Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

I don't have much to report. I've still not gotten any runs in.  I had hoped to start doing some short jogging as I'm feeling somewhat better, but work has been hectic and by the time I get home, I'm wiped out. 

Since my last post, I've attempted a CPAP titration, had to stop in the middle because I could not breathe, caught a rough cold, that turned into bronchitis, gotten better, attempted and successfully completed another CPAP titration, and am no waiting to hear the results and get my Rx for a machine/mask. 
Wow that was a long sentence! 

I have been feeling somewhat better, but I'm anxious to start treatments and start feeling better. 

In the mean time, the family and I are heading to Oklahoma for the Holidays.  We fly out Christmas Day and return on January 2nd.  I'm taking my running gear and hopefully will get some runs in with my sister.  I'm sure she's far above me at this point but I always enjoy running with her. 

If I don't post before, have a wonderful holiday season and I'll catch ya on the flip side!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What I'm missing lately

I miss the "good fatigue" that comes with finishing a hard run and knowing you gave it your all.


I WISH I was missing the "bad fatigue" that comes with deprived oxygen from sleep apnea.

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!