Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
susandennis

Spiriva 1, Me 0

Spiriva is an expensive inhaler that I use to keep me breathing in spite of my Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). I used to take it plus 2 others. I managed to eliminate the 2 others and I've felt so good for months - breathing like a champ - that I thought maybe I could at least reduce the Spiriva. I have 3 months worth on hand but to get to January (when the insurance renews and starts paying again) will mean another $340.

I take 2 pulls on the inhaler every morning. I tried doing it every other morning and tried one pull a morning. Neither worked well. Nothing disastrous but I can tell when climb stairs or first wake up or first start swimming. I really like breathing like a champ. Turns out I like it at least $340 worth so I refilled the prescription this morning.

I'm glad I tried cutting back. It's nice to know and a good reminder of how good I have it right now. Six months ago I thought I'd never breath like this again. So I'm grateful for Spiriva and grateful I can afford it and glad I can get it.

Since the day I brought her home 5 and a half years ago, Zoey has had a bowl full of dry kitty kibble in exactly the same spot. She is served her wet cat food on the counter in a corner but the dry is always there on the floor just outside the kitchen. About a week or so ago she stopped eating the dry. Meanwhile she was eating all the wet food I would give her and demanding more.

So yesterday I got a different kind of dry. I let her sniff it and she seemed interested until I put it into the bowl. She ignored it. So I got a smaller bowl and filled it up and set it next to her wet food bowl. "Oh boy!! kibble!!!!" She at so much so fast that, of course, she then threw it all up. But, now is back to munching now and again. So now, she has her own dining area. Wet food, dry food and her water glass (she does not like water from a bowl, only a water glass), in a special section of the kitchen counter. It's sure easier for me but what a freakin' princess. Next thing you know, she'll be bitching about a pea under her mattress.

Yesterday when I was setting up the new computer and packing up the old stuff, I also rearranged some plugs and ports and power strips and now I can easily charge up both my watch and my swim music player at the same time without having the living room look like an extension cord warehouse. So yeah!

I'm not sure what's on today's planner. I think I might make a new pocketbook maybe. I have 17 minutes of my current (audio) book to finish. I might do that. I have a good new one queued up. It's going to be another hot one outside so I'll be inside.
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