Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis


Today we're trying a new thing. (Who the hell is 'we'????) No swimming. There may be a walk down the hall just to test the lung status but maybe not. I'm going to try an stay quiet and just do what is comfortable to do.

Yesterday I got out my shovel and dug into lung issues on Google. I hit a pocket of some real technical medical shit and decided that maybe a few years of medical school beats a few hours of Googleing but still I got some good info, I think. At least info that makes me feel better.

One thing I learned which is particularly comforting in a kind of odd way is that fixing shortness of breath does not mean oxygen 24/7. Dyspnea (shortness of breath) is what I have and it is different than hypoxemia (low blood oxygen) which is what they fix by strapping on an oxygen tank. I do not have hypoxemia.

I also found, maybe, a deal on a scooter. One (or 1.5) big scooter issues is where, in my house, to keep it when I don't need it. Because, hopefully, there will be big blocks of time when I won't need it. So The foldable, travel kind is what I want. But, of course, those are more expensive. They range from about $600-$1500 new. However, it turns out, most people don't buy new. There are bascillion used scooters for sale. Kind of creepy when you figure this is true because their owners died and/or are not now well enough to use them. But, whatever.

I found one 'for sale' from a guy over near the Microsoft campus who says it was new in the sealed box in a storage unit he bought the contents of. This model sells for $700. He was asking $300. I offered $200 and he said ok. I'm waiting now to hear pickup/sale details from him. So if he follows through, and he's not lying and this thing works, it will be perfect. Stay tuned.

So far I've wallowed in bed but I think maybe that's not going to work long term. I think I'll get up and get dressed and go wallow in the living room for a while.

Doing nothing. Exciting stuff!
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