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Dumb (kinda) Question?

Friday, December 07, 2012

Folks, I'm a nurse. In intensive care, no less. I take care of sick people, very sick people, the sickest of the sick. What I don't do is GET
sick. Nothing a couple Tylenol won't cure, anyway,

Sooooooo, I woke up this morning. Coughed. And it hurt my chest. Got up to walk to kitchen. Weak. Muscles began to ache. Tried to carry on a conversation with hubby. Brain fog. Couldn't talk and make sense. Asked for some cham clouder for lunch.

So what's your diagnosis, prognosis. Will I live to blog again?

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KRICKET57 12/10/2012 10:43AM

    Good to hear you are on the mend. Every thing else can wait until you are better. Take care of yourself!

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HAPPYONE331 12/8/2012 9:05PM

    Thanks to all of you for your good advice and your concern. I did see a doctor and it's official: flu. I'm taking tamiflu and should be ok in a few days. Every thing that needs to be done will just have to wait. Just hope Santa's elves remain healthy! Love you all!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/8/2012 7:07PM

  I think you need some expert advice and check up please take care of you

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/8/2012 3:32PM

    I think you should go see a doctor. I don't know enough to tell you what I think it is. Hope you feel better soon whatever it is. emoticon

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CTUPTON 12/8/2012 3:05PM

    um....see a doctor....seems like the best idea... emoticon

We are all giving you permission to take care of yourself for a change!


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ICANINSIGHT 12/8/2012 10:26AM

    Sounds like flu, a trip to the doctor will confirm. Take care of yourself too along with others!

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    Sounds like a bad case of "I can't be sick, I gotta take care of everyone else!" In other words, get it checked out and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!
I hope you feel better soon.

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JUSTLLAMA 12/8/2012 2:24AM

    I'm a nurse too and my first reaction is either flu or stress. If it continues, I would make an appointment. Hope you feel better soon!

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PMFISH 12/7/2012 9:28PM

    Sounds like flu to me.

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CHRIS3874 12/7/2012 9:12PM

    Sounds like Influenza to me ( amateur medical doctor to my family oh and I seem to get stuck with giving last rites to all the dying pets - a job I detest) . But yeah get it checked out.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 12/7/2012 8:41PM

    Fact is that people who aren't often ill don't have as good a 'feel' for what might be wrong due to lack of personal experience in how it feels to be sick.... no matter what illnesses they've monitored in others. If unable to talk, make sense AND have no fever? that sounds like immediate medical check is in order to rule out the serious possibilities.
v/flu/ shows a map of where flu is showing up.

A few days ago a news report indicated that one (new?) strain of flu going around is not covered by the flu shot. What you're feeling can be minor, not minor...but sure feeling awful, so hopefully you've been to the doc before you even read this. For assurance, cure, whatever it takes. Hope you feel better asap.

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BEFIT016 12/7/2012 7:12PM

    I immediately came with stroke "weak...couldn't talk & make sense"

But, either way, you know what to do--ER or doctor.

Let us know.

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CATLADY52 12/7/2012 6:06PM

    Call your doctor. I'm sure they have an answer. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/7/2012 6:03PM

    I'd certainly be drinking LOTS of water, hot herb tea, soaking in a hot tub and eating Vitamin C.

Considering your exposure to all the sickies . . . maybe it's time for a visit to your Doc???

Just take care of YOU!

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PHATPAT18 12/7/2012 5:39PM

    upper respetory infection, pleursey? I have no medical background . Just guessing.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 12/7/2012 5:05PM

    pneumonia? flu?
I'm a retired nurse and that's what I came up with.


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