Saturday, February 11, 2006

Not Too Bad

I finally made it to see Paul, my physician, this morning, after an unnecessary postponement last Thursday. While he was using his “doctor’s thing”—i.e., his stethoscope—to listen to my heart and telling to "take deep breaths" so he could listen to my lungs, Paul said, “Good.”

“Good?” I asked. “Is that good because of what you heard or is it good because I can still ‘take deep breaths’?”

“Good because of what I heard,” he said. "You still have emphysema, but it’s no worse than that of anyone else who lives in the Ohio River Valley.”

Over all I was pleased with my visit, My lungs are as OK as they were, my blood pressure is close to perfect, and everything that I feared was wrong with me turned out to be untrue.

Paul did say I’d be much happier if I lost about 150 pounds. I agree whole heartedly! Still, that does not sound too bad for a dude who will be 60 years old in three days!


  1. Glad to hear that the visit went well. You've been in my thoughts this week.

  2. Hey! Hope you decide to lose those 150 pounds.

  3. Yeays! well done, and are you a smoker?You might want to pack them away will take care of your emphysema.And no I don't think anything is impossible if you put your mind to it.Small baby steps will get u there.

  4. Oh, that's great news, Nick. I hope the next decade brings continued, and even better health :)

  5. Its great the doc visit went well. I'm glad to hear it!

    The pics of Alex, SO.DARN.CUTE.

  6. Abby—Thank you. I am working on it now.

    Chica—Thank you, Tiffany.

    Educatedunemployed—Thank you. Yes, small baby-steps it is!

    Susie—Thank you. I am looking forward to the next decade!

    Lawbrat—Thank you. Yes, Alex is a cutie—and a pain in various parts of my anatomy (anywhere his claws can reach).

  7. if you want to work out with me, I need to lose some pounds, too :)

  8. Glad the Dr. visit went well!!! Take care!!

  9. Humour and Last Laugh—Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Aweebitheavy—If I find I can afford a gym membership, I do need a workout partner.

    Kylee—Thanks! I shall!