overdo it though. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and I’m so happy to hear this AWESOME news my sistah!

  17. Lucy says:

    Wooohooooo!! I’m glad things are getting better.. and that you are feeling better!! Now just keep taking it easy.

  18. Doraz says:

    Joy, just found out you were not feeling well. I am glad things are back on track. You are a fighter, so you will win the battle! I am almost finished, as much as I can be, with stuff! I pop in every so often at dorazsays, but I might be back soon. I really am glad you are better! Stay away from those nasty things you do not need around! ๐Ÿ™‚ You fill in what those things might be! LOL Have a relaxing weekend!

  19. Sue says:

    I hear you slept without the oxygen for awhile last night! You daredevil you! You should see if there’s a mask that the doc can give you that can be set by your face so you don’t have to wear the cannula all night. Or maybe we’ll be able to jimmy rig something so the oxygen is still blowing at you but you’re not sleeping on a tube!

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