Chartreux Pulmonary doctor visit?

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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/1/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Chartreux! I just saw where you posted about your Dr appointment tomorrow. We all hope that the news is good, as we know that you have been fighting this for quite some time now. Take care my friend, and do please let us know how it turns out.

You are one of the members that checked on me several times during my recovery time at the Hospital. I will always be grateful for that.

SE
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   Posted 4/1/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Chartreux, I'm going to latch on to the Eggman's post here and send my hugs and prayers your way for your appointment. I hope you get all the answers you need and all the help you deserve.

I'll be thinking about you!

hugs,
Pam
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   Posted 4/1/2010 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thinking of you, Chart... update us when you can.

Tina
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Chartreux
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   Posted 4/2/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
My left rib is still broken, geezee, he said he could feel it and it did hurt some. and he said my night time asthma is being triggered by acid reflux
so I'm on a stronger dose of Zantac and he add two meds and I go back to him in 3 weeks for a follow up and afterwards, my hubby got me my blueberry smoothie...
how long does it take broken rib to heal??? anyways that's the first of my appointments for April..
Happy Good Friday everyone, and Happy Easter...
Thank you SE for thinking of me, I sure hope your feeling good to get out on Easter and can enjoy it some...
When your up to it maybe posts another kitten Picture, he must be getting bigger...
Thanks Tina...
HUGZ to all
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Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/2/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry your rib is still broken... :( I "think" it can take awhile for it to heal...but I guess that's not the news you wanted to hear, huh?? I'm sorry :(

BUT, I am glad you got your smoothie today.... great, now I'm craving one, too :(

--Tina
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/2/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Chartruex! Good Googely Moogley! A broken Rib? I had no idea! This must have happened when you were doing all of your coughing. Hum, well I have a little story for you....several years ago when I was a young lad....years and years ago....I got one of those terrible coughing colds.....and well to make a long story short, I did not break a rib...but I did cough out a "_______" Why the blank? ....Well keep reading! :) I made an appointment with my PCD to take a look at my special problem.

Of course I told the Nurse that I had a cold, and hid the real truth behind my visit! :) Keep reading....its coming! :)

Well when the Dr came into the room, he said "Michael what seems to be the problem" ...to which I replied " I have a little friend I want you to meet"....to which he said "Where is he at?"
I said "I have him tucked away in a crack!" We laugh about it to this day!

So I'm going to be careful to say that you can count your blessings in that it was not the problem that I had, but I know that a bruised or cracked rib is no walk in the park either.

Chartreux, I hope I did not make you laugh too hard here! :) Get well soon, and I'm glad to see you still kicking and a grinning! :)

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 4/3/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chart,
So sorry to hear about your rib! Yes, like every other bone in my body (it seems) I have broken ribs more than once. Once while out on a boat closer to the Bahamas than Fla. I fell when the drunk driving the boat thought he was on Miami Vice and went over a about a 6' wave way to fast. I lost my grip and went up, the boat went down in the valley between the two waves and I came down and the boat came up and hit my right side (chest) on the step from the cockpit to the rear deck> OUCH! four ribs broken in front and the same four broken in back! Going home was the longest boat ride of my life! Every wave we went over was agony. Everytime I took a breath, I could feel them grinding and crunching together! I didn't think they would ever heal because they were constantly moving against one another! Like a slab of babybacks! Anyway, from taking small breaths way too often, I ended up w/ pnumonia and in the hospital on some breathing machine> it was awful. The ribs finally healed in 7 months. The good news is once I broke one rib and it healed if I remember corectly in about 6 ~ 8 weeks! It was not nearly as bad after the first month pain wise. So hang in there, you WILL get better and when you do you will feel like your on top of the world after what you've been through!!!

Hang tough old girl!

Biggest Hugs for Yuze!!!

Pete

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/3/2010 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
It just seems like when he touched me that maybe this doctor might have pressed just a little too hard, and I've been pretty sore since..
Thank you Tina, Screaming Eagle and Pete..nice to see your posts...
Night time is the roughest trying to get comfy to sleep is hard...
Sure Hope you all have a great Easter tomorrow...
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Yeh! That's the Pete I know! WhooRah! WhooRah! :) :)

SE
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Chartreux
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   Posted 4/6/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I made it through Physical thearpy yesterday, he took it easy on me and wants me to wear a waist support belt (I'll think about that)
I see my PM Doc today and see what he says, my hubby forgot to get the half day off for this so I'm going in alone, bummer...
and I'll be going for bloodwork on Thursday...(but it takes two weeks for those results)
So far most of my doctors say I seem to be looking like a MS case instead of ALS, so we'll see...so finger's crossed everything will turn out okay...
Pete, I hope you'll stay with FatherJohn now back, ...
Stay strong y'all....
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/6/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Chartreux! A broken rib is not fun at all! Maybe the support belt will give you some relief, when you have to strain in getting up out of a chair or something. You sound like me, in that I felt like I was seeing a Dr. every other day or so.
Let me know how the PM visit goes today. I too am glad to see Fatherjohn back, and hope he will bring Pete back with him. Both are wonderful writers here on the forums!

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


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   Posted 4/6/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Chartreux , Sorry I got here late , I hope all is going well and whatever your dealing with works out in your favor .May the results of your tests be fantastic and may all go well for you . your friend Mikel
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -    ,viracept,truvada, lasix .  oxicontin  '                                                                                                                         


PAlady
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   Posted 4/6/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,
I know it may be annoying, but I remember decades ago when I cracked a couple of ribs wearing a velcro support really helped me feel better - even when I would breath, but especially if I had to sneeze or cough! We forget all those muscles inside there tied to those ribs! So it might be worth a try, and may give you a bit of relief while the rib is healing. They do take a long time, and there's not much more that can be done for them.

Many hugs to you,

PaLady

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/6/2010 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks SE, Mikel and PALady,
always nice to see you...Hope your all doing good...
Anyways my PM Doc is going to do inections for my ribs, he says it take care of them, and that it's good I'm going to be seeing my Endocrinologist soon or he
would've referred me out to one...Sure wish they would've listened to me sooner, maybe my nerves would've not been so damaged, (shoulda, woulda and coulda, strike yet again)
maybe now I'll get an explaination as to why I get dizzy...(no puns please)
So Bloodwork is scheduled for Thursday...woohoo...I think it's going to be 5 to 7 vials this time, yuck...a vampire would only have to bite me once....(lol)
HUGZ to all
yur friend Chart
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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