Apologies


I meant to post today on the feedback you all give me on Nita, but I have just had the week from Hell thanks to asthma, allergies, and bronchitis all hitting at once, multiple phone calls to my GP,  two trips to the ER, and two docs who were a little careless.  Fortunately there were a lot of nurses and two other docs who were not careless and who took excellent care of me, and after a battery of tests pronounced me healthy as a horse with asthma, allergies, and bronchitis can possibly be (brain scan was great, EKG was great, blood tests were great) I am flat on my back with steroids, a super-inhaler, and a trip to my GP scheduled on Wed.  All of which is to say, the regular posts are all scheduled to go up, but my participation here may be limited to chiming in now and again.  

As always, talk among yourselves.  You will anyway.  And I really am fine, I just need to rest until the meds take hold.

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29 thoughts on “Apologies

  1. Oh lord, where did you find a picture of me from March? That trifecta blows, I know it all too well. Wishing you clear lungs and lots of rest and recovery.

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  2. Just keep breathing, Jenny!

    [In anxious parent mode, the kind which leads to reminding one’s teen to be careful crossing the road and issuing obnoxious exhortations to do something they were going to do anyway.]

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    1. I call those “mom-noises.” Now when I text my grown kids I just say “mom-noises” and they fill in the blanks for their current situation.

      Best wishes and quick recovery, Jenny!

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  3. No apologies necessary, just thoughts and warm regards for your recovery. I hope this isn’t a trend in medicine where we have to worry about careless medical professionals. No. 1 this week is the doctor from Northern California using very unprofessional skills to treat a patient. I’m kind of reminded of when I was in labor with one of my children, a nurse came in the room and said to me “oh, it doesn’t hurt that bad”! That was forty years ago.

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    1. I was in labor for twenty-four hours. I would have killed that nurse.

      The doctors weren’t awful, they were all nice. I don’t think the first one grasped the situation because they gave me oxygen and then did my blood levels. Also, it’s the ER, it’s not family care. And they tell you to come back immediately if you’re in trouble. Lovely people.

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    2. Could have been worse. She could have said “Oh, it doesn’t hurt that bad…yet”.

      I pushed into two days. Went into labour on the first anniversary of my dad dying, and thought, ‘nope, not today’. Yeah, not the wisest position to take in retrospect. Still, we survived, when generations of women and babies before us didn’t. Hooray for careful doctors and nurses.

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    3. LOL, I thought my Japanese nurse was saying, “Oh, you are in play labor.” And I was like, “I’m not playing, lady.” I finally figured out she was saying “pre-labor” . . . and then later, I found out that, yes, yes, I was only playing when she said it the first time.

      Good thoughts and fuzzy cyber bunnies (with absolutely no asthma triggers!) to Jenny!

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  4. That is the trifecta from hell. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with it. I know it well too, but it’s been a few years since the last round. Grrbork for potential ER sloppiness and multiple rounds with what sounds like ALL the docs. Hope this clears up soon and the super-inhaler works like it’s supposed to.

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  5. Hi Jenny,
    I am sorry you are so bad I feel for you. I had asthma for many years, I don’t know if this will help (or not) but noe that I am older (in my eighties) Iam down to one puffer, and I hardly need to use it, only in the spring. So I hope you get well soon

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  6. We removed all carpeting and drapes from our house, and my asthma attacks disappeared. Of course, I am hyper-careful about triggers. For privacy, accordion shades between triple-pane windows.
    Of course, I think your asthma is worse than mine ever was but you couldn’t convince me in the midst of a siege.
    When I remember, I do deep breathing and revel, just as I taste cool clean water as I drink with mindful gratefulness.
    And the miracle of indoor flush toilets!

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  7. Asthma’s the biggest bitch of all time. Rest easy, and I hope those meds are kicking in by now.

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  8. I hope you’re recovering. A severe attack leaves you “twitchy” and hyper-reactive for some time so be cautious and keep your rescue inhaler on you. Get better!

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  9. I hope you feel better soon! I went through something similar a few weeks ago. My allergies gave me a really bad asthma flare-up. I had a really bad cough. One visit to my GP and one visit to urgent care, I was prescribed 2 inhalers and a steroid, and I swore I’d never take breathing for granted again.

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  10. Breathing is important, as you know, and we all want you to keep doing it! Praying that you are well on the way to recovery!

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