What a terrible experience - I hope that you are beginning to get on top of things now. I hope that you never have to go through such a scary time again.
I suffered pneumonia in May of this year and have lost control of my asthma completely. To be honest, I do get depressed about the weight gain at times with steroids, but there is really no option if we want to breathe!
Take care - there will be time for dieting once you are back in better health.
thanks everyone for your encouragement. i have been to see a pulmonologist and a cardiologist in this area. they are working together to help keep my asthma and long qt syndrome under control. Long qt causes arrhythmias and fainting. im on a 24-hour holter moitor which will help monitor my heart's reaction to my new asthma meds and beta-blockers.
i am starting to feel a little better. im still having a LOT of shortness of breath and continuous wheezing but nothing compared to last week. i can talk in complete sentences now, BIG improvement. im just ready to take a nice, big, long, uninhibited, DEEP breath. im also not feeling as many heart palpitations or arrhythmias as before, a sign that my heart can take the meds.
im feling better about the whole situation too. im just trying not to stress about school. i've already missed 2 and a half weeks and it doesn't look like i'll be able to go back to classes for at least another week or two. My teachers are being very understanding and Lord knows i don't need anymore stress. At least i have LOTS of time to do homework and study.
Thanks again for you continued suppport.