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Cathy
Monday, March 10, 2008, 5:09pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks Pat and Diana for your encouragement!  I will get better!!
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Cathy
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The lady who was my midwife dropped in to see me today!  What a surprise!  She checked my lungs to see if I did have pnuemonia.  She was realived (as well as I!) that I have broncitus not pnuemonia! Ok!  knowing is half the battle!  YES!!  I will take this as a head on challenge, take this bull by the horns and knock 'im flat!   
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..I have broncitus


did she suggest anything for this other than antibiotics? I really love the Redoxa but have had to resort to Mucinex for my tight chest as well. Hate taking it but it's better than the anti-b's IMO.  



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My sister explained dealing with loss is like a figure 8 race track,
we don't just move forward from the loss, as we travel on the figure 8.  With each "lap" we can feel the loss more at times than at other times, so instead of thinking, "why can't I get over this", you get an opportunity to think of that person and remember them, and see where you are now and how your doing to cherish their memory and know it's ok to feel the loss.


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Cathy
Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 8:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from italybound


did she suggest anything for this other than antibiotics? I really love the Redoxa but have had to resort to Mucinex for my tight chest as well. Hate taking it but it's better than the anti-b's IMO.  


She did strongly suggest to take the antibiotic, but she knows how strongly I am that I will not take that kind of medication.  She then suggested slippery elm bark to keep the phlem loose.  She also did a differant kind of back massage on me and lightly beat on the upper back, (like you would for a baby)  It broke up the phlem some more.

Janet, I hadn't thought of a loss in that way, but I can see how that is.  When I'm out on the outer edges of the figure 8 I'm flying high.  Then when I'm in the center where it meets I am bummed out .  I am very thankful that I don't cry hard like I used to.  I just get depressed and don't feel like doing anything.

I made chicken noodle soup last evening for supper.  It tasted wonderful!  I've been blowing my nose like crazy today, and today I can finally breath clearly!   I've cut WAY down on my grain and fruit intake.  I need to starve this virus or bacteria. Yesteday and today I concentrated on just protiene and veggies. Oh yea!  and lots and lots of water!  I think I'm on to something.  The slippery elm is great for sore throats!!
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Cathy
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Today I am doing SOOoooo much better!  I have not coughed yet!  (I know,...it's still to early in the morning to tell )  I know that my brocial tubes are still congested, when I take deep breaths I feel the gurgling.  I have had trouble with broncitus growing up.  I'm wondering to, since I switched over to the GTD, if that has triggered an "attack" on my weak point and upset the apple cart sort of say.  I've been reading others comments on how sick they felt since switching over to the GTD....the body dumping out toxins at a slower rate....Hmmmm.
Well, any way I am so happy I am doing much better than I was a couple of days ago.  
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Today I am doing SOOoooo much better!  I have not coughed yet!  (I know,...it's still to early in the morning to tell )  I know that my brocial tubes are still congested, when I take deep breaths I feel the gurgling.


glad to hear you're feeling better. Re: the gurgling......I've had bronchitis a bazillion () times and my chest has never gurgled. It will do that w/ pneumonia. I know your doc said you don't have that, but my brother just had that gurgling thing and he had pneumonia in both lungs. Take Care!!  



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Cathy
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That's what I thought!!  I did have coughing today.  Of course I was out in the cold doing my grocery shopping.  I have a lot of energy with this...maybe I have walking pneumonia .  I do have tightening in the chest cavity.  I am able to take deeper breaths than I used to.
Thanks for sharing the info, IB.!
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That's what I thought!!  I did have coughing today.  Of course I was out in the cold doing my grocery shopping.  I have a lot of energy with this...maybe I have walking pneumonia .  I do have tightening in the chest cavity.  I am able to take deeper breaths than I used to.


Please keep a close eye on things. Gurgling is not a good sign IMHO. My brother was on antibiotics and out of work for almost 2 wks. He and my other brother (G) room together and G came down w/ pneumonia too and the flu, all at the same time.    



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Cathy
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Well, during the night I ended up going to the emergency room because of breathing through what I call a "water pipe".    I thought my lungs were filling and then I started to panic!  I had ex-rays done and a cat scan...my lungs are clear, it's a bad bout of bronchitis.  My chest cavity is so sore.  I have been taking it very easy today and breathing from below.  and when I blow my snoot, I blow from the diaphram. I am pretty tired right now. I don't ever remember having bronchitis this bad.  I am thankful that I do not have pnuemonia.
IB when did your brother come down with this combo of pneumonia and flu?  That would be tough to have.  I was not given an antibiotic for this so I am going to tough it out.

Oh, it was found that I have a 4 mm nodule in my one lung.  The doctor didn't seem to worried about it.
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Sorry to hear you ended up in the ER - I hope you will be feeling better soon.  


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...it's a bad bout of bronchitis.  I am thankful that I do not have pnuemonia...
IB when did your brother come down with this combo of pneumonia and flu? ..  I was not given an antibiotic for this so I am going to tough it out.
Oh, it was found that I have a 4 mm nodule in my one lung.  The doctor didn't seem to worried about it.


Glad it's not pneumonia, but if it's bronchitis, I'm shocked they didn't give you antibiotics. Especially as long as this has been going on! As I understand it, bronchitis can turn into or lead to pneumonia, so please  still keep a close eye on things.
My brother had his bout about 2 or 3 weeks ago. He was sick for around a week before he was actually diagnosed I think.
Please keep an eye on the nodule too. You know, patient in-patient out equals more money. Not always in the best interest of YOU.  



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Cathy
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Thanks for your concerns, IB, I will keep an eye out for what is going on with my lungs...I am doing ok today.  Have a sore throat and sore ribs on the right side but no coughing! YES!!  If this tiredness and sore throat continues much longer I will try to get an appointment with Wendy my nutritionist.  She has that machine that can read energy levels of the body.  

I have come to the conclusion that grains in abundance is toxic!  I had to many of my nice baked goods and am paying the price.  Since I have cut my serving of grain to about a half cup a day I seem to be regaining my health.  I do much better with a higher protein diet, that's for sure!

Thanks Vicki, for the hug!  The doctor told me that since I have a viral infection that an antibiotic will not touch it.

  It's wonderful to know that some one(s) out there is looking out for me.  THANK YOU!!  (((Vicki))) (((Italybound)))
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The doctor told me that since I have a viral infection that an antibiotic will not touch it.


that is true enough.....did he culture? If not he has no way of knowing if it's bacterial or viral.  



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that is true enough.....did he culture? If not he has no way of knowing if it's bacterial or viral.  


I don't know how dr.s do cultures but I know he took some blood for testing.  Do they use blood samples to test cultures?
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well, I'm all red in the face. I'm thinking of sinus issues when I ask about swabbing. However, I still thought bronchitis could be both, but maybe it's only viral and the bacterial somes in if a secondary infection occurs. ??
A little more searching reveals there is indeed both kinds.
http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec04/ch041/ch041a.html



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I hope the cough stays gone!  

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I hope the cough stays gone!  


I think she gave it to me!!   I woke up coughing this morning. So much so I had to get up. Will see how the day goes. Hopefully yours will stay away Cathy. If it means me having to have it, so be it.



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This was a good website to see, very informative.  From this particular site it does look like there are two types of bronchitus...so how is a doctor, or patient, to know which one.  What I've been coughing up was mostly white, so according to this website I have a viral infection.

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I hope the cough stays gone!
  

So far I'm doin' all right.  I seem to get the urge to cough right as I lay down for the night.  I immediately get up and get water and drink and then bring cup of water and set it beside the bed, I feel like I'm sort of threatening the cough...saying, "I DARE you!!"   

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I think she gave it to me!!   I woke up coughing this morning. So much so I had to get up. Will see how the day goes. Hopefully yours will stay away Cathy. If it means me having to have it, so be it.  


OH MY!  I hope you don't have what I have!!  That's one thing I would NOT share with my friends!  I pray your coughing will quit before it starts!
I spent an hour and a half out in the sun yesterday with my dog, Cooper.  I sure felt good, it was very warm and spring like.  I thnk it helped.
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What I've been coughing up was mostly white, so according to this website I have a viral infection.


Great!!

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I seem to get the urge to cough right as I lay down for the night.


when I had that crud some months ago, night was always worse. I wound up sleeping in the lazy boy alot. I had that cough for 2-1/2 mths. It was when I did a parasite cleanse that it went away. Four days into the cleanse, it was gone. Whew!!  

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OH MY!  I hope you don't have what I have!!
I spent an hour and a half out in the sun yesterday ..I think it helped.


Certainly couldn't have hurt    and I doubt I have what you have, so no worries.  



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Cathy, did you get some more sun?

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Just now reading this...
Are you taking megadoses of vitamin C?
How about fasting? Sometimes something this stubborn requires drastic action. You may feel worse till you feel better....

What climate do you live in? I live in Chicago & hate the winter which can last up to 6 months IMHO. I need sunshine & exercise as well as good food.
Can you afford to travel to a warm climate during the winter?
Can you move somewhere else?
I don't know your whole story, but know that the depressing cold weather is a pain!!

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.... the depressing cold weather is a pain!!


yes, it is. I just told someone the other day I feel like I have SAD. I just feel in a funk in the winter, can't get motivated to do anything. I hate it!!




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Get some elderberry syrup at the healthfood store. It take care of it in a day or two.
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