I went to my friend's pool on Thursday and I was so excited because I had been completely alone the day before and I hoped this day would be the same. No such luck, when I was about halfway through my workout, my friend and another friend showed up and did their usual routine before they work out. They each chain smoked in the gazebo next to the pool. Normally, it does not particularly bother me, I just move farther away, I keep on going. It was a challenging time because the wind was blowing the smoke directly at me (at least it seemed that way) and I could feel myself filling with congestion. I JUST wanted to finish my workout, I kept going and, of course, I get a bit short of breath when I work out, puffing away. I tried to keep as far from the smoke as possible...I even tried to pull my bathing suit up over my nose...it didn't help with the smoke but it sure gave me a memorable wedgie. I don't like the smell of smoke and I don't like it getting into my lungs...I used to sit there and smoke along with them a bit over 5 1/2 years ago. I did notice that they are both smoking different brands of cigarettes, one is a menthol. I am not sure why I even looked but I have to walk through the gazebo to get to the bathroom to change. I ended up getting my full work out done and felt pretty amazing, aside from my wedgie.
I worked yesterday and came home and kept going and I have cleaned most of today...keeping busy is helping me to keep from being a worried mess over my son's health. All of the prayers and love I have received from people here mean the world to me.
Love and hugs,