Friday, May 18, 2012

In the Woods: Happy Perfect Lungs!

Green All Around Us...

Sunshine; One of the Lakes
Shades of Green and Blue...

 On Saturday, we went for a hike around Cold Springs on the Hudson.  It was a gorgeous day.  The memory of my cold was still fresh and my lungs were not completely back to normal.  The fresh air would do me good, but I had no idea just how good it would be for me.  I had absolutely no problems walking for three hours and there was not one cough, my lungs felt back to normal, were they?  Well, as soon as I returned to the city I felt a slight constriction again.  Could it be that the diminished air quality has an almost immediate effect on my lungs, does NYC cause that much stress?  Am I that fragile now?  Well, I am making a note of that!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wanted N O T: Another Cold ever again!

Child's Pose with Fitness Ball - Hugging that big ball!
When I had a bit of energy during the worst of my most recent cold (the 2nd or third bad cold ever), I wrote some notes on my i-phone which I am sharing below; although I was trying to pay attention to the details, it was impossible.  (The healing artist in me is very curious about pain, its patterns, alleviation so part of me was observing the symptoms which helped me get distance from the pain rather than completely be consumed by it).  However, there was just too much going on so I just let go and rested as much as I could, I needed to get back on my feet.  I was generally very weak for two days and there was no way I could do all the self care I wanted to do, so I did something whenever I had a bit of energy, whatever I needed most then.  Connecting to my breath was the one thing that I did the most because it allowed me to simply rest and close my eyes.
I think I would have gone to the doctor but due to what happened last time (the prescription caused side effects that were scarier than the ones I started out with) I decided not to.