Thursday, March 26, 2009

Still Recovering from Bronchitis & Asthma

I was in and out of Urgent care for a week, went to the doctor's many times & after it was all said and done I ended up on 14 different medications. It didn't work good enough or fast enough, I was then admitted to the hospital for 7 days on Oxygen and all of my medication and more. I have bad veins, they had a hard time getting my IV in and I still have bruises from all of the misses. Every 2-days my IV's would go bad & they would have to re-do the IV again. Which meant many more misses & problems. The hospital sucked, I hated it.
I have a nebulizer at home and was using it 3 to 4 times a day before I was admitted due to the Bronchitis, and I am still using it every day since I am still recovering. I am still on alot of medication, but I had to go back to work. Even though I am only getting 2 - 4 hours of sleep a night, due to all of the medication, I just lay in bed wanting desperately to sleep, but not able to. I have a referral to a pulmonary specialist and should be seeing one soon to get me down off of some of this medication. Oh did I mention I tore muscles and a ligament across the upper part of my back / across my lungs from all of the many asthma attacks. My asthma reasonably good for so long, this thru me.

I have not been hospitalized for my asthma since 1994., even though I do have times every year when I am sick that I have to be put on extra medication and sometimes use my nebulizer.


Baroness Bijoutery said...

I am so sorry you have been so down with all this...hope you start feeling better really soon. It's bad enough when you have asthma but when we get sick it only makes it worse..Somedays I feel like I never get the puffers out of my mouth...Feel better soon...

Lynn said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks so much for the award! I will pass it on.
Also, I really hope you are feeling better - so sorry to hear that you've been struggling with bronchitis and asthma.

Lynn from forloveorfunny