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Date Joined Feb 2013
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   Posted 2/1/2013 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I was hospitalized a week ago for asthma after going to the doctor to get refills on my asthma medication. When walking into the office the nurse asks me if I knew that I am wheezing. I told her, I maybe because it is really cold outside. At that time it was 15 below 0, go figure and I had to run into the office because I was running late. She said, I need to give you a breathing treatment. I said, ok. After the treatment I began to cough, which I wasn't doing prior.

The nurse came in and asked how I was feeling. I said the same. She said, you need to go to the hospital. "shocked" I told her it was not necessary. She said, I can not let me leave. I told her I could drive myself to the hospital. She said, I can not let you do that either. In 10 minutes the ambulance was there and they were wheeling me out of the office. I was so embarrassed!! I put the blanket over my head and started crying. Once getting to the ER I was poked and pushed for 4 hours until I was admitted to the local hospital for 3!!!

That night the house doctor came in and told me I am having to many episodes with asthma. He said we need to get it under control. I told him I am taking my medication and don't know what else to do? He reminded me of my last visit in the hospital 4 months ago when they put me in ICU for asthma. I had no air moving and they were not able to give me any medication. He said, he did not want that to happen again. I told him I didn't either, what do I need to do different. I think it is the cold weather? Are you going to pay for me to move to a warm climate?

Over the past 5 months I have learned how serious asthma is and what can happen if it goes undiagnosed. Even though mine is and I am taking my medication. The cold weather is my downfall. I have never had an attack until september and never wanted to have another one since. I have been following all of the doctors orders and staying out of the cold weather. I also have to wear a mask when going outside in the cold. I do not care what people say or think. I love my life and want to live a long one. My lungs are not the strongest but I will do whatever is possible to make them stronger. If you have been told you have asthma do not let it fall on death ears, it is a silent killer!!!

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   Posted 2/1/2013 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Amen! Preach it, sister!

Take care and here's hoping for warmer weather.

Come to the deep south it's pretty good for asthma.
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Date Joined Feb 2013
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   Posted 2/2/2013 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks...I would love to!!!

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   Posted 2/6/2013 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
That is unless you have pollen and mold allergies, and then it's probably the worst place ever! turn The winter is my time of respite from those nasty pollens!  Poor you with pollen everywhere nearly all year long!
If it's only the cold that's causing your asthma, moving south is a perfect idea!  If you've got outdoor allergies, run the other way!
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