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straydog
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Everyone,
 
I have been MIA for several days now. My wonderful sinus infection did the usual and has gone into full blown bronchitis thanks to my COPD. It just does not take long for me to get down with it considering the shape of my lungs. Nothing like having this stuff and being sick with 102 degree temps outside.
 
Hopefully with my meds and breathing treatments I can get past this stuff without too much drama, The coughing is about to wear me out, my ribs and stomach are sore from coughing so much,
 
Hope everyone is having a LP day. Hugs, Susie
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Post Edited By Moderator (Lindaloo) : 6/26/2009 5:36:56 AM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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   Posted 6/25/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Susie,
Sorry to hear you've been down and out. I kind of figure that when I don't see you for awhile. I hope things continue to slowly improve.

We always miss you when you're not here, but understand when you just can't be posting. Health comes first.

Hugs,

PaLady
BTW there's a long space at the end of your post. Don't know what's causing that. Another quirk I guess!

fatherjohn
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   Posted 6/25/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie, sorry to hear that you are not doing well. It seems that others things affect us more when we deal with CP. And I can imagine that all the caughing is not making things any better either.
Take care of yourself and I hope you have found a cool place to hide out as this runs it course.

mrsm123
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   Posted 6/25/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie,
I hope that you start feeling better quickly. Make sure to take care of yourself so that you don't wind up like I did. It's nothing to fool around with, especially when we have other problems on top of the usual ones.
Sandi
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nurse2
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   Posted 6/25/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope by now you are feeling better by now. A sinus infection can make you feel like you have the flu. Get better!
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.
 
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
*hugg*
I hope you are feeling a lil bit better.
*huggs*
dani
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And sorry I could not travel both  
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straydog
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   Posted 6/26/2009 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, thanks everyone. PA, I have no clue why that post stretched out either. Crazy, huh? I wish I could say I felt better, but the fact of the matter is, I feel like crap. Once bronchitis hits me it takes me anywhere from 6-8 weeks to get over it. My lungs are too weak to fight off infections as a result of the COPD. I usually end up on 3-4 different antibiotics to get the infection down, history kind of repeats itself with me & bronchitis. If I didn't have the lung issues I could kick this mess in a week to 10 days.

My pulmonary dr wants me coughing, he says its helping clear my lungs lol. I said well, great, but its causing me alot of pain in my ribs and stomach from coughing so much. He very reluctantly called me in some cough medicine with the promise of only using it when the coughing gets hard & will not stop.

Since I am running a temp. my little pal cannot come to granny's house. I sure don't want him picking up anything from me. But, we talk on the phone and he wants to know why granny is sick. I sent Pawpaw over today to see him-he is pretty use to hanging out with us alot so its hard on him too.

Keep your fingers & toes crossed I get over this mess soon!!!!!
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/26/2009 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie,

I tried to take the spaces out of your post. I was unsuccessful it seems.

Sorry you are feeling so punk. I have good thoughts for you and will say a special prayer.

God's blessings

Lindaloo
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And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
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skeye
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   Posted 6/26/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie,

I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling so awful! Being sick is bad enough to begin with, but being sick with CP is just miserable! I've spent the last two and a half weeks with severe nausea & vomiting - I think it's just from the pain, but my doc is concerned about gallbladder. Of course that is different from what you have, but just wanted to say that I can relate! I hope the coughing dies down (for your sake). Violent coughing like that can really hurt, even if it is "beneficial!" Here's to a speedy recovery!

Skeye

skeye
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   Posted 6/26/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,

I just saw on Palady's thread that Jake has been sick too! I'm so sorry to hear that! It really is tough when your animals get older! It is such a shame that they do not have as long on this earth as we do, as they are the light of so many people's lives. I've lost several animals, but none as hard as "my" horse. My heart is still broken from that one, over a year and a half later, & I don't think that it will ever fully heal. Losing him was the hardest thing that I have ever experienced, and I still miss him every day. He was my soul mate, of that I am sure, so I know how worried and scared you must be. It is so hard, seeing someone you love in any kind of pain, especially when they don't always have to capacity to tell us. But, hopefully he has a while longer to go, so love him & baby him, & enjoy every moment of it. Eventually, when the time comes, I'm sure you'll know. He'll tell you. But try not to think of any of that right now, just spend time with your buddy! I know that you've told me before about how he has changed your life, animals have such a wonderful capacity to do that. I know that I'd be lost without my guys.

Hugs for you & for Jake,
Skeye

White Beard
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie

I do hope you get to feeling better! I have had bronchitis more than a few times and I know it is not fun! Take care of your self! I will keep you in my prayers!

Hoping you get better soon!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


LLPLUV
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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry your feeling so under the weather. I hate to get sick in the summer theres nothing harder on CP then a summer sickness!!!!

I hope you start to feel better!!!!!!!!!!!

Laurie
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


PAlady
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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
I'm so sorry I forgot to mention anything about Jake. I'm so sorry that he's not doing well, but maybe since he's not in pain he'll still be with you for longer than you think. I gave my cat daily steriods when they found a lesion on his spine, and had him for nearly an extra year. The vet had suggested I put him down because he was bedridden but with a lot of work and love he got back on his feet in a few weeks and the steroids held him for several months.

We do so love our pets! For me, they're like children!

PaLady

bluejet2
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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie:

I'm so sorry that you are feeling so ill. I just wanted to wish you well and let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Lorie

straydog
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi BlueJet,

Thanks for the prayers gal, I will take every one I can get. I still feel like crap, because of the COPD it just takes me forever it seems like to get over bronchitis. My usual run is 6-8 weeks and 3 or more scripts of different antibiotics. If I had nice healthy lungs I could kick it in a week or so, but thats not to be. My lungs are weak and its just a mess if you want to know the truth.

And also a belated thank you for my birthday wish, I did see it back there late the other night,lol. It was another uneventful day which I am glad of. I survived another year with many more to go lol. It sounds like you had a really nice day I am so glad.

How are you feeling these days? I have had a sudden increase in lower back pain. I don't know why, unless its from all the coughing I am doing. Every place else is sore from coughing so much. My PM dr is on vacation in Africa on a big hunt, but she did tell my nurse if something happened while she is gone I can have a 10% increase in my pump. Boy, was that ever nice of her. I am just not use to having someone on the ball like she is. I am so thankful she is in my life. I am trying to hold off and ride yhis pain out and see if it will quieten down somewhat on its own.

I am off to get a shower, helps me breath better lol. Take care and let us hear from you.

 


Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


skeye
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   Posted 6/30/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie,

I'm sorry to hear that you are still feeling pretty awful! I can't imagine that, especially living down south! I hope those antibiotics start making a difference soon! From everything you say, it sounds like you have an absolutely wonderful PM! I wish all docs cared about their patients like she does!

I hope Jake is feeling better, too! Give him a hug for me!

hugs,
Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 6/30/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((Susie)))))))))))

((((((((Jake))))))))

PaLady :-)

golitho
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   Posted 6/30/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear you're so sick Susie, I'm struggling with flu mysef and feel like the coughing is ripping my ribs apart so I can really sympathise. My friend suggested taking olive leaf extract so I'm dutifully swollowing it wondering if its worse than the flu. Tastes so foul!!! I hope you feel better soon, hang in there 6-8 weeks is so long, best wishes, golitho

bluejet2
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   Posted 7/1/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie:

I hope that with each passing day that maybe your feeling at least a little better from the bronchitis. I'm sorry that it is so long and drawn out for you. One of my worst asthma attacks of my life was while I had bronchitis. I asked my sister to come & stay with me for a couple of days as I had a toddler and my husband had a new job and could not take any time off from work.

She was not thrilled with the idea because she is a smoker and we have always had a "no-smoking" rule in our house, and she did not like having to go outside to smoke, but she reluctantly agreed. I fell asleep on the couch, and she thought that if she opened a window she could get away with having one while I was asleep, and lit up sitting right at my feet. I woke up gasping for air, and could barely get out the words that she had to get the cigarette out of the house. She angrily stomped outside and left me there barely able to breathe. I literally had to crawl upstairs on my hands and knees to wake up my husband who was sleeping in preparation for his midnight shift.

He had to rush me to the hospital where I was given several breathing treatments to get things back under control. It is one of the scariest feelings I have ever experienced. I can not even fathom what it would be like to have serious lung issues.

Thank you for asking about me. I am really having a very tough time with my physical pain, emotional pain & turmoil because of the physical pain. I'm at my wits end with my PM, and I'm about at the "end of my rope". I have neglected posting about my situation because I feel like I am just full of complaints and negativity. I have started to post several times and I just keep deleting them.

I am so glad that you have such a wonderful, caring PM.


Lorie

straydog
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   Posted 7/2/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Lorie, OMG-she lit a smoke at your feet, what was she thinking. Then a trip to ER on top of it, she had the gall to get mad!! WOW, what a considerate sister she was that time. I cannot believe she did that, how horrible for you. I do my own breathing treatments at home, I have a neat little portable nebulizer that works great. I was having a bad round of this stuff a few years back, my wheezing was so loud it almost sounded like I was whistling lol. My PCP was a young guy-he freaked on me, he scrambled around and got the machine in my rom. After a couple days of going back & forth during the day for treatments he got my ins to pay for a home unit. Made my life earsier. I have trouble breathing in cold air and it was winter time.

Please do post how you are doing-no you are not a whiner, you are a lady in alot of pain that needs help. I told my PM dr about you and what your dr said about the pumps not working as good as they should for pain. She said the pump is as good as the person managing it, and he is out of his league. Oh Lorie, I do wish somehow we could get you help, I have just thought and thought and thought and I cannot come up with a solution and it bothers me deeply. You have just been on my mind so much and I just hate it when I cannot help someone. Please let us hear from you.
Straydog/Susie
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Chartreux
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   Posted 7/3/2009 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
your so very nice to be thinking of us when your ill...try to rest up...
lots and lots of soft hugz..
Sure hope your feeling better soon...
((((((((((((((((((((HUGZ)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Lorie, please post as to how your doing, it won't sound like whineing to us, we care, so go for it...

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