I have posted this in another thread but after today I thought it might be better to give it it's own thread. Hope this is ok.
I am a new member. I have had allergies, asthma, polyps most of my life. Until a few years ago I couldn't smell anything unless I had been on Prednesone for my asthma. After the prednisone I would be able to smell and taste better for a few weeks. 4 yrs ago it was discovered I had polyps and some nasal obstruction.I had the surgery to correct this and remove the polyps. The recovery time is short and it was worth it. I was able to smell and taste but even more my asthma was somewhat better. I do admit that I seem to have to have nasal surgery every 2-3 years but in the long run it helps alot. The recovery time is usually only a few days. That was what it was for me the first time before other medical factors got in the way.
I am a strange case so don't look at the rest of this post as if I only had polyps and asthma I also have sleep Apnea and paradoxical vocal cords (Shut when they should be opening). I am now recovering from the nasal surgery. Before the surgery I had a prolonged asthma aggrivation caused by a cold that triggered sever sinusitis that only made the asthma worse. I would seem to be getting better and then it would start all over again. This is a vicious cycle that seems to effect me at least every two years or so in the winter.
It has caused a prolonged absences from work as I have had to be near the hospital for the sever asthma attacks as well the cough gets so bad that I have broken some of my ribs during coughing fits (this is a very painful thing when every breath causes agony) and I am so tired and have no energy I couldn't do my job anyway. It always seems to take the doctors so long to decide that my sinuses need to be cleaned. I have been admitted to the hospital several times for the asthma. I have broken a few ribs torn many muscles in my chest+abdomin, gotten so tired and my stamina is totally lacking. It's been 3 weeks since the surgery and my asthma is calming down slowly as long as I don't go outside in the cold or do too much activity.
I am hoping to return to work next week I least I hope so. Life cooped up in a house for 4 months is really getting me down.
Has anyone had a similar experence?
How can I cut down the time it takes for me to get over this awful cycle? Being absent from work every couple of years for 4 months or more isn't helping my status at work.
Sorry for such a long post but I am really frustrated!!!
I guess I am not returning to work for awhile yet!!!! I was just starting to feel better. I went out Friday for the first time in 4 months and then on saturday to the library. This morning I came down with a new cold and the asthma and sinuses are really giving me a hard time. I'm taking ventolin 3-4 puffs every 2hrs and still I am not breathing easily. You can hear the congestion in my throat and lungs every breath I take (my daughter ask me to stop breathing because the noise was bothering her so much) I'm seeing my Dr tommorow at a regularly schedualed visit. I hope I don't end up in the hospital tonight it is always worse at night and when I lie down.
I am getting very frustrated, tired, depressed and just completly worn out.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I could really use the help.