Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Magic Mix

I don't know what magical combination happened yesterday, but I woke up feeling like a brand new person... still not 'well', but not near death anymore.

It's amazing.

So I have this thought... how about next time, we do whatever happened yesterday at week one, not week nine after I'm so miserable I'm in tears.

I'm not sure if it was the breathing treatment or what, but my cough has loosed up (and between the cough suppressant is almost gone). 

I'm now congested, and can't breath through my nose, but I will take that over how I've been feeling.

I've decided to keep my appointment next week with the pulmonologist.  This is the second time in a year that I've had something settle in my lungs and not.go.away.ever.  Well, at least not for 2+ months.  The last time was during the spring March-May... same thing, kept going back, and they kept upping it and upping it.

I want to see if there is an underlying issue that when crap gets in my lungs it just sticks around, and if that is the case, now that it's happened twice, next time I have something settle in my chest, we can just hit it really hard right at the beginning, instead of allowing it to drag on and drag on.

I get that doctors don't like whipping out the 'big guns' antibiotics at the beginning, but good grief, at this point it's taken that TWICE to get rid of it.  Maybe we can set the new precedent for my future care.

I'm hoping to be 'on the mend' for the next few days, and if I feel well enough on Monday, start the Couch to 5k program with a friend.... there is a reason why I'm doing it... but more on that later!

18 comments:

  1. So glad to hear there's some good stuff working for ya!! keep on getting better :)

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  2. I'm glad they found a remedy! Wish I was closer to do couch to 5k with you. I have always wanted to but can't motivate myself alone and Pj leaves me in the dust when he runs! LOL

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  3. I couldn't believe how long this stuff has been going on for you!

    Sounds like it is a good idea to meet with the pulmonologist. Hopefully there won't be a next time if you can go to the big guns from the start.

    My mom now has a standing order for z-pack thanks to lung damage from bronchitis in her younger years - she starts it as soon as she feels anything coming on, and it seems to work. Of course, there's the down side of possibly contributing to the antibiotic resistant bugs...usually it's also a sign for her to scale back on her activities - she's totally type A and pushes herself hard.

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  4. been thinking about you. hope you are doing okay.

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  5. Phew, glad you are feeling better. Definitely keep your appointment for the pulmonologist to see what they say.

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  6. Glad you are feeling better!

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  7. I'm so glad you're feeling better. You sound like a new women! I think the proactive approach is definitely the right one. I hate to act like I know more than the doctors, but sometimes you just do! It's your body and you can tell when something is there to stay v/s just a little cough.

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  8. YAH!!!! SO SO HAPPY to hear that you are feeling better:) Keep it up.

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  9. I'm so glad the magic mix worked!!! Hopefully you can get some answers at the pulmonologist appointment to prevent this from happening again! :)

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  10. So glad to hear your feeling much better, but so sad that it took nine weeks and you had to go through hell. I would definitely keep the pulmonologist appt to hopefully prevent it from happening again. Looking forward to hearing about the Couch to 5k program.

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  11. I'm so glad that you are feelilng better. I think it's a good idea to keep your appointment...you never know what good can come from it. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  12. Couch to 5K, I so want to hear more about this!

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  13. Good good news. I started running in October and I'm starting to become addicted. Don't give up right away because it's hard. You'll be so glad you kept up with it!

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  15. Glad to hear that you feel somewhat better. If you are on high doses of antibiotics its good to eat a lot of yogurt to put some good bacteria back in your stomach. Try activia 2x a day. You don't want to create additional intestinal problems. Keep it up until you are off the antibiotics

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  16. I am SO GLAD you are feeling better. I saw your post about not feeling well and thought to myself, "please go to the doctor," but didn't want to post something so silly - I'm sure your husband has been all over taking care of you.

    Also, I wanted to say a BIG thank you for your kind words on my blog this week. Losing my friend has been incredibly difficult, and will continue to be this way, but having the support of you and everyone out here makes it so much easier.
    AP

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  17. ps - am posting an award for you. will be up on my blog by this evening.

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