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@GardenGerty (102456)
United States
February 5, 2018 7:39pm CST
I had scheduled a regular quarterly check up on my diabetes for today, since I had the day off. My numbers have been a little high for the last three months. It is possible I have an infection going on. I still cough some and that is concerning to my doctor. So, I am on a new antibiotic that should help, so I do not develop bronchitis. I also mentioned that I might have a dental infection, not sure, and she said it would be good for that as well. We talked about the fact that working in the school it is really common to have lots of illnesses and not feel well. Especially when we work closely with kids who are having issues long term. Reporting about my sister: Her appointment was in a different town, to see a dermatologist. She has had a sore place in her nose for a long time. Kind of like cartilage and it hurts, especially if she has to blow her nose a lot. She has seen an ear nose and throat doctor who really had nothing to offer her. That was two years ago. The long and short of things is that they decided to apply liquid nitrogen to the excessive tissue in her nose and hope that takes care of it. It burns and stings. They used a cotton swab to apply it rather than a pressurized canister of liquid nitrogen. I hope it does the trick for her. We were pleasantly surprised that they actually did something for her on her first visit. So those appointments were the major part of my day. I am glad to be home. Hubby is bowling. I will see you in the morning.
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@sallypup (28460)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Feb
I imagine the kids give you lots of interesting illnesses. Your poor sister.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
This is a really bad year, in the schools and out. I am not sure what is wrong with me, I thought maybe indoor dust allergies, as I do not run a fever. However my blood glucose is not dropping and responding correctly to the things I do, so that and some pain, seems to indicate infection. I think schools need to have their ventilation systems steamed cleaned or something. We tend to pipe the germs through to everyone.
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@sallypup (28460)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Feb
@GardenGerty The ventilation system sounds like a possibility.
@shaggin (37636)
• United States
7 Feb
Oh gosh the procedure your sister has to have done inside her nose sounds awful. I would want to be out out for something like that. I hope the antibiotic clears up the infection for you. One good thing about being around sick kids a lot is after you have caught everything from the in a few years you should have built up a better resistance I was so sickly as a kid but by my teens I was rarely ever sick and same now. Every 2 or 3 years I get a sinus thing that turns to bronchitis then when it feels like I am breathing through a straw and think I might have pneumonia then I finally go to the doctor.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
I have never been diagnosed with bronchitis. My sister (younger) and mom used to get it. I used to stay really healthy, even working around kids, but I seem to have lost that immunity.
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@shaggin (37636)
• United States
7 Feb
That's not good
@celticeagle (119803)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Feb
Illness is not fun but a part of life I guess.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
I am feeling mostly tired, so I did not really realize I might still be sick.
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@celticeagle (119803)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Feb
@GardenGerty ......That's pretty tired.
@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
6 Feb
I hope that the liquid nitrogen applied with a cotton swab will help, but in a humid place like the nose I would be surprised. Laser should be used in this case.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
This is a first step. She has had some other growths removed on her face this way. They said a laser would produce a bigger sore.
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
7 Feb
@GardenGerty On the face is the way to go, inside the nose I am not sure it will work.
@spiderdust (7134)
• San Jose, California
6 Feb
I've had a cough myself for over a month. I'm just waiting to feel better.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
Oh this has been going on since November 10. I had pneumonia in November/December. I have not felt really well since then.
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• San Jose, California
7 Feb
@GardenGerty Oh, that's awful. It takes so long to recover!
@Courtlynn (55033)
• United States
6 Feb
Oh wow I'm sure that hurt her! Hope it helps her though. And hope you get better
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
It stung. She is more bothered by the pain from this spot getting irritated, and was glad that they acted promptly. She has had other doctors kind of give her the runaround. Thanks for the good wishes.
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@Courtlynn (55033)
• United States
7 Feb
@GardenGerty welcome
@RitzzView (2758)
• India
6 Feb
Appointments are first step to cure. Hope, everything is fine soon Get will soon to you and your sister
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
Thank you, we are trying.
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
12 Feb
@GardenGerty May your tries be successful
@JudyEv (134370)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Feb
That's good that they were able - and willing - to do something for your sister.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
Yes. She sometimes gets very frustrated. Sometimes things take multiple appointments before they act on anything.
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@rakski (21848)
• Philippines
6 Feb
So how is your new antibiotic working? I hope everything is well with and your sister.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
Well, the antibiotic is acting like they do. . . they have a few expected side effects and they work their way slowly to an improvement. I am trying to eat healthy for it.
@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
6 Feb
I hope you get a clean bill of health really soon.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
That would certainly be nice.
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@AmbiePam (50050)
• United States
6 Feb
I hope you feel better very soon!
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
I think sunshine and warmth would help a whole lot.
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@andriaperry (58385)
• United States
6 Feb
I took Tony to the doctor today, not good new and not bad news.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
Just mostly more of the same, I guess. Hold on to your sanity.
@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
6 Feb
My Dad is a big bowler, he's got trophies scattered all over the house.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
7 Feb
Okay @JolietJake. I just had a few moments of reading and thinking literally. First visualizing your dad as being a giant, and then imagining trophies strewn across the floor from room to room. I think it is close to bed time for me.
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