It has been a little more than two months since I collapsed due to chronic pulmonary embolisms. Snce then, I feel a whole lot better. It really puts everything in your life in perspective. If you don’t have your health, nothing else really matters. The ability to breath again has improved my daily life. I can smell again. I can walk up stairs without loosing my breath. I can walk a 5K at lunch time, and all I feel afterwards is a little sweaty. In addition, my hands are still steady, making watch repairs (a hobby of mine) a whole lot easier. All I can say is, if you have shaky hands, fatigue, and a hard spot on your leg, go to an ER, now.
In addition to getting my lungs fixed and preventing a re-occurrence, I am also loosing weight. If you have ever tried, the hardest part is the mental aspect. Adjusting what you think is a proper portion. Knowing when you are full and not really hungry anymore. Dealing with the occasional hunger. Don’t be fooled. If you are dieting to loose weight, you will get hungry. You also need to get in the mental habit of exercising a lot more. They say, when it comes to diet and exercise, emphasize the exercise. It helps improve your health and boost your resting metabolism (due to more muscle mass). It is a hard road ahead, but at least it is better than collapsing for no apparent reason. With the new lungs, exercise is so much easier.
Another thing I realized, I really miss updating my website. I am not promising daily updates, but I will at least try to keep the site more up to date with opinions and what is going on in the world of Dave.