Hi Karen, thanks so much for your answer and for trying to help me. I am feeling so much better. My surgery is over and I am recovered, very quick which I am happy about. My only problem is my asthma which has me almost house bound since I am having so much trouble breathing. I am going to a lung specialist for a second opinion on Wed. so I am hoping he will be able to tell me what is wrong or come up with better meds to control my breathing. I'm hoping to look for a part time job but can't get one until I can breathe freely. I am starting to feel better too about the loss of my dog. I am startiing to come to terms with it and although I am still sad I know he is at peace and no longer in pain. I wish it would get cold here - if we had a hard freeze it would kill all the pollen and mold and then maybe I would feel better. Again thanks for trying to help me. You are really a good friend.
I moderate a smaller forum too, GERD. The members are really great but there are a lot fewer so you don't get as much response. This is normal in most forums.
Here is an example:
Anxiety/Panic posts 45,615
Depression posts 35,288
GERD/Heartburn posts 14,665
Allergies/Asthma posts 7,180
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hi Linda, and thank you for your reply. It means a lot to me. I have made so many good friends on this forum and it is great to be able to help others as well as ask for help. I hope we will be good friends too. Maybe i'll see you in chat on Tues. I usually am less depressed at this time of year (isn't that crazy) but I am feeling down now since my asthma has gotten so out of control. I used to wheeze only when I had a cold or bronchitis but now it has become chronic. I have been this way siince July. Don't know what is creeping into me but I see a new pulmonologist on Wed so hopefully he will have the answers or get me on better meds. I get so scared when I can't get enough air in my lungs. And I have been mostly housebound as it is hard to go out when you can't breathe. Well, I tend to ramble, but it is nice to meet you and I hope we can have many more conversations.
Thanks Kitt and Red for your answers. I guess patience is not one of my virtues, but I do understand that the smaller forums do get less responses. Seeing new dr. on Wed so will let you know the results of the visit. This one is supposed to be a very good dr. Not one I am told who will tell me I can't breathe because i'm fat! Lost 40 lbs but I guess that wasn't good enough for him.
I am glad your seeing a new physician on Wednesday and remember to be your own best advocate.