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   Posted 4/14/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going for a emergency visit to my doctors tomorrow very early.  I have bronchitis, and my asthma is completely out of control.  One attach after another.  I'll more than likely be back on steroids.  It's the only thing that helps me.  I am so tired of being sick it really sucks.
Good happy news.  Our hummingbirds are back on the front porch at the hummingbird feeder they are so beautiful.  I wait all year for them I have been on the lookout for them the last couple of weeks because you never quite sure when they are going to show up.  To me they are a sysmbol of hope, not sure why but they are. 
Wish me luck tomorrow I hate to go to the doctors but I hate wheezing all the time worse.

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   Posted 4/14/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey ya gotta breathe ya know?! Good luck and I hope the doc can find you some miracle cure........wouldn't that be nice? :)
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   Posted 4/14/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy you have your hummingbirds.  You're right, they are so beautiful.  What's your secret to attracting them?
I'm sorry you are having such a tough time with your asthma right now.  I certainly know where you are coming from and I understand when you say that the steroids are the only thing to stop it.  You just have no choice.  I enjoy breathing, don't you?
I will mention to you that I asked my allergist to switch my inhaler to Xopenex, the same medication that I use in my nebulizer.  I had read about it somewhere.  I had never had any luck with inhalers before.  The Xopenex inhaler is working great for me.  I have been out with friends and started having coughing and wheezing spells and I'm sure they are thinking I am going to have to use my portable nebulizer, but I pull out that Xopenex inhaler and it works almost instantly.  It even stops the cough.
I've told my friends that it's the best thing since sliced bread.  You know as a severe asthma patient to be able to stop that cough and wheezing right away, it keeps that inflammation from getting started, at least part of the time.  I still never leave home without having my nebulizer in the car and the inhaler in my purse.
Sorry to be so lengthy, but I wanted you to know how well it works.
Good luck tomorrow and get well soon.  I will be thinking about you.

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