Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I’m a Sleepy Sleeperson!

The good news…. my thyroid is fine.  The extra testing came back normal.  The bad news…my sleep study identified I have moderate sleep apnea with slight hypoxia (my blood oxygen level hit 89% and the normal range is 90% and above).  I’m not sure if that 89% was an average of the entire night or just at one point.  So now I’ve got to schedule a CPAP titration and prepare to start wearing something on my face all night.  Ugg!   But then again, if it kicks this fatigue away, then I’ll happily wear it. Isn’t it basically forced air into your nose and mouth?  I LOVE sleeping with a fan doing that anyway so maybe that was my body/subconscious trying to attempt a crude version of a CPAP.   In the end though, is this going to solve my problems?  Who knows. I sure hope so!

There’s not much to update about exercise.  I haven’t done any running since last weeks poor two miles.  I did get some cardio and strength training in at the gym.  It’s been a long time since I’ve done that, but I’ve been too busy to get back and frankly I’m too wiped out to do much of anything.  The fatigue is still around, it comes and goes, and is keeping me very tired by the end of the day. 

I’m also not at the office this week, I’m taking a blueprint design review course, and yeah, it’s kicking my ass too!  I have NO experience with reading blueprints, so this is all new to me.  The instructors are like a German Olympic gymnastics judge on a bad day.  After lunch, one group walked in literally one minute past time.  The instructors broke out Hawaiian skirts and leis and made them wear these for an hour.  Something about being on “vacation” and not taking the course seriously.  Good thing it wasn’t me! 

But I digress (I always love using that term!).  Getting back to running, I’m hoping to get these damn health issues sorted out and back on the road.  I’m itching for another experience run somewhere before Winter fully sets in.  YUK!


Jamoosh said...

Hopefully you will get a few runs in before Winter's onslaught. Now go get some sleep!

Kim said...

I hope you get your health issues sorted out soon, too!

I'm interested to hear how the CPAP thing goes because I have a weird sleep thing that MIGHT be helped with CPAP, but I don't want to try it. (It's harmless)