Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Breath In...Breath Out!
I was wired last night! No. I don't mean
hyper! I mean wired!
I've been trying to deal with a cough,
sometimes serious, that showed up right
Yesterday, on orders from one of my
doctors, a guy showed up with a little
machine and told me I was suppose to
use it through the night....while I slept.
Somehow it's suppose to measure my
Now, I don't know about you, but
when I think "oxygen" I think about those
little plastic face masks that are suppose
to fall onto your lap from the ceiling of
your airplane to help you breath right
before a disaster!
But this guy brought a little device,
about the size of an IPhone, that attaches
to my finger. I didn't know I got air through
my finger. I always thought it came in
through my nose and/or mouth!
This is interesting!
I'm wondering, for future reference, if,
while swimming, I can just hold my finger
up out of the water?
Anyway, the overnight test proved to be
challenging. That's partly because I roll
around from side to side throughout the night
and partly because I usually get up two or
three times a night. Neither of these
movements are quite as easy when you're
"attached" to something.
The clinic guy suggested I just put the
unit in my pocket. But I don't usually have
any pockets while I'm sleeping.
I found a shirt with a pocket and wore
it through the night. I kept thinking I ought
to have a pen in there too or a stick of gum.
I'm hoping the results show I got
oxygen throughout the night. If I didn't.....
you'd probably know without a machine!
Didn't Mr. Miyagi use that "Breath in,
breath out" thing to teach the Karate Kid?
Hope you're breathing too and that all
your NEWS is good!