Since December 2015 after using a full face mask for my ResMed Stellar 150 BiPAP machine, I started to experience bloating problems. Over the past year, I lost weight and now I am 87 pounds. In a month I lost 9 pounds due to fear that certain foods caused excessive mucus and bloating. However, after speaking with the respiratory doctor at West Park, I was reassured that as long as I use the ventilator regularly, it would strengthen my lungs to reduce mucus and possibly reduce bloating. My goal in the next 60 days is to gain at least 3 pounds. The three areas which I will track and share daily video updates would be:
- Breathing – Use the Philips Trilogy 200 ventilator for at least 5 hours per day
- Eating – Drink Ensure, nutritional supplement each morning, add Olive Oil to meals and to drink apple cider vinegar daily
- Sleeping – Track quality of sleep and naps based on ResMed’s S+ sleep monitoring device results
Follow me and cheer me on my journey to a healthy 2017!