Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Routines

I have a favorite line from a favorite song from one of my favorite CDs, Magnolia, by Aimee Mann. "Even when it's approaching torture, I got my routine." We're certainly in a routine around here. To a point. Despite the routine, every day is different and I'd be lost without my calendar. One thing for certain; every day is busy and involves a tremendous amount of driving around. I remember when Eric was in the hospital, how I longed for life to get back to normal, for a routine. And now that we're back in a routine, I find myself wishing for a break from it. Funny thing, human nature.

Speaking of routine, Eric had a routine chest x-ray and repeat pulmonary function test today. The docs want to keep tabs on how his lungs are healing. I saw the x-ray. I'm no radiologist, but I thought it looked . . . much better? Nearly normal? We'll wait for the physician report on that one. The pulmonary function report shows significant improvement in ALL numbers. In just three months, Eric's vital capacity (amount of air he can blow out in one breath) increased from 37% to 54%, total lung capacity 55 to 64%, diffusion 43 to 58%. Huge, in my book. So we're very encouraged.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Angie, thank God for answered prayers. i am so happy to get this news. God is so very good!!!
. . . m

GerdieMom said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Thank you God! Prayers for continued healing. Love you!

GerdieMom said...

And I love that song too!

Anonymous said...

What a gift! I agree all of our prayers have been heard. It may still take time for Eric to heal completely, but what a start.

Mindy Blanchard said...

It is funny how we are always wishing for what is on the other side. a little more work, a little less work, a little more normal, a little less normal, a routine, some time off. such a viscious cycle.lol