No days off in order to improve my sarcoidosis quality of life

Recently, I was admitted to the hospital not once but twice in the span of just one week. It would appear that I had begun to develop a condition known as subcutaneous emphysema, which takes place when air becomes trapped under the skin. Crepitus is a crackling sound that can be produced by pushing on air-filled tissue, and this can cause crepitus.

In my case, it’s because of the damage done to my lungs by pulmonary sarcoidosis and spontaneous pneumothoraces. Those two conditions went hand in hand. My voice was altered due to the pressure that developed in my throat as a result of subcutaneous emphysema, which caused my neck, jaw, and cheeks to inflate with air. Rice Krispies was the sound that came from the inflamed region as I pressed on it.

In 2018, I was admitted to the hospital for the same issue, and the doctors decided to intubate me because they were concerned that my airway would be compromised. This time, thankfully, things weren’t quite as urgent. My condition did not go any worse, and I was just taken to the hospital for observation.

I was able to take use of the time I had to myself while I was hospitalised to plan out the subsequent stages of my rehabilitation. The cornerstone of my life would continue to be my workout routine and nutrition, but I was aware that there were other aspects of my life in which I needed to improve. Where should I even start?
Following my discharge, I went to the fitness centre where I frequently go and had a conversation with another member there. When the weather is nice, he takes two walks a day in addition to his regular workout routine. He expressed to me his admiration for the fact that I bring my oxygen tank with me to the gym and that I work out for as long as I can.

During the course of our discussion, my friend and I came to a really straightforward conclusion: If you aren’t careful, your frame of mind can determine how you spend the rest of your life. My eyes were opened to the terrifying reality that I could just sit back and do nothing.

During my stay in the hospital, my only activity was to sit and watch television. Because there was no cost associated with making use of it, it was quite convenient. It was quite convenient to stay in bed all day and do nothing except watch television.

As the man and I continued our conversation, he brought up an interesting point: if criminals don’t take vacations, why should we? It made complete and total sense. Every day in which I did nothing but watch television was a day in which I did not have to worry about my physical wellbeing.

When you have to live with a chronic illness, high levels of stress, or challenges related to your mental health, it can be simple to just accept the circumstance. This kind of thinking has the potential to render us immobile and prohibit us from taking any action. If you allow yourself to believe that your illness controls your life, then it will. In order to improve yourself and become a better version of yourself, you may at times need to test your ideas.