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Offline aztecan

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Something different
« on: November 17, 2010, 11:44:04 PM »
An interesting day. I spent sex hours in an emergency room.

I have taken others to the ER, but I don't think I have gone to one for myself in years - until today.

It started last night. I started having severe chills, fever, night sweats and my joints were freezing up. I haven't had anything like that since I had meningitis, which, I must admit, left me less than enthused.

This morning, I was having trouble breathing.

So, I reluctantly went to the ER here. I'm on the road, in Gallup, NM. I have to say they were very nice and took very good care of me at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Medical Center.

Well howdy. I had a chest X rays, copious numbers of blood tests, an EKG and, finally, a CT scan of my chest.

No heart problems, no embolisms.

I have pneumonia.

Oh joy.

They gave me IV antibiotics, plus a prescription for Levaquin.

I will feel better soon. But it came on so quickly and, naturally, while I was out of town.

I may take a day off to help me get over this. It still is painful to breathe. We'll see.

But it was an interesting day.


« Last Edit: November 17, 2010, 11:51:58 PM by aztecan »
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Re: Something different
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 11:49:30 PM »
oh man Mark, I won't mention that fruedian slip in your first line LOL,
and instead say take care of yourself and get well FAST!

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Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Something different
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 12:39:00 AM »
crap!   Get well soon!

Offline BT65

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Re: Something different
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 04:46:26 AM »
That totally sucks, Mark.  I hope you're feeling better soon.  They didn't give you an inhaler?  That may have helped you breathe better; maybe you can hit your own doctor up for one.

I had pneumonia a couple summers ago.  I remember going to see the doctor, and after he examined me etc., he asked me if I wanted him to give me a prescription for nicotine patches.  I told him my insurance didn't cover them anymore, to which he replied that they were really no more expensive than cigarettes.  I told him that in my case they were, because I was smoking roll-your-own cigarettes.  He was already looking not so very amused, but when I mentioned the roll-your-own cigs, he made the worst face.  I took that to mean they may be more harsh than regular (already rolled) cigs. 

Anyway, he prescribed me an inhaler, and it helped greatly.  And no, I don't still smoke roll-your-owns. ;)
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Re: Something different
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 05:28:43 AM »
Oh Mark I am sorry.it seems typical after the numbers the bump. However it strikes me that you got on top off pretty fast and it was good to read that you felt well looked after . Hope your recovery period is all it should be, I will be thinking off you and sending get well vibes as I travel the length off the UK, with trolley suitcase, rucksack and dog doing my thin man travels.

added 5 secs after posting please take some time off to rest recuperate,it was not a hang nail. Or are you a long way from your home at the moment? as you say it came on out off town. any way cyber hugs.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Something different
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 08:05:40 AM »

 I have to say they were very nice and took very good care of me at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Medical Center.

Well howdy. I had a chest X rays, copious numbers of blood tests, an EKG and, finally, a CT scan of my chest.

I have pneumonia.

Glad to hear that you were in good hands !!  Wishing you a speedy recovery Mark .. I tell ya, if it's not one thing it's another ! Take it easy.

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Offline SteveInToronto

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Re: Something different
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 08:38:39 AM »
I hope you are feeling better soon, Mark.


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Re: Something different
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 09:41:49 AM »
Hope you feel better soon, Mark
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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Something different
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 09:51:47 AM »
Wishing you a speedy recovery!  Rest, eat well, and get better soon.

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Re: Something different
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2010, 10:14:09 AM »
Wishing you a speedy recovery!  Rest, eat well, and get better soon.

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Re: Something different
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2010, 10:17:11 AM »
Get well hugs...and kisses.....
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Re: Something different
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2010, 10:17:55 AM »
Hoping you recover quickly Mark , feel better soon .
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Re: Something different
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2010, 11:55:11 AM »
so  sorry to hear that Mark   been through that routine twice  ended up in Hospital for a week the last time..... same thing , quick onset ,couldnt breathe, aches all over, very painful  off to the Dr/emergency room  admitted to Hospital...

Glad you were able to avoid Hospital stay  GET WELL   .......rest... eat  even if it tastes bad....

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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Something different
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2010, 12:02:40 PM »
Mark, get well soon.


Offline RAB

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Re: Something different
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2010, 01:06:25 PM »
Been there done that, did not like it at all.

Same as you and Nick, comes on very quikly and before you know it BAM!

Get better soon and make sure you're forcing lots of liquids, esp. if you're running a fever!


Offline AlanBama

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Re: Something different
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2010, 11:57:32 AM »
Poor guy;  so sorry this happened honey.  I went through the exact same thing back in the summer.  I was FINE at dinner time; but very soon afterward, I had violent chills and fever, and couldn't catch my breath; so it was 911 and a trip to the ER....the dreaded "P WORD" ( but didn't find this out until a bit later on)

I hate pneumonia -- there's nothing "new" about it !  ;)    Hope you are soon back to normal

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Re: Something different
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2010, 12:31:40 PM »
Hope you are soon back to normal

I'm not sure that Mark's even been normal.  ;) 

But I sure hope he is feeling better soon.


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