I decided to stop and have a go on the bike. I haven’t been on an exercise bike for almost 4 years. After I eventually managed to get up on the bike, I set it to 10 minutes. I thought I’d just see how I went before doing anything too extreme. One reason I don’t like going on the bike is because my stomach rests on the tops of my legs and it makes me really uncomfortable. I am very conscious of it and I don’t like the feeling. This didn’t bother me so much as I was too hympotised by my reflection in the mirror. I couldn’t believe how much I jiggled! I rode almost 4.5km and by then, I had finished my work out which was good as I still couldn’t breathe properly however, it was worse this time.
I walked out to my Car to get my Asthma medication and it was empty so I phoned home and asked Brad to get Lachie to meet me out the front with the Script for the repeats. I went to the Chemist and they got the medication for me in minutes. I had my 2 puffs and it didn’t work (I am on Symbacourt). The Pharmasist said I could have 1 more so I did. I still couldn’t breathe and I sounded like an accordion. They said I should either call 000 for an Ambulance to come and pick me up or drive down the road to the Emergency section at Melton Health. So, I went down there. They saw me right away (I now see why they have a Triage system!). I was coughing and wheezing and still couldn’t breathe. I was took down into the rooms and they started off with 12 puffs of Ventolin through a spacer. They did this again 20 minutes later as I was still quite bad. After another 20 minutes, they did the same and there was a slight improvement. I was put on a Nebulizer and sat there quite un impressed! Lachie was amused as he had my iPhone the whole time and decided to take a photo of me in my moment of ‘nebulization’ (can’t even believe that’s a word!).
|Not something I want to be doing again in a VERY LONG time!|
After that, they kept me there for half an hour. I felt pretty good. I could breathe! It was amazing how bad I sounded compared to how good I was when I left. The Doctor prescribed me steroids for 3 days to help my lungs. It was nice to hear I have ‘exercise induced Asthma’.
I told him that I had done more that night than what I had in ages. I did also mention that during my PT sessions, I have been running out of breath. I’m back on Ventolin as because I am doing more, my Asthma is getting worse. I am off to my PT session in a moment.
I had my appointment with Dr Winnett today as well. I was 197.4 on the 17.3.2011 and today I was 193.4kg. I hoped for more of a loss but I haven’t been doing a lot of stuff over the past few weeks to make that happen. I am seeing him again in 6 weeks. I am going to give it my all in the next 6 weeks (so long as I don’t get any aches and pains like I have had in the last month or so). I am doing really well and he is very proud. I had a fill (I have 4.3ml in my band now) and I can really feel the difference. Even having my shake for lunch is taking it’s time to go down. I know that I haven’t been overfilled this time. There was such a difference between this time and last time when I did have too much.
I was proud (well, not the right word) but pleased to hear that I was his biggest Female patient :) I am not sure why that makes me pleased! Maybe it’s because I don’t come first in much or I don’t take the cake in many things other than things like this! I guess given the fact that I have made the change that I have, I can take more pride in being his biggest patient that he has treated rather than being the biggest patient didn’t make the decision to treated (if that makes sense).
I am SO pleased with my progress. I can’t believe how well things are going. I rewarded myself by buying a few new tops today. It’s nice to feel good about buying new clothes again. I am going to do my PT today and will also have a swim or something after my Doctors appointment.
Go me! :)