Hospital Again

By Gill
@Gillygirl (17623)
Sutton, England
March 2, 2017 1:17am CST
Good morning to everyone. Had a COPD flare up yesterday and had to go to hospital. Had back to back nebulisers. Breathing is okay now but feel very sick from medication. Unfortunately side effects can be nearly as debilitating as an illness. I'm now way behind with notifications although I did put a little time in yesterday. Not sure when I'll be back online. I'm going to rest up more.
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@LadyDuck (189105)
• Switzerland
2 Mar 17
I am sorry, do not worry about notifications, try to rest and take care of yourself.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
I'm gradually coming around now. Just taking it easy and resting. Got bored so resting on settee with laptop.
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@LadyDuck (189105)
• Switzerland
2 Mar 17
@Gillygirl I can understand that you feel bored doing nothing, but do not overdo.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
@LadyDuck I'm feeling tired so logging out now and watching TV.
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@DianneN (92360)
• United States
2 Mar 17
I'm so sorry to hear that. I stopped by yesterday and was so surprised not to see you. You just take care of yourself and feel well real soon. Giant hugs to you.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thank you there has been a vast improvement in last hour. I had a threatened flare up not long ago so ran out of rescue pack. This may have been Asthma as I'm coming back rapidly now. At least they didn't make me stay in hospital. Blood test showed no infection either.
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@DianneN (92360)
• United States
2 Mar 17
@Gillygirl I'm glad to hear you are feeling much better, have no infection, and didn't have to stay in the hospital. I'd stock up on those rescue packs if at all possible.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
3 Mar 17
@DianneN I went to my doctor this afternoon as they like to follow up after a visit to Accident and Emergency. I got a spare pack. The witch doctor used to tell me off for going to hospital as it cost the surgery £300. It costs them nothing if the visit is out of practice hours.
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• United States
2 Mar 17
Hope that your rest will help get rid of all of the nasty sickness the nebulizer treatment gave. Rest first, notifications later.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
The effects of the nebs have worn off now and just waiting for steroids to kick in to get rid of inflammation.
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• United States
3 Mar 17
@Gillygirl Well I do hope they've long since kicked in and that you are back to normal. Did you ever get clearance for flight?
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
3 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I am much better after a long sleep. I am okay to fly short haul but husband doesn't want me to risk it yet.
@fishtiger58 (30316)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Mar 17
I hope all goes well and you are feeling better soon.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thank you I'm gradually coming round. Just need to rest as tired.
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@fishtiger58 (30316)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Mar 17
@Gillygirl Hope you get all the rest you need.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
3 Mar 17
@fishtiger58 I didn't get up until 11am today. Had a good long sleep and feel a bit better for it.
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@ShifaLk (8581)
• India
2 Mar 17
Please take care
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thank you I am taking great care as I don't wish to have a long stay in hospital again.
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@ShifaLk (8581)
• India
4 Mar 17
@Gillygirl yes. It's one of the worst experiences to be in hospital
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
5 Mar 17
@ShifaLk I was in there so much last year I don't wish for that to happen again.
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• New Delhi, India
2 Mar 17
Take rest dear
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thank you!
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• New Delhi, India
2 Mar 17
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
3 Mar 17
@amitkokiladitya I am much better than I was yesterday.
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
2 Mar 17
Sorry to hear that Gill. How long are you going to stay in the hospital to fully recover? Get well soon!
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
I wasn't admitted to hospital but went to emergency. They weren't going to let me home. I am having my meds in my house now as I hate being in hospital. Spent too much time there last year.
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
2 Mar 17
@Gillygirl Hospitals are sad places, I don't like them either. It is good to have a doctor watching over you now, I hope they will send you home soon.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
@besweet I am at home and having my meds here. Still very tired.
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@pammooratan (4676)
• India
2 Mar 17
Take rest..and medicines too.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thank you I am resting and taking my medicine.
• India
2 Mar 17
@Gillygirl Hoping you will recover soon.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
@pammooratan
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
I hope you are better now.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thank you coming round more gradually but very tired.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 17
@Gillygirl rest well so that you will get better fast.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
@nottoooldtowrite I will as I have rushed things with previous flare ups. Got so bored that I am mylotting on and off. Will have to stop when hubby comes back in as he told me not to use the computer.
• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Mar 17
Do rest up...hope you feel better. Is COPD a severe condition?
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
It is a disease where lung function reduces over a period of time. The only way to treat it is with inhalers to slow the disease down.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Mar 17
@Gillygirl So sorry to hear. It sounds really terrible. Have you additional alternative remedy?
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
@Gita17112016 No I don't believe in them.
@JudyEv (142064)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Mar 17
Don't worry about keeping up. Compared to your health it isn't important. Everyone (of any consequence) will understand. Sorry you've had a flare up.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thanks coming round more now and taking care not to have to go back and be admitted properly which is what happened many times last year.
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@JudyEv (142064)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Mar 17
@Gillygirl It sounds a continual juggle.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
3 Mar 17
@JudyEv It can be as in the past I have left it a little late to call for help. I didn't this time so no admission to hospital thankfully.
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@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
2 Mar 17
Get your rest, it's important. I hope you feel better soon
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
3 Mar 17
I've rested a lot today as was so tired. Went to my docs this afternoon and got a spare rescue pack.
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
2 Mar 17
My goodness, that sounds as bad as drowning! I hope that you are all right now. Is there a way to bring it under control forever? It must be terrible to live with such condition, almost like living with an unpredictable time bomb.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
There is no cure just medicines to control it. I had managed with going to emergency all winter but flare up was sudden.
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@Fleura (7435)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 17
So sorry to hear you have been having so much trouble, I hope it will be transient.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thanks still feeling very rough so mylotting for a while to take my mind off it. At least the sickness has gone.
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@Kandae11 (40337)
2 Mar 17
You will be missed, but take as much rest as you need.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thanks sickness has gone but still feel very shaky and disorientated. Thought I'd spent 30 mins or so on here to keep my mind off it.
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@PainsOnSlate (20859)
• Canada
2 Mar 17
Get well soon and take care of yourself, we all get behind at times...
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thanks I won't be on here too long but it is helping take my mind off it.
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@Ronrybs (8115)
• London, England
2 Mar 17
Hope you get better soon, there can't be much worse than illnesses that repeatedly flare up
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
It's vile when a big flare up starts. I had an arterial gas test which showed my oxygen level at 92%. I am using and oximeter at present to monitor it. It's hovering around 93% and needs to come up more.
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@Poppylicious (10096)
2 Mar 17
Rest and recovery are far more important than anything else. Look after yourself ... *huggles*
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
Thanks not so sick but oxygen levels still a bit low. Bored with resting so come online for a while.
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@allknowing (73249)
• India
2 Mar 17
myLot is the last thing that you should be worrying about in your condition. . I agree with you about medicines having side effects. There is no medicine that is free from side effects.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
The nebulisers made me feel so sick and dizzy. This has worn off now. Feel a bit shaky and oxygen level not brilliant at 93%. Am taking constant rest.
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@mysdianait (64381)
• Italy
2 Mar 17
So sorry to hear that you are sick Rest and take care and get back when you are fit again
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
I was admitted to hospital so many times last year I am worried that this is going to happen again. I'm a bit better but watching my oxygen levels carefully.
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@mysdianait (64381)
• Italy
2 Mar 17
@Gillygirl Oh dear I surely hope that will not be the case! I must go and check your posts to see what exactly that iillness is
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
2 Mar 17
@mysdianait I've only discussed it layman terms Diana. Here is a link to the NHS site about COPD. I've been reluctant to discuss the medical aspects as I know other COPD sufferers on here. Everybody is affected differently. My problem is more chronic bronchitis more than anything else.
Find out about the main treatments for COPD, including inhalers, medication and surgery in rare cases.
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