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#1 CFMBabs

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:52 AM

I'm glad to report that I think I may have had the worst of what I began to think was pneumonia.
My general practitioner was hopeless -- as usual! I was going to drag myself off to the hospital but decided that after the traumatic events of two years ago, I'd rather stay home and see what happens. My general practitioner was certain that it was the beginings of a very nasty chest infection. I knew that it wasn't your ordinary everyday infection as I've been down that road far too many times. I was very poorly last week and heading for the inevitable but I sweat it out in bed and played it my own way.
I'm not yet out of the woods but I'm just well enough to do just very little things.
If my family knew I was on the net at this very moment -- I'd be making dinner this evening so this little update is a secret between me and you.

My left lung is rattling somewhat. The crackles are very low at the base of my chest -- just where it ought not to be! I need another course of antibiotics to kick the infection right out of my system but of course my general practitioner will know that?
I look like Morticia Addams and I've lost 7lbs so now I'm really thin 105lbs. At this rate I'll be size 0 and join the ranks of the rich a famous -- er! I think not.....
Okay -- just a short update but at least you now know that I'm still here and keeping my eye on you!

Best wishes
Barbs xxx

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 05:10 AM

Hi Barbs,

It is good to see you posting...but get back to bed!!! I am glad you gave us an update and glad you are feeling a tad bit better, but I sure hope you can get the second round of antibiotics that you need and kick this infection right out! You are in my thoughts.

Warm and healing wishes,
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 05:28 AM

Barb, thanks for the update, now get your little bottom back in bed! You are amazing!
Since you know you need the antibiotics, just call your worthless doctor up and tell her to give you a refill. Make sure she remembers it has to be liquid. :)

Hang in there girl.
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:12 AM

Hi Barbs,

I'm glad you're a teensy bit better. But I don't like the sound of your lung rattling. Please be sure to mention that, and your weight loss, to your doctor right away. You may need a different antibiotic to totally kick it out.

Take the time to recuperate, and if your family gives you any grief, send them to us. We'll set 'em straight in no time flat! ;)
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 01:04 PM

Barbs,
It's so good to hear that you are doing somewhat better and that it appears that this storm is ridable. Just stay on top of how you feel and if it doesn't continue to get better - well you know what you need to go.

Those antibiotics are great things for these infections. I hope you do have the right one and it starts to work for you. You still don't need to be making supper for a while so don't get caught on the computer!

Big Hugs,
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 02:53 PM

Barbs,
I was so relieved to see a posting from you. I have been so worried about you. Please get another antibiotic to get rid of the rattling in your lung. You shouldn't ever have to cook dinner. You just rest and be a princess. Let your general practitioner know that many people will kick him/her in his/ her little bottom if he/she doesn't straighten up.
Take Care!
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:47 PM

Thanks for all your support guy's -- you are all priceless!

Last night I was surfing and I mean surfing! I was dreaming this wierd dream with the sound of the Beach Boys ringing in my ears -- I can't get rid of the tune this morning. I've never surfed in my life --wouldn't know how! I guess it's the infection or just my wierd sense of humour.

I have a cat crying at the door -- family out -- geese looking through the window and, no! I'm not dreaming.

I'm slightly better than yesterday and if I continue with the improvememt I should
be back to my old obnoxious self in no time.

I'm on an increased dose of antibiotics now. I know my own body and I've had too many incidents of pneumonia to know that I need a real bommer of the drug. My old general practitioner would have had kittens if she had seen me like this but she understood the condition and more importantly -- me! She always told me that if I had the slightest cold which began with a cough to go to her right away and I always did.

She went through some rough times with me and an even more complicted recoveries. She was very clever, understanding and most of all my friend. When we moved I was very sad that I couldn't take her with me but she told me that she would have a long chat with my new general practitioner and put her right in the picture about me.

As far as I know, she did contact my new general practitioner but she seems to have taken no notice. I should have signed myself in hospital and cost her some of her funding -- that would teach her! But I'm not like that.

Anyway, I'm off back to bed -- there's a huge wave comin!

Cheers guys

Love
Barbs xxx

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 05:21 AM

Hi Barbs,
My goodness! I'm glad you updated us but please take care of yourself. If you don't get better soon please see a dr! I know that it is easier to handle some things yourself but somethings you might need a dr. for.

What a strange dream!? Let us know if you have any more.

Hugs,
Lisa
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