New computer and back to work, again…

First off, I just want to say thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. I usually reply to every comment but quite honestly right now I just do not have the energy. But thanks again to Kristina, Holly, Sam, Arlene, Christa, Nancy, Raisa, Sakura and Carolynne for the well wishes gabapentin 400 mg. The good news is, I am finally starting to feel better!

I have been back to work for 2 days now. I had a whooping cough test done last week and it actually came back negative. I was told that does not necessarily mean that I did not have it, however since I had been coughing for many weeks (6 I believe at that time), that the bacteria could be gone from my system and just the cough remaining or I might not have ever had it at all. READ MORE

Half way through the week…

And so far not much to report. Middle of week 5 and I still can’t stop coughing for the life of me. I am starting to hurt all over (especially my chest and back) and started coughing up a small and I mean small amount of blood today, just trace amounts. I called 811 which is our non-emergency health and information services where you can speak to a registered nurse, who advised me that this is typical when the lining of the lungs and even throat is irritated by whooping cough and/or pneumonia and not to panic as long as it stayed really small amounts.

She told me that if it becomes more, I’m uncomfortable with it or I am coughing up clots then I need to be seen right away. I gotta say it freaked me out a little bit. She warned me too that the pressure from coughing can cause a bleeding nose or vomiting, the vomiting of which I have already done a lot… 5 times from 9-6:30 yesterday and once in the night. I have such a headache and am so tired of this. I guess it’s just one day at a time Look At This. READ MORE

The End of Summer

I noticed tonight that it is starting to get dark before 9 PM. Seems like summer is almost over. That brings out mixed emotions in me since I have been pretty much house bound for the last two and a half weeks.

On one hand I am extremely sad that summer is almost over and that I will not get to go swimming at the beach or at a lake again this summer. On the other hand I am excited for fall and ready for the 30° weather to go away. I am sure I will regret that since the winter is supposed to be an especially brutal one. Last winter was bad but this one is supposed to be worse. READ MORE

Getting there

I saw my family doctor today and he said that while it is possible that I had a panic attack at work yesterday that it is unlikely that that is the underlying problem and that it is more likely the result of a major asthma attack and/or not being able to catch my breath or breathe properly.

He said that often during severe or life threatening asthma attacks, patients do not appear to be in distress, the chest may be so tight that no wheezing sings are present. He also said that the patient can appear pink and then can go cyanotic, which I did. READ MORE

Round two

I don’t know where to start but want to keep people update and am still hoping for some ideas, comments or suggestions on what I should do next if this keeps happening. I really am a bit lost. And I really need to get this figured out ASAP. Is there something important I am missing? Or that they are overlooking?

And sorry another super long post. And I promise I will visit some blogs tomorrow if I do not end up at the hospital again. READ MORE