Saturday, November 12, 2011

Something About Exercise

Today, for the first time in ages, I used my NuStep.  I managed a whole six minutes, but I did it at a good pace, and it gave me great satisfaction.  I have set a goal of adding a minute a day, if I can.  I also want to do it every single day, just like I used to before I got sick.  I really NEED to get my strength back.  My sats (oxygen saturation point of my blood) went to 93, but that's OK, as long as it doesn't go below 90,.

Before all this started, I was doing 45 minutes a day on my NuStep.  I credit this fact with helping me survive all the chemos and radiation that I have had so far.  And though I have lapsed in the use of it, I know that getting back to some type of routine exercise can only help with my prognosis.  Besides, I am going to need to get stronger if I want to go back to work.

Jane and Nancy are out at some race at Phoenix International Raceway.  They work there twice a year, but I'm sorry to say, I can't remember for which vendor they work.  It's a great job; it gives them their Winter Solstice money.  So while they were out, I had Cathy go get some Curbside Takeaway from Outback Steakhouse.

Can I tell you JUST how bad I was?  I got the lobster tail add on to go with my Filet with Wild Mushroom sauce.  I was in heaven.  Although, frankly, the lobster was a tad overcooked, it was still very, very yummy.  And Outback does steamed veggies really well!  At least I wasn't so bad that we added one of their desserts to the order.  No Chocolate Thunder from Down Under for us.  ;)  Dammit.

Meanwhile, on the health front, I am SO sick of coughing.  It's been over three weeks of this.  I'm off the prednisone, and finished the Doxycycline, and now I want to be well!  But I am sleeping well, and that is truly helping.  My INR was a bit high, so I had no Coumadin yesterday, but today I will have 2.5 mg and that will continue until Monday, when I have my next test.

So, all in all, I'm really doing well, I think, thanks to all the support and love I get from my family and my friends.  You all take such good care of me!


3 comments:

  1. Mmmmm, Outback, I love it. I love steak and lobster, you lucky girl. I am so glad you are able to excercise again, it does you the world of good. I used to feel so good coming out of rehab classes, whatever it takes girlfriend.

    Well the leaves are changing up here, lots of bright reds and golds. I had forgotten what it was like in the fall, I have to say I do like being back. Not sure about the cold though, although I seem to be getting used to it. My new coat helps. It is the first one I have bought in years.

    I am so glad you are feeling good, I am not sure about the work thingy though. Mind you if that is what you want, then who am I to say anything. I am passed the stage now of wanting to work again. Geeze where did I find the time to go to work for all those years, ha ha.
    Keep feeling good and eating good and excercising, but take it easy too.
    Fay in the family room

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  2. Forgot to say that I bought an old second hand treadmill that I plod along on every morning. It does the trick. I could not afford a nu-step, not having any work pennies. I need to ask Santa to bring me one.
    fay

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  3. I just couldn't sustain energy on a treadmill. I've lost my voice today, but I did manage to do 7 minutes on the NuStep... but it was really, really hard!

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