TexasT's (texasts) wrote,

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So Frustrated With This Illness...


I have a follow-up scheduled with the Doctor's at 10:30 in the morning. I honestly have no idea what they will say or do. I don't think they will keep me, but they may still want me to take it easy.

Still having quite a bit of difficulty breathing, although progress has been made. Still have a bit of a cough too. But I think this is brought on by the lack of air more than anything else.

Walking for any kind of distance at all over the last week, has been (and still is) a pretty scary experience.

I get to a point where I can't get any air, then get overheated, and this brings on a round of coughing as well, which doesn't do me any good as far as getting air. There have been more than a few times in the last 8 days where I thought I was just going to expire. Or pass out. Makes me pretty apt to panic. Usually managed (after a while) to calm down enough to get a couple of puffs off an inhaler.

It seems to be a very vicious and frustrating cycle. I have had issues with asthma before, but it has never been like this. It is very humbling to say the least.

Now on a round of steroids, and a second round of antibiotics. Using an albuterol inhaler as needed. And I've needed it far too many times for my own liking, even in the last couple of days.

On the upside (if there is one to this whole experience) I haven't smoked since 17 Jan.
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