Not My Coffee!

@andriaperry (12200)
Anniston, Alabama
April 20, 2017 11:43am CST
Its easy to see that I do not have the easiest life, I am over worked and underpaid, I need sleep more and more, some days I nearly fall over from exhaustion. BUT.... I make do and I take care of the business and I have this 24/7 patient in the house and its harder taking care of him than working HARD labor. I got up after listening to him cough off and on for an hour, usually he will take a breathing treatment and I can get back to sleep but not this morning, he was in full whine mode! I got up and turned on the coffee pot while asking him why he not take a breathing treatment. He hooked it up and took one. I checked my own blood sugar and got me a cup of coffee, sat down for a second. And that is all it took, I sat down! Whining he said " I cant breathe, its that coffee!" I said "it is not." and went to pay attention to him, I turned the fan on. Blood pressure 126/69 - Blood sugar 130 He said 'I cant breathe." I told him to sit up, or rather get in the recliner. I put the thing on his finger to check his oxygen - 98. I showed him and I told him to go back to sleep. But I made him an egg sandwich and gave him his morning meds and 1/2 pain pill and told him go to sleep. I know for a fact he has not slept more than a few hours at a time, he needs more sleep. See... I took him to his lung doctor on Monday and everything is fine, he can breathe. So he needs to get off my coffee, I already told him I don`t see how I can live in my own house if I cannot cook or make my coffee.
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• United States
20 Apr
I really do feel bad that this is how your day started.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
Its okay I have had worst mornings.
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@Corbin5 (50693)
• United States
20 Apr
That is one very difficult and exhausting job you have caring for Tony. I do hope he goes to sleep to give you a break.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
He did and I am taking a nap!
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@Corbin5 (50693)
• United States
20 Apr
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@paigea (17916)
• Canada
21 Apr
@andriaperry Take those naps when you can!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Apr
I'm sorry, sounds like it was a rough morning for you. I hope the rest of your day goes well.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
I took a nap and I have to go into town for prescriptions refills.
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@1creekgirl (5254)
• United States
20 Apr
I feel for ya.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
He went to sleep and I am about to take a nap and ditch work.
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@RasmaSandra (7192)
• Riga, Latvia
20 Apr
Hope things go better and hope you get that much needed rest. I used to be like if I had things to do I just kept going like a clock and one day I lay down because I was stumbling over my feet. Now I know better never exhaust myself just lay down when I need it and I do feel better for it.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
If he is in a panic and thinks he can`t breathe, I have to first make sure, if his stats are ok then I need to calm him down, then I would get to rest, if not I will be at the hospital with a full blown panic attack because he "thinks" he cant breathe.
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@GardenGerty (82144)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Apr
@andriaperry been there, done similar, but no one complained of my coffee.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
20 Apr
What is his breathing treatment? Is it just albuturol, or something similar?
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
He has the machine and you squirt the vile of liquid in the cup and turn it on, I changed the hand held to the mask when he got out of the hospital the last time.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
20 Apr
@andriaperry yeah im familiar with those . sorry your morning is off to such a sucky and whiney start.
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@marlina (48993)
• Canada
20 Apr
It looks like it is very demanding on you. You do need your coffee. It is a little compensation for you.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
I will have my coffee, I will move it into the office, close the door and enjoy it and the alone time in the quiet closed off room.
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@Kandae11 (11386)
20 Apr
You do have a lot on your plate. It must be awful not being able to breathe properly.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
It is and I know because I have asthma.
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@KristenH (14089)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
20 Apr
Glad he's doing well and breathing fine. Hope you get your own coffee and enjoy it in peace.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
I had 3 cups!
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@KristenH (14089)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
20 Apr
@andriaperry That's a lot to keep you awake and alert all day.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
@KristenH I went right to sleep and had a 1 1/2 hour nap, coffee does not keep me awake.
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@PatZAnthony (8529)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
21 Apr
Have you read about the health benefits of coffee for certain illnesses? We know many who make themselves sicker than they are b/c they talk themselves into whatever they think about for the moment. Hope things change for the better for you soon.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
Things can only get better!
• Banks, Oregon
21 Apr
That sounds so difficult it is hard caring for someone when you feel like it's hard to make them happy.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
Men, you can never make them happy!
@ChesneyM (6525)
21 Apr
Sounds like you have a hard time there...
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
Its all good now.
@allknowing (50732)
• India
21 Apr
Too bad your husband does not think of you when you are doing so much for him. These men I say
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
Not my husband but I know what you mean.
@DianneN (38668)
• United States
21 Apr
I feel bad for each of you.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
LOL, dont I will make it. You could hire me a robot maid
@LoriAMoore (10646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Apr
Hang in there.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
By my finger nails now
@teamfreak16 (22357)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
20 Apr
You can't go without coffee. That would be tough to give up.
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• Rochester, New York
20 Apr
I hope you were able to enjoy the rest of your day.
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@andriaperry (12200)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Apr
Yeah I went to work and came back and worked around outside.
@Tampa_girl7 (23606)
• United States
22 Apr
I wonder why he thought the smell of coffee was effecting his breathing ?
@paigea (17916)
• Canada
21 Apr
You need your coffee! That is not negotiable.
@silvermist (17611)
• India
21 Apr
@andriaperry I wonder how your worst morning will be ,if this is not it.