Today is the day that the gates of hell opens up. Sorry. Most dramatic am I! I am not one to usually complain, especially about the weather. I have bragged about how I ENJOY the rain. But 106+ degrees. In Portland?
NOT SO MUCH!!
But we will survive!
I grabbed my hoop and headed to my favorite tree before it got even hotter. I coughed and wheezed a lot last night. But this morning, I am not taking my antihistamine. I am not using my nose spray. I am not even drinking tea with ginger.
Because today, after my office job, I am heading to the doctor's office. I want proof of my suffering!
It seems like most often, when I go to the doctor, just BEING in the office cures whatever ails me. Then I feel like a big moron trying to convince them I am sick.
But today, with this oppressive heat and the congestion in my lungs, I have a good chance of winning this argument.
Not that I want to be sick. I want to rule out anything serious: COPD, emphysema, lung cancer, etc. And if it is something non life threatening like a sinus infection, or walking pneumonia, I would like antibiotis so I can get on with my life and my getting fit regimen!!
I have a few more home remedies for stuffy SHNOZ and wheezy cough. One of my friends from the 10-Day Grain Detox group (Book by the same name by Dr. William Davis) recommending a bowl of steamy hot water with oregano oil. Cover my head with towel and inhale the steam. Oregano apparently has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Another friend recommended a Neti Pot (Actually more than one friend recommended it!). And another friend or two recommended saline nose spray.
Guess I'm not the only one with shnoz problems!
I actually had a very good hoop workout this morning. I am gradually going to lengthen my workouts. I was doing only about 5 minutes each morning, because of lack of time. But with the heat, I am popping up earlier to catch the cool breeze. So I did over 8 minutes this morning. I would like to do 15 min of hooping every morning. I added the music later. I chose Tchaikowksy's "1812 Overture". It always amuses me to see how some of hooping gestures seem to go with the music. As if I choreographed it!
And even more amusing, when the crow caw's in the background, it is in rhythm. Most of the time!
In addition to my daily walking. And then if I get cleared from the doctor, I would really like to get back to weight lifting at the gym! I can see some sagging in the muscles. Not happy to see that!
But first, to clear my head and lungs.
I slept pretty well last night. Better than usual. And when I popped up at 1:00 a.m., I drank some water and said my prayers. That is a good remedy!
So on that note, I wish you a happy Wednesday. And if you live in the Pacific Northwest, take is slow and easy. Drink plenty of fluids. And stay cool!
Talk to you tomorrow.