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Shortness of Breath and Fatigue

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#1 Lady Deb

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 05:58 PM

It seems like it has been forever since I felt well. Every little thing has made me short of breathe and all the joints hurt.I need to watch how much NASAIDS I take due to the Methrotrexate. I had two tests done . The spiral CT didn't show anything except calcification from previous pulmonary embolisms I had. The 6 minute walk test showed my pulse ox. drop to 89% at the end and I got dizzy. This comming Friday I am having the cardio-pulmonary level 1 stress test. I just seems like all of these things are taking forever.Sometimes I don't feel like I am pulling my weight at work and that my staff feels like I should be doing more. Somedays I wish that their was a magic pill that would made everything feel better. I know their isn't. Thanks for letting me vent.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:30 AM


Wish you were feeling better. I know it's hard, but don't worry about what they think at work. You need to concentrate on you at this time.

Sometimes I get winded just taking the garbage out or letting the dogs out, but I attribute that to being so inactive since October; not that I was any athlete at that time either. :lol: With the nice weather coming I'm going to try to get out a walk a little once the toe heals.

Feel Better...............

It is what it is...........

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 02:59 AM

Hang in there. Don't worry about work, worry about you. Yes the tests do seem like they take forver but hopefully you will have some answers soon.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:40 AM

Debbie, Please take good care of yourself! Your health is more important. Don't worry about your job.
Yes, it does seem like these test take too long. Hang in there!


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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:38 PM


I agree with the others, worry about yourself for now and not work....you need to hang in there and do only what you can, one day at a time! Work is work, and it should sort itself out with the others....I just know you will do more when you are able to....until then, try to take care of yourself and get the rest you need! I hope you feel better soon!
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:32 PM


My hat is off to you for doing what you are... but as all of the ladies who already posted here... your health is so very important... because without it... what would you have?!

Take care of yourself!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:33 PM

Thanks everyone for all the support. It has meant the world to me. Friday Is the big test. Hopefully some kind of news will be found out. I'm going to take a day a time this week. working and going to school is what I've got to do. This statistics class is were most of the stress comes from.Anyway, I'm thankful for all of you. :rolleyes: :lol: :) :D

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:22 PM

Lady Deb,

You come and vent here anytime! That's what we're here for. I've surely done my fair share of it.

I think we all worry about "pulling our weight" at some time or another, whether it's at home or at work. That just proves how conscientious we are. So you see, there's nothing to feel bad about.

Hang in there and take care of yourself.