Handwriting recognition, Asthma, and allergies.

I am really having a hard time with blogging lately. Its not that I don’t have the time. I do. I just either forget about it or I start but then get sidetracked and then I never finish my post. By the time I go back, I just want to start over. I thought some about giving up the domain and hosting, but I really don’t want to. I love the domain name so much and have had it since 2005. I just can’t imagine getting rid of it! Both the domain name and hosting are due to renew soon…

I was sick all last week again. I got a cold over the weekend and ended up with a really bad cough again. I missed a week of work because I was so sick. I couldn’t breath and was coughing up so much phlegm I was literally choking on it. I was also running a fever and had the chills. I lost my voice completely for 6 days, which is why I didn’t go to work. Its really starting to suck. I am constantly getting sick or not feeling well. It’s rough.

Oddly enough on Monday of this week I went to see a specialist at the hospital and had a Pulmonary function test done and I ”passed” it . So the specialist said she does not actually think I have Asthma… which I find frustrating, for one thing I was diagnosed, and have been treated for Asthma since I was five, when my Mom and Dad bought me a down filled duvet and Smurfs cover and sheets.

I had a bad reaction to the down fill and kept waking up wheezing, gasping for air and turning blue. I also had hives, but no swelling or Anaphylaxis. I developed a cough as well. They did allergy testing and said I was allergic to feathers, cats, rabbits and dust and mold. They also did pulmonary function tests and said I had Asthma and I have been treated for and taken medication for ever since. I have even been hospitalized a few times for my Asthma. So to say I don’t have it doesn’t make sense to me at all.

In my teens and 20’s and 2 years ago they repeated the tests and nothing changed. This time however on Monday they said I passed all the pulmonary function tests and that they don’t believe I have Asthma and that my allergy tests only showed an allergy to dust (which I could clearly see for myself, and feel because of the hives, redness, swelling and itching). I know its possible for allergies and even Asthma to change and/or go away, but I just don’t buy that its not Asthma and I don’t know why I have pretty much had this cold and cough since August.

Anyways, while I was sick my Musee Notier stylus came from Japan, my folding case for my tablet, and the screen protectors that I ordered. I’m loving the stylus and handwriting recognition. It works fairly well. I found an Andriod app that incorporates handwriting recognition in the WordPress app, Chrome, and just about any app that uses a keyboard. Its called StylusBeta. Where ever the keyboard would shorw you get an area to write and as you write it turns to ”typed” words. It’s fairly accurate and even recognizes my messy writing quite well.

Winter is finally here after a late start. Since January 1st we have had 109.1 cm of snow fall. In the last 48 hours we have had about 30 of that 109.1 fall. We are supposed to get 10 cm tomorrow, 10 cm on Monday, 10 cm Tuesday and 10 cm on Thursday of next week as well with cold temperatures all week. So what is all ready there is not likely to go anywhere. So much snow! New Brunswick and P.E.I. have actually had more then us! Needless to say, with so much snow and with no snow tires my car has not left the parking lot. I tried on Monday and got stuck so I decided to leave it where it is. Cory’s Dad has driven me in and I hitched rides with co-workers or took a cab back home…

I haven’t even tried to go anywhere else. Just started my car a few times to make sure it works. Which twice it actually didn’t and we had to get a boost. Other people on my street are in the same boat. I’ve had to boost one guy twice and he in turn boosted us once and pushed my car to the other side of the lot a few times cause we couldn’t even get it over there when it would start. This has been a brutal few weeks weather-wise for the whole Atlantic sea-board (I think thats what its called).

At work this week, I was trained on software support. I y-corded with 2 software agents and did a few hours of email only time. They do that with all new agents or agents switching to other projects or departments within projects. I’ll have another day or so of email and y-cording and then by Tuesday I should be taking calls. I’m excited to be doing something different since I didn’t get a coach position last time they hired. Just going to keep trying I guess. But I am getting tired of filling out the coach workbook and applying.

I think I am done writing for now, my hand is starting to cramp and the tip of my stylus which is rubber is starting to squeak. That really doesn’t sound right…

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  1. Arlene says: Reply

    I think it happens to all of us, we get busy and the blog posts just slow down. Its hard to keep up with sometimes.

    That’s odd about the Asthma, although I did have a friend that had her’s go away as an adult but she stopped coughing and wheezing all together.

    That app sounds awesome. I’m thinking about downloading it.

    1. It is awesome. I keep looking for things to comment on LOL. I haven’t given drawing with the stylus much of a chance yet, but apparently a lot of artists use it on iPads and other tablets to draw. The design of the Notier and Adonit Jot styluses make them very precise.

  2. That’s very odd about the asthma. Certainly, there are probably other and more reliable diagnostic methods compared to 20 years ago, but still…. With all the problems you’ve had? I think the PEF is still a reliable tool for testing for asthma.
    Are they going to do other tests then, to check for other things other than asthma?
    Oh please don’t give up your blog! I’d miss it tons! I even miss it when you don’t post for a couple of weeks.
    I know I’m not a good example though, lol.
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    1. I was having so much wheezing, coughing and trouble breathing I had to take my Symbacort the night before which they said would affect the pulmonary function tests. But she said even though she still thinks its not Asthma or she figures the medications would have stopped the cough and everything else. They put me on Reactine for the allergies and are going to re-access in 2 months.

      I’m most likely not going to give it up. I’m talking to ofblue about renewal right now and working on getting the domain transfered to them. So don’t worry to much LOL.

      1. If you need to let the hosting go, just let me know, I’m ok with that, just need to know in advance to move the files. But I really hope you’ll keep on blogging.
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        1. Right I forgot you are still using your account. I paid to transfer and renew my domain today, so I am definetily renewing my hosting to. It doesn’t expire till May 10th, anyways so there is some time. I will let you know as soon as I can if I can’t renew for some reason. I’m keeping a reseller package just a smaller one so you’ll still be okay.

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