I promise you.....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Tiapet, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    I have not lost it, though I am pretty sick still. This darn cold won't leave me and seems to have decided to take a second rebound today. It BEST not be headed to pneumonia again (will be 3rd time this year).:sneezing:

    I found this on twitter and went to site. I liked it and thought well....could be very useful to many of you all here as well. It's free so even better!

    Read all the useful ways you might be able to use it. If nothing else, you'll get a good laugh out of someone coming up with the idea of doing it! :likeit:

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  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I'm skipping the link and going straight to the question, why have you had pneumonia so much? Wish I could help.
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Tia, that is a lot of rebounds. I think you might need a 2nd opinion just to make sure you don't have something else going on too.

    Take care of yourself, plenty of fluids, rest, chicken soup.

  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    TIA! I agree, being that sick, that long is strange. Do you take any medications for any autoimmune condition? With their effect of lowering my immune system, I got hospital level sick every time I was on those kinds of medications. (pneumonia twice among others)..... I don't take any medications like that now because my scleroderma symptoms are far less annoying than getting that sick.
  5. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    Terry, Hound, and Buddy- with my Ankylosing it is an autoimmune type disorder so my natural resistance is extremely low to begin with. Anytime there is something around I am susceptible to it. I'm not out much except for appointments (which there are a lot of with us all) and of course difficult child's going to school which is a hot bed of germs to bring home. Generally I fair pretty well in beating the odds and don't get sick much but this year I seem to be less resistant to much. It started with my oldest having a cold this time and it just got passed around only my body didn't want to let go of it. I thought it was sort of leaving but then yesterday it popped back full force but much harsher then it was to begin with.

    Anklosing Spondylitits, if you read about it, affects many things. I have it really bad and it never has gone or goes into remission and I've never fused. Let alone I have it cervical to lumbar (cerval- not cervix like nether regions but as in neck- being the worst ). I walk almost bent over in half and my chin is very close to chest at this point. I no longer have tatas really as all this bending over has caused them to disappear. Ankylosing also causes a "squeezing" affect on your bones. Wearing a bra can be excruciating and you can imagine what coughing would do? That is where the real problem lies. I can not cough effectively enough to help. Cough medicine, or any medicine, is just a bandaid to cover the underlying problem.

    As far as how many times I've had pneumonia, I believe Sept was the last time and I was lucky I caught that on the cusp of it just turning into it. Prior to that I think it was June or July. Might have been before that I can't recall now. The problem is the more I do or the more stress I do with my body, the more susceptible I become and less resistant I am to things. This time is a rebound, the others were not. I've had my mother here since the 11th and she'll leave the 5th so I've had a lot of help (she is seriously Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) about cleaning- think "a" piece of laundry on floor...she will find other things to wash, a dish in sink....does the dish). Down side is that she doesn't quite get difficult child behaviors well and can cause friction with them at times. She tries but sometimes it is a problem. This time has been better then others in past. I haven't seen her in over a year and at that I saw her 1 day at that time. She is another mother like some of you have who you can't tolerate well. She has BiPolar (BP) herself with the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and probably other issues. Still, it has been helpful.

    I have other health issues to that compound everything and also make it difficult as to what medications I can and can't take or what can't be mixed with my current medications (too many!). I'm happy just to be alive really. In 2005 they gave me 5 years to live, I've passed that and actually am doing well so I'll keep doing what I'm doing since it's apparently working! LOL
  6. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Oh man, it becomes a catch 22 and then even worse for you! The autoimmune issue needs medications to stop our over active immune systems then opportunistic infections can come along and for you, being able to cough is so limited I suppose it can turn easier, holy cow!

    I have a back injury and arthritis ...I can't imagine if I never got relief and it was affecting my posture (not yet anyway) ..so I can only imagine a little. I'm just really sorry you are living with that. I wish you a quicker recovery and hopefully this will be it for a while!