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Monday, May 30, 2005

I thought since I couldn't sleep................

Since I couldn't sleep, I thought I'd tell you about my ride yesterday. It wasn't all that long, but it was noteworthy because I rode without supplementary oxygen! I rode a circuit of a bit over a mile without my oxygen on and I didn't experience any chest pain or severe shortness of breath. My heart rate only hit 128, but that's a good cardio burn range. I could tell that I was dropping in oxygen saturation by the time I got home, but the fact is that in March this year; this wouldn't even have been possible! I couldn't even walk 50 feet WITH SUPPLEMENTARY OXYGEN AT THE RATE OF 10 LITERS and more than 50 feet I had to use that wheelchair I've mentioned a few times! I am currently using oxygen at 4 liters daytime and 6 at night along with a BiPAP because I have sleep apnea, not uncommon if you're overweight. Well, that was the high point of yesterday, so I guess I'll try to get some sleep now. Good night all!


Anonymous said...

You are so totally awesome - You are a wonderful inspiration for so many people with not only your weight loss, but your determination to be healthier and fitter all around!

Way to go! Keep on - we are all with you!

Tom Stormcrowe said...

Thanks Much! I appreciate the flowers! :) People like you help me keep going along this path! It ain't easy, believe me!

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