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Offline lforsyth

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Pneumonia
« on: March 17, 2011, 09:20:49 PM »
I've just spent Monday afternoon through this afternoon with pneumonia. Breathing treatments ever four hours and IV's every four hours after that. More meds on top of the 10 I'm also on.  It was intents.

This has been my second time going to emergency and did not know I would be locked away for 4 days. The hospital had an open computer to send messages out, I did, there were no responses from work.

Two nurses looked on my Dog and Cat.

Glad to be home with the animals. People who looked in on my Dog and Cat (nurses in the hospital) helped me to cope with no having friends to do that job. I know it's my fault that I do not feel that I have any one who I can ask for help in the gay community.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2011, 09:26:57 PM by lforsyth »
Tested POZ in 1986, knew there was something wrong in 1985. 04/2010 CD4: 975 Viral Load undetectable. Prezista, Norvir, Truvada, Acyclovir, Plavix, Lisinopril, Metoprolol and a bedtime snack of Lipitor (YUM)

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 04:17:35 AM »
That sounds truly horrible.  I've had pneumonia a few times and it's not fun. 

Sucks being stuck in the hospital so glad to hear your home with your animals.  I'm sure they really missed you.

Hugs,
AA
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Offline denb45

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 11:05:19 AM »


lforsyth take care of yourself, I've had  pneumonia twice before, and PCP, NOT FUN...feel better  ;)

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Offline Theyer

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 07:14:41 PM »
Take good care off yourself, Glad your home with the pets, kind nurse,s to look in . The one benefit for me was it made me give up smoking ,pneumonia that is.
Though at this present moment I could kill for a ciggy.
Ifo keep us posted on your recovery
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theyer
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 07:26:11 PM »
sorry to hear that you're been so sick; but I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better. Escaping from the hospital is always a good thing. LOL Take care, and do keep us posted on your recovery ;)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

Offline rondrond

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 08:36:08 PM »
I always drag a trip to the hospital as a measure of last resort as I hate th words "ugh, we'll be keeping you for observation/immediate treatment...


Glad you're home and the animals didn't have to suffer.

Ronnie
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Offline drewm

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 08:41:06 PM »
Glad you're better!  :D
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Offline lforsyth

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 09:27:03 PM »
Glad to be out there also. Driving home was a bit much. Today, my arches and knees hurt so much.. I spent 3 days laying in bed. I sent emails everyday to my management. I got no acknowledgment at all,

When i came back to wok it was like nothing happened. My manager laughed at parts when I described my experience. She ridiculed me.
Tested POZ in 1986, knew there was something wrong in 1985. 04/2010 CD4: 975 Viral Load undetectable. Prezista, Norvir, Truvada, Acyclovir, Plavix, Lisinopril, Metoprolol and a bedtime snack of Lipitor (YUM)

Offline David Evans

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 12:19:09 AM »
Hi Drew,

I can tell by your post that you mean well, but this form (Long Term Survivors) is devoted to that group of people and we ask people who aren't LTS not to post in the forum.

Thanks,
David

Offline drewm

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 12:42:25 AM »
Hi Drew,

I can tell by your post that you mean well, but this form (Long Term Survivors) is devoted to that group of people and we ask people who aren't LTS not to post in the forum.

Thanks,
David

Sorry David, everyone, I didn't pay close enough attention.  :)
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DEC 2010
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 03:47:42 AM »
Glad to hear that you had such wonderful and thoughtful nurses.
Hope you get rid of the Pneumonia quickly. How long did they say it would take before your well again?
All the best
Jeff
Positive since 1985

Offline CaptCarl

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 08:59:33 PM »
When i came back to wok it was like nothing happened. My manager laughed at parts when I described my experience. She ridiculed me.

So tell the bitch to Fuck Off. Sounds like she needs to hear it...
The only thing I can do straight is shoot..

Offline Nate

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2011, 11:32:27 AM »
I was in bed for 3 months with PCP...that was when I learned HOW MUCH OXYGEN OUR BODIES REALLY NEED JUST TO SIT UP IN BED!!!  As soon as I was better, I started jogging again and relishing the feel of being able to take deep breaths again!!  I WILL NEVER TAKE MY LUNGS FOR GRANTED AGAIN!  Im glad you are better...pneumonia sucks!
I take Candy from Strangers ;-p

Offline sorryass

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Re: Pneumonia
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2011, 10:43:21 PM »
Larry, good to hear your home, and your pets are Ok.  Those nurses were very kind.  There are many people like that in this world, we are blessed when they fall into our lives.  Pneumonia certainly can drain you of energy, mentally and physically.  No doubt when you got help, it felt good to give in, and let the doctors take charge.

Hope your health continues to improve, I'm sure those pets of yours missed you!
Bertram
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