In the midst of my summer-long asthma exacerbation I thought would never end, I finally caught a break courtesy of Mr Weather. While it’s been hot and hotter for weeks and pollen/mold counts have been off the charts, we finally caught a cold front which brought the temperatures down 30-40 degrees and the ragweed is taking a break. It may not seem like much, but for someone like me with horrendous allergies, it’s a Godsend.
My Peakflow numbers have been stuck mostly in the 300 to 500 range for weeks and yesterday I hit 590 for the first time since July after a nebulizer treatment. Now this temporary high was short lived and I was back down to 450 an hour later, but I’m still marking 590 as the high for the day. On top of all that, my oxygen saturation leveled out to something reasonable and I only used albuterol 6 times where I’ve been doing 8 most of the week down from 9 or 10 previously. It’s the little stuff that counts.
Today hasn’t been as great. It was a little warmer, the plants were more active, and I had a bit of an allergy attack. I did get 8 hours of sleep though, in shifts. I think that’s the most I’ve slept in over a month and even though I woke up at 380 and 400 respectively, taking the edge off the exhaustion was totally worth it. I need to see how I am tomorrow before deciding on work for Monday. I’d love to be back, but I made the mistake of going back too early several times earlier this summer and paid for it dearly. Other than that I’m just counting down the days until SARP.