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Year Three, Day 186: Breathing Exercises

I woke up this morning hacking like a chain smoker. I was most frustrated! I took my dose of Prednisone and got into cough kicking mode. I had a spoon of honey with minced ginger. I irrigated my nostrils with saline. I rubbed some Vicks Vaporub on my chest. Then I remembered the book I checked out from the library: Positive Options for Living with COPD, by Teri Allen.

I speed read through to the chapter on breathing exercises.Good stuff! I practiced pursed lip breathing and walking breathing all day! I even made a little video!

This is progress! I feel like I've had a double shot of espresso, but I've only had green tea with ginger all day!

I am also practicing "controlled coughing. But I will have to tell you about that another day. Most tired am I. And I need to be up early tomorrow for Baby Gracie duty. Hopefully as saying auf wiedersehen to this annoying cough!

On that note, I wish you a pleasant evening. Talk to you tomorrow.

Love,

Zita

P.S. Here is today's hooping video. Notice that I am practicing my pursed lip breathing!


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