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Thursday, August 3, 2017

This and That ...

Greetings, my friends! The weekend is finally upon us ... Hope all is well with everyone! Next week, I will be on vacation and it will be a very busy week. 

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To begin with, this weekend marks my mom's 78th birthday! I plan to take her out to lunch on Saturday at her favorite restaurant, "Olive Garden" for some delicious Italian cuisine!


On Sunday, I have my next chakra session which is scheduled with Erica in the afternoon. I am having dinner with my sister Robin and her hubby on Monday night, then dinner with just Kiki-girl and me on Wednesday, plus I am planning on spending some quality time with my MIL (aka my "second mom") sometime during the week, among  few other things I would like to get done that I never seem to have time for during my normal work week. 

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have started back up on my exercise regiment of walking for 45 minutes to an hour a few times a week after work. I began on Tuesday night and will continue every day that the weather will allow me to up until fall arrives. The past couple of months; however, we have had mostly rain and storms followed by hot, humid temperatures! Yuk! I am so looking forward to autumn, which has always been my favorite time of the year.

On a completely different topic, has anyone ever had what is called a laryngospasm? For many years now, I have experienced only what I can describe as "air going down my throat/windpipe the wrong way." I am not eating food nor drinking anything when this happens - it is merely catching air down my throat/larynx which I have breathed in via my mouth that triggers a reaction to my body in which I CAN NOT BREATHE neither through my nose or through my mouth! Consequently, I can not speak either until it passes about 60 seconds later. During this time, it feels as though I am suffocating/drowning and it is THE scariest feeling in the world!
Here is some info I have found on this condition: What causes laryngospasm?
Laryngospasm (luh-RING-go-spaz-um) is a brief spasm of the vocal cords that temporarily makes it difficult to speak or breathe. The onset of vocal cord spasms is usually sudden, and the breathing difficulty can be alarming. However, the problem is not life-threatening, and it's generally brief and self-correcting as the condition typically lasts less than 60 seconds.
Your vocal cords are located in an upper part of the airway called the voice box (larynx). A vocal cord spasm limits the flow of air through the larynx. The cause of laryngospasm is often not known, but certain conditions may be contributing factors or triggers:
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which acid from the stomach backs up into the food pipe (esophagus)
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux, in which the stomach acid backs up into the throat or back of the nasal passages
  • Anxiety or stress
Fortunately, these "spasms" do not happen frequently, but I do get them once in a while. My friend's aunt had this as well and she told me she had to have minor surgery in order to correct it. 

Well, that's all for now ... until next time all, Brightest Blessings ~

4 comments:

  1. Kim, my good friend, my heart goes out to you both, in such a way, that I hope your mom and you will have a very pleasant time together, one that's full of much happiness and laughter. Also the rest of weekend and the week to come, I wish you much happiness in such a way that you'll be completely worry free.

    Blessings!

    Lon

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    1. Many THANKS, my dear friend! I wish you the same, Lon!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom Kim! I hope you have a great week off, even though you are going to be busy! Laryngospasm sounds scary! Please take care! Good for you with your walking! Big Hugs and Much Love!

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