remaining inside with naps

Southern California remains unseasonably cool with rain, so it was another day to remain inside and try to stay warm. Again, I felt quite weak and tired, so staying inside and resting seemed in order. I will not complain about the temperature being only 57 degrees as one of my readers wrote that she is enduring 30 below zero.

Big Bear had snow, so all the area skiers are happy since that’s just a couple of hours from the shore. One advantage of living here is that you can experience a wide range of weather because of the range of conditions from desert to winter’s snow-capped mountains. I have had enough snow in my life, mainly from dealing with it going to and from work many years of my life in that climate, so I don’t really miss it. I never skied downhill, only cross-country, so the appeal to me of driving up to the mountains for skiing is completely absent. We have been having some extreme high-tide conditions in the area south of Long Beach. Sea water poured over the streets and into some of the residences in the beach communities south to Newport Beach. Since I have lived here, I have never seen this happen.

So, I have given myself my breathing treatment with my home nebulizer. Some days the coughing that it causes is manageable. Other days I feel like I’m coughing up a lung to the point of becoming very uncomfortable and even nauseated from the choking. I find if I miss a day at this point, the following treatment is more traumatic. I have been coughing now for the past hour or so and hope that this will settle down so I can relax a bit now. I really am done with this bout of coughing. The coughing is from the stuff in my lung that expanded after the pleurodesis. Apparently, there are lots of nooks and crannies that still need to expand and expunge whatever got stuck during the process of the pleural effusions. Fun.

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7 responses to “remaining inside with naps

  1. Hi dear Lady! Rainy, cold days are the best for naps! I hope your treatments become easier for you in time. Sending my love and prayers to you both. And wishing you dreams of dancing! ♥

  2. The coughing has to wear you out!! Good if you can get that stuff moving but I am sure it is no fun. Rainy days are OK for a while but hope you can have some sunshine real soon. Prayers and Hugs for both of you;

  3. Glad to hear your breathing treatments are still on going as you need all the oxygen you can get now. Coughing, as uncomfortable as it is, is a sign of trying to clear up the bad stuff, so as sorry as I am to hear it is so uncomfortable, I am glad to hear it is progress. Temp staying down now? Maybe they found the right drug to knock it out? Sure hope so. Cool weather is great for nap taking, dreaming of dancing, and being cuddled up inside. Enjoy! Hugs, love, owl wings, eagle eyes, and music to you.

  4. Feel free to complain about the chilly weather. It takes energy to stay warm and you need all your energy. So I am happy you stayed in and stayed warm.

  5. That post above just sent itself. So I will finish. I am also a person that feels like I have had enough snow. If I want to see it or drive in it I can go to the mountains. I also am a cross country skier though do very little anymore. Sorry for all the coughing that also take an enormous amount of energy. I hope your muscles aren’t sore. Take care and I know the coughing is good I just hope it isn’t to hard on you. Hugs for you.

  6. Hi Donna. I feel bad that you are coughing so much but that is part of the healing process.
    I hope you can stay warm enough, I hate being cold. I guess I shouldn’t complain either since we’ve been in the 30°’s and 40°’s and not suffering from below zero temperatures. {{{HUGS}}} for you. Sweet dreams.

  7. I hate to be cold .last night I pulled out my lap throw and turned it on and our cat was there in a flash she loves to lay on part of it.don’t know if you have one but they are great to keep warm with..hope you weather improves. I hate coughing but it is good to clean out lungs.. hang in there peachy lady . still calling out your name ,rest well♥ ♥

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