Thursday, December 02, 2010
I have read all your comments of love and encouragement. I take Cranberry Buchu concentrate by Natures Sunshine. My folks sell it and I get it at their cost. It is expensive but much better than a bladder infection. I also eat all natural plain yogurt with live culture and probiotics. I think it is good information for everyone to have and to share with others.
I have been huffing and puffing away on that funny little gizmo. I do not want another trip to hospital, the very idea give me chills. I said I knew how the animals in a zoo felt all caged up as I walked up and down the hallways.
I live in the country and a few minutes outside taking in deep breaths and long exhalations seems to be working.
Now I know why I was running out of puff...goodness sakes.
thank you for sharing your experiences also with collapsed lung. Shocking as it was, it is preventable and curable..thank you LORD. If I ever need surgery again, which I pray I don't...ugh...I will be taking and using that puffer at home. The doctor said that one I used in hospital would have been thrown away. If I had any idea that I could have had a collapsed lung, I would have brought it home.
Also, my dear sweet husband has brought the exercise bike into the living room to make it better to use. We have a recumbent bike as the other kind really hurts my backside etc. It only works if you can use it and after a few minutes on the regular kind of bike, I would be off it. ouch.
It isn't very pretty sitting in my living room but I don't care. It is a lot more practical than in the boring old spare room upstairs. Again, if you don't use it, you get no benefits.
I am not on it but my husband is. I am just going for many short walks during the day. I don't want to push too hard and give myself a set back. I really do have a horror of having a return visit to hospital.
The nurses and indeed all the staff were lovely people. I was given excellent care, it is just the thought of the pain and the feeling caged up that I can not stand. Home is best anyhow.
So, thank you for your input and kind comments and your excellent advice.
God bless you all and thanks for dropping by for a read.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
So, I bet the title got your attention...it sure got mine. I went to the doctor yesterday to ensure that the source of my reoccuring fevers was not because of my incision. Good news, the incision is healing beautifully.
HOWEVER...I have something common in people after surgery and it is called atelectasis...a collapsed lung! Now I really feel sick. I thought a collapsed lung was a dreadful thing that you died from but apparently not, as I am obvoiously here writing this out. I am pretty sure I am not a ghost.
The dr gave me the same gizmo they gave me in hospital to encourage deep breaths. sheesh, I wish they had told me to take the thing home and to keep up with the deep breathing.
I also have a bladder infection but that is neither here nor there. I have antibiotics for that. Not my first and not my last I am sure. Painful nasty things but a part of life I guess. However, I do believe I have never had a collapsed lung before. It weirds me out to even think of it.
I told my husband that I felt a whole lot better before I found out my lung is collapsed. I never in my life dreamed such a thing could happen to me. I am out walking up and down, taking in deep breaths, and exhaling deeply too. Man, I want my lung back where it is supposed to be so I do not need any more medical interventions.
I was treated very kindly, make no mistake, but I have no more desire to return to hospital that I do to break a leg. What a nightmare place the hospital is. Full of sick folks, let me out of there!!!
Lets just say, I am highly motivated to get this thing reversed...who knew???
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
There is a bit of the white stuff coming down. Some flakes and some pellet snow. Of course, I have to drive to town to see the doctor.
Not much to say today. I didn't sleep so good last night so I will keep it short.
God bless you all,
Monday, November 29, 2010
I fully blame my sister in law for my fifth cat. She bought me a mug that says "one cat leads to another' on one side and "crazy cat lady" on the other.
It was a few days after I got that mug that my little Lily showed up cold, hungry and afraid. LOL, Indeed, one cat does lead to another, but what does a person do? The SPCA is over run with cats and will not take anymore and I most certainly would not even think of leaving her out in the cold like her previous owners did...sheeesh. So, here she sits, fat and purring, happy to be inside with her new Mommy and Daddy who love her and all the rest of the fur babies who we share this house with...five cats...oh my...but I can not even imagine not helping them out. They are all rescues, and they love me and my husband with as much kitty love as they contain. We love them right back.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I am starting to get a bit ansty stuck in the house and have started taking short walks. I am careful to stay close to home as I do not want to run out of puff and have to make my way home still.
I live in the country so our homes are not really close together like in the city. I am sure if I were in distress someone would eventually drive by and help me but I do not risk my recovery in any way shape or form. I can get as much good out of walking back and forth within a safe distance of my house as I can from setting out for a good old hike like I used to.
Speaking of people coming along to offer help...oh my goodness. When I first started my walking program, people would see me out and stop their cars and ask me did I need a drive somewhere. I would thank them and explain I really wanted to walk the 3km into the village. Now they all wave as they drive past, and it would be just my luck to really need help and have them wave and drive by...LOL
I am thankful that I live in a wonderful tight knit loving community. My husband and I moved here 3 years ago and we are both really involved in our community. The locals have really embraced us as family so we are very blessed with good friends and neighbours. I am going to call my neighbour and tell her I am sick of looking at my four walls, and I will see if she is free so I can go over there and look at her four walls for a while. We have a good visit every time. And she makes really good coffee...LOL
I think I am rambling and I hear one of my five cats crying to be let in so I better go. Yes, I said five cats. That is one thing about the country, plenty of mice and plenty of free cats. Yes, mine are all rescues and are all spayed and neutered except for the little girl someone dropped off here on Halloween night. She is pregnant...oh joy!
Thanks for reading my friends,
God bless you,
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