The ‘cold’ I’ve been fighting for about a month has settled into my right lung, and my right lung only. I can feel the rattle every time I breathe and I’ve tried about every medicine I can think of to get rid of it.
Two days ago (day 312), I tried to stand up and fell on the floor. I thought it strange and laughed at my clumsiness. I tried again and fell back down again, so I threw on the blood pressure cuff and my blood pressure was low (low for me anyway). I tried one more time and was successful at standing up, but felt really light headed..
Yesterday (day 313), my blood pressure was still low and that light headedness still existed, but I didn’t fall down. I’ll ask my oncologist about it when I see her today for my weekly chemotherapy.
The heat has arrived in Iowa. We’re getting the usual August temperatures in July. So, I ask my readers that have outdoor pets or livestock, Please make sure they have shade and plenty of fresh water! We have two dogs that we got when we were on the farm that we have a very large misting fan blowing for them with a fully shaded deck. We change their water at least once an hour all day long, and one of them likes ice cubes, so she gets ice cubes every time we change the water.
Also, if you know of people who have no escape from the heat, give them a fan or window air conditioner (if you can). If that is not possible, take them to an air conditioned space, like a mall, to give them relief from the heat. Mrs.. Iowegian and I purchase either fans or a window AC every year and then donate them to those in need. One AC unit or 3 to 4 fans does not make a big difference when so many are in need, but to those who receive, it is a big difference.
Remember, charity comes from the heart, not the government. If we all take care of each other, communities become stronger and differences are not important any more.