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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Hi everyone. I saw my Dr. today and he said I have actute bronchitis. I also had a chest x-ray as he wants to make sure I don't have pneumonia. He gave me a prednisone shot, an antibiotic to take for the next 10 days, and more cough syrup with codeine. I am to continue with my breathing treatments 4 times a day as needed.

The waiting room was jammed with coughing people. My doc said he can't believe how many people have bronchitis this year. I couldn't get in to see him last week...he had nothing open. My DH has an appointment on the 13th to see him. Hope he can help him with some medicine too. So I guess I won't be going anywhere soon. I'm just chillin' and enjoying getting my cards done and things like that. I do have to do laundry tomorrow though. But. that's all I'll do besides our dishes, of course. I called and have all the gift baskets ordered for my family members and they are going to be delivered Dec. 19. I can't believe how organized I am this year. But as a friend said, " You have no choice as you are staying home! " How true that is, sadly. I'd rather be out and involved. Oh well...

Thanks to all who commented on my blog and on Max's latest picture under the tree. I appreciate it, as does Max.

Elayne and Max
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    emoticon praying for you both!
    1928 days ago
    I am praying for you, and hope you will be over this really soon.

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    1929 days ago
    Wish I could leave you homemade chicken noodle soup at your door.

    May you emoticon recover soon
    1929 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear about your illness and hope you get better soon.
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    1929 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    My dear friend, I want you to know my prayers are with you, Please take good care of yourself, get plenty of rest and be sure to pamper you.. Get Well Soon. Big HUGS.. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1929 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2012 6:06:30 AM
    I read in one of the Spark People Health articles that the flue season has hit early. So take care, keep warm and get well.

    1930 days ago
    Get well soon...sounds like you have Christmas under control...Enjoy your quiet time....

    1930 days ago
    Poor you Elayne, I so feel for you, I used to suffer so badly with bronchitis every year, especially when I was a child. Praying the Lord touches you swiftly and Arjay too. emoticon
    1930 days ago
  • MOGAL1946
    Keep on resting & taking that medicine and soon you will be all well. Wish hubby could get in sooner so he could get to feeling better too. emoticon
    1930 days ago
    Hope you feel better real soon !
    1930 days ago
    I hope you get well soon!
    1930 days ago
  • MRE1956
    Yeah, tell me about the unpleasantness of staying at home (for whatever reason)!


    It's already being reported that the flu season is anticipated to be a rough be on your guard, and hang in there!
    1930 days ago
    Glad you were finally able to see the doctor. Keep following the doctor's instructions as you take the best care of you. My prayers will continue for you and Arjay. Hope your medicine helps and you are soon feeling better. Glad that you are so well organized this year and have your shopping and decorating done.
    Continued blessings and hugs for you, Arjay and Max.
    1930 days ago
    1930 days ago
    Thank goodness you finally got in to see your doctor, Elayne. Sorry to hear you have bronchitis - though it did seem that whatever you had was persistent and needed treatment, so I am glad you finally have something to take for it. I hope he can help Arjay as well. I know the feeling of being cooped up, as I have been most of the's great that you have everything pretty much sorted out, and hopefully by the time Christmas is here you and Arjay will both be well enough to get out and about again. Take care and enjoy your card writing!

    Hugs to you and Arjay, and a big meow to Max!

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    1931 days ago
  • LORRAINE10141
    1931 days ago
    Take care of yourself and listen to your body. Sounds like alot of flu this year and it's starting early. Get well!
    1931 days ago
    Take care of yourself. It can be dangerous if you don't. emoticon
    1931 days ago
    Bronchitis seems to be all over the place. In Oshawa, Ontario, there are a great number of people with it as well. My daughter has been battleing it for the last 2 months. Praying that you will get better soon. Just make sure you get plenty of rest. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1931 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Glad you finally got to see the Dr. They are saying the flu is coming early and hitting hard. Telling people to stay home at least a week. That will allow the body to heal. Take care and don't push too hard.
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    1931 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    So glad you went to the doc. Hope the meds kick right in and help you get over this very soon. I've heard so many people have bronchitis right now. I love the picture of Max under the tree :)
    1931 days ago
  • LINDA!
    So happy to hear that you went to the doctor. Although I know you feel really sick right now - hope to hear that the meds help you soon.

    Oh, I had just admired the Christmas picture with Max last week. I now see there is a new one. He is so adorable - don't tell him. He may get concieted. emoticon
    1931 days ago
    I don't know how I missed Max's picture under the tree except I haven't been on SP much this week. The pictures are adorable!!!

    Sure am praying you don't have pneumonia, broncitus is bad enough. Hoping the medicine helps and that your DH can get some relief too. Glad you have your shopping done!! Wish I could say that! I haven't even finished decorating!!!

    Hugs to you all!
    1931 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    WOW! Take care of yourself!
    1931 days ago
    Follow Dr.'s orders and be well for the holidays! Hope hubby gets well too. Hugs.
    1931 days ago
    Well, at least you don't have pneumonia. Keep taking it easy and let your body heal up. Hugs and kisses for all of you.
    1931 days ago
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