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  • blueribbonfair 4:57 pm on June 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 100 day cough, choking cough, fainting, foaming mucis, Pertussis, sick, terrible coughing, whooping cough   

    I am going on week 6 of Pertussis, aka: whooping cough. About a week and 1/2 ago, I sat there thinking. I had just thrown up very strangely from coughing. I almost had fainted. I spun and everything went black. I was being choked. This next comment is not for the weak of heart: the mucus coming up foamed like a volcano going off and stuck. It was so strange. I had been diagnosed with bronchitis. I thought, ” I have had bronchitis at least 20 times in my life and this is no bronchitis memory I have ever had. I also had had 2 rounds of Prednisone plus 2 antibiotics-of which one was extremely strong. Since the cough was the worse when I used my asthma inhaler, I decided to look up inhaler use and why it would cause this. I read someone mentioning whooping cough. I went and read further. I had told my kids I had to make a weird sound to get my breath back after a coughing fit. This happened as the spell ended, and upon gasping for breath It clicked, “this is what I have.” It lasts from 5 weeks to 3 months.” I feel good on some days, but still have about 3 bad coughing fits. I am really weak some days and can hardly do more than computer things.

    I had thought because of immunizations that this illness was eradicated pretty much. I was wrong and I would not wish it on anyone. It is really bad in some areas.

    To learn more and for further study, I found this link helpful. It has audios of the sound I mentioned: http://www.whoopingcough.net/symptoms.htm

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  • blueribbonfair 5:11 pm on May 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , death, , hospital, , , May, missing out, sick, unreality   

    I sure miss blogging. I ended up in the hospital and put on steroids. Finally home, but still feel terrible from all the medication to keep me alive. Bad lung infections.I hate missing out on life as you are so sick you are wishing death. May is my favorite month and I missed it. It slowly moved past while my eyes were closed in unreality.

     
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