Last night there was still smoke in the air; I later learned that the county vector control truck(s) sprayed the residential areas of the city with an insecticide to kill the mosquitoes, the count had gotten that high. Necessary, I suppose, but added to the smoke from the fires, at least one thing too many for my constitution to handle.
I had severe allergy reactions and ended up taking a dose of albuterol via nebulizer both Wednesday night and this (Thursday) morning. Additionally, I took one 4-hour dose of Wal-Finate antihistamine, this morning, the nasal and sinus drainage having become unmanageable. There still was some smoke, and there was not rain, so no air cleaning outdoors during the day. I spent most of the day inside. My air cleaner is now set to stage 2, rather than 1, which also adds to the white noise.
My blood glucose level has been higher, these past days, and my weight was up five pounds from Wednesday morning.
I haven’t rechecked my BG since cutting *all* carbs but half a cup of cottage cheese for the last meal, but I’ve checked the other numbers. (BG was 143 mg/dL on Thursday (this) morning and 145 (I think) at early evening.)
So, vitals, this evening: BP=117/66 mmHg, P = 62 bpm, SpO2 = 98%. The pulse rate is high (for me), and so is the blood pressure, but still within normal range. The blood oxygen level has been improving with the lowering of my A1C, outside of allergy/sensitivity problems due to environmental factors.
Yesterday, I was able to put in only three miles on the exercise bike. Today, I put in five miles. I also used the smaller hand weights for ten repetitions of the wrist/hand curls and also the stretching lifts and weights with swimming motion of the arms. All very light and easy, so as not to pull or tire muscles.
Because of the extreme problems with allergy/sensitivity reactions, I spent much time napping in the living room with the puppies. My numbers look good enough that I am not taking any meds, tonight. I did, however, take the metformin as usual.
Al discovered that the Breathe-Rite folk have a new offering for their nose tape: a nontoxic adhesive. I did not have trouble with it until day three or four, so it’s a good alternative to hot tea when I can’t get to sleep at night.
I am stuck on this week’s word prompts from RonovanWrites. The words … shell and pink.
Must get to sleep before it gets much later, here.