Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's the last day of camp.
We're deep cleaning everything and then we have our staff dinner at Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty in Minocqua this evening. I'm so excited to wear my red birthday dress again!

And then Fenwick starts tomorrow and we get to meet Mei Lynn finally! Hooray!

I am still having annoying breathing problems. The day after I was in the ER, Kyle and I went to the walk-in clinic and talked with a doctor. He ruled out asthma and suggested it might be allergies. He was so kind and prescribed me (and gave me samples) of several different medications to try so that I don't have to keep going back when one doesn't work. He WAS, however, using the phrase "medical mystery" kind of frequently, which clearly bothered me. I've been taking a higher dosage of anti-inflammatory steroids and Singulair, which I think might be helping.

Two days ago I was really feeling much better and thought for sure this would be over soon. And then yesterday morning it rained and then was super duper hot, which, if this is an allergy thing, I'm sure did not help. I had such a rough day breathing in the kitchen. And then last night when I was trying to go to sleep I, like, went into panic mode and was heaving for breaths. Kyle had to talk to me about crazy things to distract me. Fortunately, he's really really good at that and it worked. He's sooooooo wonderful!

Another bummer part about this breathing thing is that I haven't run in two weeks!About two weeks ago, I took a week off of marathon training to stretch and rest my body and immediately started having these problems. So now I've been off of marathon training for two weeks. I can't do anything, because almost everything takes the wind out of me. I hate not running.


  1. Well Jenny...the good news is at least you got to see a doctor right away...with National Health care you could wait up to 6 months to see a doctor for a problem that would likely be gone by then if it didn't kill you first. But, sorry to hear it isn't working...that gasping for air thing really scared me when I read it.

  2. Yeah... I'm much more concerned about my own welfare than that of "the least of these." You know, just like Jesus said, "Your health and well being come first, then, if you have enough energy, put a little thought into the people who might not be able to provide for themselves." He was always saying stuff like that.

  3. "the least of these" will wait the same six months...I just don't think this is the solution for anyone...including my uninsured daughter, amy...
    FYI..I am in total agreement with Jesus! Just because I don't agree with the government screwing up the healthcare system worse than it is doesn't mean I am not interested in taking care of the hurting people in the world.