It has now 2-1/2 months since I moved to sea level from the high altitude of the Rocky Mountains. The benefits (red blood cells carry more oxygen living at high altitude) have now seemed to have worn off and the elevated pressures in my heart and lungs are now back. The squeeky voice is back (distended pulmonary artery presses on the nerve supplying the vocal cord). Despite the set-back, I still have some physically good days, in which I can walk a block to the neighborhood park, and enjoy sitting in the sun amongst the greenery, people-watching.
My husband and I hoped to split our time between Chicago and Vail, but the heart-lungs need to stay put for now. Soon, my oxygen concentrator will arrive providing some rest. Love that thing!
Regarding medications: during my hiatus from the Tick-Borne Illness meds, we have tried several heart drugs to see if we can improve the heart’s pumping efficiency. So far we are are still hunting, but I remain hopeful that we will stumble across something soon.
City-life is agreeing with me a great deal. I love the plethora of wonderful things to do, very kind people, and superb medical care. I look forward to seeing where this new adventure will lead!
With you in wellness and light,
Like the 133+ million Americans facing medical adversity today, I too, am on a seemingly insurmountable journey. In the midst of overwhelming calamity, what tools can empower us to get on with the business of living and thriving?
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