It’s now been more than a year since I was told I have a lung disease of the unidentified variety. I was very weak, got out of breath easily, but more importantly, I lost my memory and the ability to do my job. My lungs were not getting oxygen to my body or brain.
Shortly after my diagnosis, my hubby decided to get the house cleaned up and more appropriate for a lung patient. He pulled up our old carpeting and he found mold underneath the carpets adjacent to the bathroom that used to have a leak.
The two rooms that had the mold were my office where I worked eight hours a day, and my bedroom where I slept eight hours a day. So, I had been spending 16 hours a day in small rooms with mold. No wonder my lungs were not working properly!
So, for more than a year, I’ve only been sitting in my recliner hooked up to oxygen since I was too weak to do anything else, and going to the doctor.
A couple of days ago, the lung doctor looked at the latest results of my tests, asked for another lung x-ray, and told me that my oxygen level is fine now. But, he wants even more tests, and then maybe a lung biopsy.
I got to thinking later on, when we got home. He says my oxygen is OK, but he wants more tests. Why? The symptoms of me having a lung problem was no oxygen, now I have oxygen. Then it occurred to me:
This is a lung doctor. He just does lungs. If I don’t feel good, it must be my lungs, in his thinking.
If my oxygen is OK, maybe getting rid of the old, nasty carpeting and cleaning up the mold did the trick, and my lungs have slowly been getting better, but why do I still feel so lousy all the time?!
I thought about this for a few days. Hmm. My oxygen is OK. Why don’t I feel good? Why do I get lightheaded when I stand up? Why do I get out of breath when I walk. I thought and thought. And then, it finally came to me!
Aha! I’ll bet I am just really badly out of shape!
Another thing was, I would get so dizzy and lightheaded when I got up that I tried to make sure I did not have to get up very often. So, I would not drink water so I wouldn’t have to go in the bathroom, and I did not eat lunch so I wouldn’t have to go in the kitchen.
So, I’ve just been sitting in my recliner most of each day from when my hubby goes to work in the morning until he comes home at night. if anybody laid around that much and did not eat regularly or drink enough water, they would probably feel pretty lousy at the end of a year, too!
So, starting today. I am not sick anymore. I have decided. I am going to behave like a well person. Over the weekend I tested my theory by drinking lots of water and eating lots of good food. You know what? i feel pretty good today.
Without water in my body, I’ll just bet that the blood could not make it up to my head fast enough to be there when I stood up. Today, I stood up, went outside with the dogs, and walked around the yard a little bit! Yeah, I got out of breath. But, maybe I am just really, really out of shape!
This is really amazing! My family doctor told me I had a lung disease and I believed her! My lung doctor told me I had a lung disease, and I believed him!
Well no more! My hubby and I have decided that I do not have a lung disease anymore. I’m going to drink more water, eat more food, get more exercise and try to start being alive again.
Silly doctors! Don’t listen to them!
I prayed for healing, and I think I’m healed. When in doubt, thank God. Thank you, God!