Wednesday, November 5

Feeling Better After ER Visit

The past month has been very challenging, health wise, that is. From having all my heart drugs changed, having surgery on my leg, and most recently suffering, and I do mean suffering with bronchitis. My family doctor said it was my COPD, but after ending up in the ER Monday night because I couldn't get my breath I learned I had a bad case of bronchitis. After spending 5 hours on oxygen, having two breathing treatments, chest x-ray, 4 tubes of blood drawn, an IV, blood gases taken and an EKG I was released with different drugs and I'll be taking breathing treatments at home for the next few weeks. Boy am I feeling better, but I have along way to be back to normal.

Through all these ailments my house has gone to the dogs. Dust is an inch thick, laundry....oh my, styrofoam takeouts stuffed in the refrigerator, I've been too sick to cook, bills to be paid, and did I say laundry. When I'm sick no one picks up the slack, so I have a lot of catching up to do.



14 comments:

Renee said...

Oh Linda, I am so sorry you are going through this! I wish I lived down the road; I'd be coming right over to cook and clean. Get well soon!

Patti said...

So sorry to hear this! Wish I could come help you out! I hope your feeling back to normal soon! Take care of yourself!

Cherdecor said...

Count me in too with Renee! I would be there doing your laundry. I would let Renee do the cooking.

I hope that things are looking up for you now that you know what the problem was. I am happy that you are breathing better.

Take it one day at a time. I remember last October 2007 I had the shingles. I have had cancer, chemo and other kinds of sickness but Shingles was the worst thing I have ever experienced. I know what it looks like when there is no one to clean for a month! Not pretty! The men in the house thought that everything looked fine. You know what I mean?

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Linda, I am so sorry to hear that you have Bronchitis!!! I am glad you can do your breathing treatments at home...and stay out of the hospital.I had that stuff about 4 years ago and was in the hospital for 4 days..and Art sticks are not fun!!! Take care and rest and forget the housework..it will be there after you are feeling better..
Hugs, Baba

Rosy said...

I also wish I live close you as well so I can come clean for your plus on top of that make you up some great home made chicken soup on the side.

I am much like you though when I get sick, nothing gets done and of course I am never looking forward at doing it once I get better.

So sorry you are feeling awlful...hopefully with the right meds and treatments you be back up on your feet again.

Smilingsal said...

I'm glad that you're a tad better and hope that you continue to improve.

Don't worry about the house and the cooking. Hey! If God wanted you to cook, why did He make Burger Kings?

Gill said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling a little better Linda. Don't stress about the housework though, get better first - housework can wait!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Linda,

You have certainly had some health challenges, you poor thing. I am glad you're getting better, and hope you will feel all well, soon! Take good care of yourself, and dons't worry about housework. It will not go anywhere! lol. Wish I could help, somehow.

Hugs,

Renie

Shirley said...

Hi Linda,
Sorry to hear about your health problems, and will be praying for a quick recovery. I know how bronchitis is, as I have had it before and yours sounds like it was a bad case. I do wish you had someone to lend you a hand. Take it easy and don't overdo yourself. Remember, "this too shall pass".

God bless.

Patti said...

Its Thursday, and I was thinking about you. Hope your doing better! Sure miss you!!

Marsha said...

well shoot, it just lost my post!

I'll keep it short this time!

The laundry and the house will wait, the bills will get paid... just concentrate on getting completely over this!

You have my prayers and well wishes!

Rosy said...

Just checking on in and hope you are feeling better today...thank you for leaving a comment at my blog. By the way when you do get some of that snow and when you get sick of it...could you please do me one small little favor?

Blow some of that stuff down south my way to San Diego, Ca! Thanks! :)

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Linda..wow!! You and I should be neighbors so that we could at least COMPLAIN to each other!! You sound worse off than myself..but I tell you this being sick is not something that I would ever recommend. HOpefully you are better today and so am I!! What a mess to get older...smile..

Lazy Daisy said...

We spent most of day in the ER yesterday when Mr. Wondderful dropped 100 pound volley ball standard on his big toe and broke the toe as well as cut into the nail bed. So glad you are breathing better....the house work will still be there when you feel better. Gotcha all prayed up.