I’ve been chilled to the bone all day.
Even though the temperature in the house is a toasty 70 degrees (and I cooked to move around and add to the warmth in the house) I’m still freezing.
I was watching a very funny video by Wanda Sykes earlier today,
Unfortunately, I forgot one of the carnal rules about eating with COPD – do not eat if you’re likely to be surprised by laughter.
I was freezing, so I started the day by making pancakes and hot cocoa to fill the knawing in my belly, and to warm up. I sat down and took a sip of my cocoa just as Wanda said something totally unexpected, and I began inhaling my cocoa. Never good, as one cannot do the heimlich maneuver on themselves.
Scary, too, as I know all these things and can feel the air exiting, my lungs spasming, and there’s no way to clear the backup, causing panic and more spasms to kick in.
Diaphram exercises caused my breathing to restart, but I was (and am) dealing with wheezing for the rest of the day. It’s pouring rain, I can’t go out and walk off my cabin fever, and the paroxysms of coughing are continuing to clog my lungs as my bones ache while my core gets colder and colder.
Hence, the ridiculous opening photo of the Mummy woman, as I try to sweat the chills out of my body and get my energy back.
It works, eventually.
For anyone reading this COPD blog, do you ever get chilled to the bone? If yes, what tricks and tips can you share for getting back to normal? Inquiring minds want to know…