When my Mom was alive, she was one step shy of being a medical doctor – and that “one step” was 6 short years of medical school and training. Other than that, she was our family doctor …well, a nurse practitioner, at least. If she was still around, I’d know way more about my lung condition, Bronchiectasis, than I know because she’d probably spend a million hours trying to help me.
Luckily, my wife does a lot of that and keeps an eye on me – much better than I keep and eye on myself. And also, my sister helps me as well.
So my sister sends me an article about eating with a lung condition and I’ve kinda messed things up these past few months. I’ve been eating mostly a “mucus free diet”, but I’d also been cutting out fruits and that’s probably what’s been messing me up.
I need to make a conscious effort to add back in citrus (I love grapefruit) and apples, and so what if apples aren’t tasty in the winter (and expensive). Those are big additions for a guy like me with lung problems. Oh, and exercise …despite how it makes me raspy and tired, and does serious damage to my ego when I realize a 30-minute brisk walk at my local church (where 70-year-old ladies race by me) can lead to a restless night sleep …I need to do it.
Anyway, this is a “thank you” blog to my two nurses, and a “hey, read this” to the few Bronchiectasis sufferers who’ve found my blog and for others who might still find me.
Here’s two really good articles.