Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Breathe in, breathe out

So I think I'm starting to have some of this shortness of breath they keep asking about. I'm finding myself feeling a bit light-headed when I go on my walk, and sometimes when I'm doing stuff at home I find myself panting. Washing dishes just isn't that much work, is it? Sitting on the couch after putting my plate away definitely isn't that much work.

I'm not surprised to be having a bit of trouble breathing. With spring on its way, the trees are blooming and the pollen is out so my allergies will be acting up a bit. So having some problems breathing while out walking isn't unexpected, but I wouldn't expect problems breathing inside the house while not doing anything physical.

Of course the oncologist I spoke to last week said that I would likely have shortness of breath because of the lung changes and the enlarged lymph nodes. Hopefully next week my oncologist will be able to help me figure out what's going on. In the meantime, I'll take it easy and take time to breathe if I need it.

1 comment:

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

sorry to read the shortness of breath has come to haunt you - that must be scary and weird. keep us updated on the oncology tests and results, okay?

love,
vicki