Sickness along with Diabetes

By birch21 Latest Reply 2011-03-17 14:32:22 -0500
Started 2011-03-16 23:06:07 -0500

Hello dear friends here at DC. Well let me see now, so far this month I have had surgery and was off from work for a week and I am able to work for a week and on Friday the 11th I have a really bad sore throat and very stuffy head. I make it through the day and head for home. Over the weekend my stuffy head and sore throat continue to get worse and by Monday everything in my head has begun moving into my chest. Tuesday morning I am coughing so very hard and I went to my doctor and now I have full blown Bronchitis and also the Croup so now I am off from work at least until Friday. While at the Dr.'s office I got 2 shots and 3 prescriptions and yep you guessed it my Blood sugars are way high. Got Rocefin (sp?) and Decradon shots at the Dr.'s office and then the 3 prescriptions are a z-pack, medrol dose pack and a bottle of phenergran and codine cough syrup. Today I have not had any energy hardly at all and this morning I had an MRI done on my left foot so we can figure out what is going on with that. Just as the technician was finishing up the MRI scan I began coughing and that surely didn't feel good. Now I think my asthma is showing up in the mix with the bronchitis and croup as I have noticed tonight that my chest seems really tight and it is somewhat hard for me to breath normally. I am going to really watch myself closely tonight and if I don't feel a lot better in the morning I am going to call the dr back and see what he thinks. I am drinking lots of water, but now when I start that hard coughing I just about lose my breath. I am spending my nights in the recliner as I can sleep propped up and also have my vapor riser going which helps me an awful lot. Anyone out there have any other ideas on ways to ease the bronchits and croup.

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birch21 2011-03-17 14:32:22 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone, I can really use those wonderful thoughts for healing and thankful the hugs on here don't spread germs. I think part of this came on due to everything blooming and then all my wonderful little angels from work who come in the door coughing and sneezing all over the equipment. As of right now I am taking off again tomorrow and then will have the weekend so that by Monday I will be better able to return to work. On a good note our wonderful new head custodian stopped by my room and disinfected the door knob the sink and fountain that is in my room. Bless this man's heart he is working really hard to make our school a healthier place for learning and doing an awesome job so far. Have a good rest of the day all and I will check back in later as now I need to get ready to head out for yet another Dr. appt.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-17 14:20:33 -0500 Report

So sorry to hear about all of the nasty medical problems u've had this month. That can surely take a toll on u. Please know that my thoughts and prayers r with u and that i am just a post away if u need to talk. I've been told i'm a good listener.
Sending prayers,

MewElla 2011-03-17 14:08:18 -0500 Report

So sorry you are having such a rough month…My thoughts and prayers are with you so for some much needed relief. We are all thinking about you.

petals 2011-03-17 13:09:53 -0500 Report

Well, sweetie, you have had a rough month so far. I hope that you feel better soon, my prayers are with you. Asking the Lord to send you some angels to comfort you. Take care. Hugs,

jayabee52 2011-03-17 04:07:12 -0500 Report

Have you been breathing steam? Get a pot of hot water going on the range, take it off the heat, put a towel over your head and the pot and breathe the water vapor in?

When my ex got bronchitis (frequently) she would either do that, or turn on the shower in the bathroom as high as it would go, and close the bathroom door and breathe in the steam. ( The 1st way doesn't waste as much water.)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-17 06:32:08 -0500 Report

The steam seems to help my sister when she has bronchitis. I don't know any of her other tricks.

birch21 2011-03-17 10:06:28 -0500 Report

Thanks, yep I have tried just about everything including using the vicks vapor rub and still not doing much better. Today I seem to be worse than I was on Tues. when I actually went to the Dr. I have even called work and told them I am going to be off tomorrow as well. Now if you will excuse me I seem to hear the recliner calling my name. I will check in later. Have a good day everyone here at DC.

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