July 17th, 2015

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I was able to get yesterday's cough attack under control finally. It took about a half hour before I could take a deep breath safely. That's about par. Keeping the attack spreadsheet has really helped my mental health. While I always know my lungs are crap, it's reassuring to know that actual attacks don't happen that often. And that things on that front have gotten better and not worse.

Baseball starts again today as does the hot weather. The hot weather looks like it might only be for the weekend which would be doable.

Nothing big going on here. Struggling still with Walgreens over one of my inhalers. They are now saying the instructions from the doctor's office say 1 dose every day instead of 2 which means they cannot send me the 3 inhalers for 3 months. So he has to fix. I sent an email to his office last night. It will get fixed and is not huge. I still have some of the old stuff I can use if my current inhaler runs out.

My yarn supplier had a free shipping day today and it was very welcome. My stash is needing a shot in the arm. I almost considered placing an order the other day and paying for the shipping. Rescued!

I think it's now a good time to go swim.

And the rest of my day

This morning I was a good 10 minutes or so from the time I had agreed with myself to stop swimming when I noticed that my upper body - shoulders and neck and muscles that run along the side of my chest - was getting tired. Weird sensation that I rarely feel. I think I don't feel it because I run out of breath long before I can work hard enough to make anything tired. But, I didn't swim harder or faster today so just weird. I powered through and kept on going until my promised time but weird.

I also came home and made myself a very late, by the time, breakfast and it was good. I was hungry and then I was full and I haven't been snacking nearly as much as usual this afternoon.

After having done it now for nearly two weeks, I'm finding this whole listening to TV via bluetooth headphone to be a spectacular success. The transmitter I finally landed with is the trick. I have two bluetooth ear pieces. A headphone that pipes into both ears and another that is a one piece that just pops into my ear. The transmitter stays plugged into the headphone jack and a USB port always ready.

When I want to hear the TV I just pick up the headphones or the little one piece, turn it on and BAM, I got sound. It's very handy and very good. No noise in the house and, yet, I can hear the TV really really clearly. I still get a little freaked at some of the distinctly stereo. Momentarily, I feel like I should turn my head and see who's there behind my shoulder.

The only downside is that neither toilet is in bluetooth range. So when I go to pee, the headsets get all freaked out about being out of range. Not a big deal.

While swimming this morning and thinking about things, I realized that I could now sell one of my internet radios. So this afternoon, I posted the red one for sale on Amazon. There are only a handful for sale because they quit making them years ago. I listed it for $350 which is $40 less than the next next highest price. I'll be shocked if it sells at that price, but really, pleasantly shocked.