[Editor’s Note: I promise I won’t make this blog into a series of medical dispatches. However, since bloggers blog about what’s most immediate in their lives . . . I thought a stray post or two on the subject was in-bounds. It’s also the case that I’m now well enough to sit at my PC for a bit and write (if not quite go back to work).]
In the aftermath being hospitalized for a lung clot last week, one of the things you get to do is essentially lung rehab — or if you prefer, “lung push-ups.”
That’s accomplished by repeatedly blowing into a device (pictured above) that gauges your output.
What’s in a Name
Like real push-ups, the idea is to gradually increase both your air output (weight) and frequency (reps).
Unfortunately, the name of the device, “Airlife,” can look a lot like “Afterlife” thanks to a not-great font choice (and some lingering pain meds).
And the heaven-like blue background in the photo doesn’t help, either.
Semantics aside, it’s doing its job, and I’m mending nicely.