Just an update on me

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48710)
United Kingdom
July 1, 2009 2:31am CST
Most of my Friends here know of my Illness and have been here for me and still are Well I just wanted to update you all as I do not write much about it any more for more then 1 reason. As most of you know the Doctor I have here is rubbish, well after 2 years of fighting, I am back under a Lung Consultant, and guess what? He is wonderful, he has now put me on Medication that should prevent the amount of Infection I have on the Lungs, he has also given me Tablets to regularly bring up all the rubbish in the Lungs, as that is one reason of the Infections I have been getting, it has been staying there and of course the Infections where staying in my Lungs. I have just been through all the tests again, as he wanted everything updated, the Medication is helping, it has also got rid of the Infection that had been there since before Christmas, so now I will not need to see this Doctor here any more as such, she also got in trouble as she nearly overdosed me. I get a copy of Letters sent to her for my Medical File here at home for the Nurses, so I knew that these Tablets I am only to take 1 Tablet 3 x a week , when I went to get them she had prescribed as in 1 Tablet 3x A DAY , the maximum on these Tablets in a severe Case is 1 Tablet 2x a Day, if I would not have been aware of it I would have been in Hospital within 48 hours fighting for my Life I am also now under a Gastric Consultant, since I had my Gall Bladder removed I have had a lot of Problems Again ignored at first 2 months ago rushed to Hospital at night being on the drip for 5 hours to stop me being sick, Xrays showed my Bowls are not emptying even though I was going to the Toilet up to 20 times a Day Well I have to have Blood tests again and also now take Medication for it, then go back in 3 months and if it is not working then I will have to go through a lot of tests The Consultant believes it is due to the removal of my Gall Bladder as this can happen, as the Gall Bladder clears before hitting the Bowls well there is no Gall Bladder now to do this, it happens in rare caes and again I might have to go on Meds for this for the rest of my Life But all in all I am not being cared for PROPERLY after 2 1/2 years of suffering Thank you to all my Friends who have always been here for me from the start of joining here and now I have had this illness now 7 years and a lot of you have always been here and picked me up one way or another To make it a Discussion, have you got wonderful Friends like this?????I know I have and am so grateful for having them
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I am so glad that you finally got a Doc that cares! I like you never liked that other one seemed like she never did anything to help. hugssssssssssssssssssssss ANd Am sure this doc will find out all about you and soon and maybe get things in order now!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 09
I hope so to but so far so good I know you have never liked her as you know what has been going on and how much she neglected me Big Hugs to you
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 Jul 09
Yes I am so glad that you got rid of her. and big hugs back
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I do....and I count my blessings everyday! We are so very lucky and now you are even luckier that you have some resolution to your problems. Good for you!!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 09
Thank you Jill and yes we are very lucky
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@AmbiePam (51159)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Were you stuck with that awful doctor because of the health care system? I'm just so glad you got a nice lung consultant. Getting someone to actually listen is the best feeling in the world to me. At least when it comes to a doctor. Some doctors it feels like I'm beating my head against a brick wall!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 09
I had to fight to get these Consultants as this Doctor is a waste of time and space
• India
1 Jul 09
Oh my gosh! I knew you were ill, but I had no idea of the exact nature of your illness. This sure sounds terrible, and you are really great for being able to put up with so much. And you are always so cheerful and so sweet. You are a real darling Gabs. I know all these things might never heal, but still...I wish you better health. Love to Gissi! Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 09
Hi Sweetheart not many People do know how sick I really am, they see me as me because I am not willing to give up I did the first 12 months I just did not want to go through anymore but I got through it with the love of my Children and my wonderful Man now and then later with Friends on here Don't get me wrong I have moments and some Friends have seen/ heard me cry, despair and wishing it was not there but I always get back up when I fall down, the first time in my Life I am being loved, cared and respected by a wonderful Man who stands by me no matter what, I have my Children, Gissi and wonderful Friends like you and for all them I will always be Gabs the way I am now Love to you wonderful Friend
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Hi gabs, First of all, how is Gissi doing? I hope she feels better. Now Since we hadn't met back when you talked about your illness, If you don't mind I'd like to know. We can PM if you'd like. Or if you don't want to talk about it, that's OK. I'm glad your lung infection is gone. My hubby has COPD, so I know how difficult it can be. As for wonderful friends, Mylot has provided me with the best friends ever!! They support me in everything that happens to me. I can't ask for more. Hugssss leenie
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 09
Hi there Leenie Gissi is just fine, but still has to be careful but doing great and back to his self lol I have COPD Emphasimia and Asthma I was diagnosed 7 years ago and they thought then that I had already had it for a while I got bullied out of my Job, I fought them, made myself sicker, had a break down, I won but they did not pay what they should have, I was not strong enough to take them to court, my Doctor said no as it would finish me of, I am now on Anti Depressants, which they tried to get me of a couple of times on my request, it does not work, I get really bad Basically the Illness just topped with everything I had been through all my Life and fought and carried on but the Doctor said my Body was tired Then she informed me that I was not fit enough to go back to work, that broke me more, I have always been active and after that well just everything seems to happen lol But I am still a Fighter and no matter what I will keep fighting Hugs Leenie
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Well Sweetie, You just keep on fighting!! My hubby has COPD, emphezema, and Asthma as well. He's had asthma since he was a little boy. The rest has been long before I met him. He does well with the meds. he takes. I am so glad you have a good Pulmonologist now. I too have a good one. I get shortness of breath all the time and he tested me to make sure it wasn't my lungs. As it turned out I have a leaky Tricuspid Valve in my heart. I've already had 2 open heart surgeries, once to repair and 2nd to replace my Mitral Valve. I also have a Pacemaker. But he Spinal Stenosis is what disabled me in the first place. What would we do without Mylot and the wonderful friends we've met to care about us and and that we care about? Keep us informed gabs because we often get wrapped up in our own lives and forget to ask. Hugsssssss leenie
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 09
Oh Leenie I am so sorry to read this See this is another thing that I will do to keep myself above I always think there are People worse then me and that I need to buck up When I first got it I was looked after well, 2 years ago I moved here and the Doctor here well I will say no more but now after a 2 year fight with her and to keep myself going I won and I am back under a Consultant and within 5 weeks he had me feeling more comfortable I was born with Chronic Bronchitis and suffered in the winter but dealt with it got over it and never stopped my active Life but this knocked me Please take care of yourself Leenie and your Husband needs to take care to Big warm Hugs to you and please stay well
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Dearest Gabs, I am so grateful to have you as a friend. While you have been fighting for your life and going through all of your own problems, you have always had time to be there for me. You cheer me up when I am down. You make me smile when I just want to cry. You tell me wonderful stories about Gissi. I have never met you in person but I love you so much. You are a good friend. Thank you for being my friend. Royal Mom
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 09
Sweetie that is what Friendship is about specially under the Circumstances you and I became Friends lol I will never forget that How are you doing anyway let me know by Mail as I have not heard from you in a long time Remember you will always be one of special Friends Hugs to you and thank you for being my Friend you have also always supported me no matter what
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• United States
2 Jul 09
Oh girl!!! I have got stories to tell you. I will try to get an email sent out soon.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 09
Well I will look forward to that write soon
@savypat (20245)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I am so happy that you finally have someone who can help you and that cares enough to take the time necessary to study your case. Blessings
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 09
Thank you Pat it certainly makes my Life easier believe me
1 Jul 09
Hi gabs, I am so sorry that you have been suffering all these years and you having that stupid doctor who doesen't know what she is doing, should be struck off as she could have killed you, I hope now that you are getting looed after you will feel better soon. Yes friends here in mylot land is wonderful as they have showd that they care and some has become close to me as you have my friend and I am so thankful, its good to know thatat there is. Love and hugs. Tamara xxxx
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 09
Well for the first time since before Christmas I am feeling Human and able to do things a bit longer I have been so down and scared at times I just wondered if someone was ever going to care enough to sort this, the Nurses tried their best and have been wonderful, now thy will only get instructions from the Consultant and report to him, the thing is I told this Doctor when I moved here that I needed a Lung Consultant as I had been under one since I first got Diagnosed, she told me quite abruptly that I did not, and from there it went downhill, leaving me for 10 months in agony with my Gall Bladder has not helped, again I had to demand to have scans done and see a Surgeon, who then got me asap, the Stress from the Pain has affected the Lungs to, I would never wish that Pain on anyone But now I am certainly better and can walk a bit further without stopping Hugs to you xxxx
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I'm so happy to hear you have doctors that are actually helping you now. In answer to your question - yes I do have friends like that, you are one of them. All the 'junk' I've been through the last few years you've always been there to pick me up and encourage me forward - and Gissi is always good for a laugh :) I so love that little dog :)
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 09
Hi Sweetie and that is what we always done since joined here and became good Friends We have all been there for one another and I think we always will be Hugs to you
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
2 Jul 09
Hi Gabs. I did not no you were that sick. I sure hope you get tp feeling better. I am glad that you found a doctor that will help you. Take care and God bless you.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 09
Hello Babystart where have you been hiding, good to see you again I will be fine believe me You take care of yourself there and please stay in touch Hugs
@p1kef1sh (45638)
1 Jul 09
You are a fighter Gabs and that come over loud and clear. I know that you are far from well, but you always manage a cheery "hello" to others. Like you I have wonderful friends - including you. We are extremely lucky. XXXX
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 09
Yes P1ke we are very lucky I agree with that whole heartily you know that you are also a very valuable Friend to me How is the Boss doing I hope still good
@nannacroc (4049)
1 Jul 09
Glad to hear about the consultant. It sounds like the doctor should be disciplined, at least. That could have been a fatal mistake. Hope all goes well for you. Take care.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 09
I do not know what will happen to her but I have been told by some People here that she should retire for 3 years apparently she has said she will retire and then changes her mind I do not know will happen with her but I do know that the Consultant was not a Happy Person
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
1 Jul 09
Hi gabs, I am so happy to see you 'here,' and am thankful that you have a wonderful lung consultant now. Your female doctor sounds just horrible. She shouldn't even be practicing medicine! I do so hope that they finally get things all straightened out for you, so that you'll be feeling much better. Please hang in there, and I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad too that Gissi is feeling so much better. I'm here at my sister's now with my daughter, for at least a week. It's great to be on holiday, and we may stay a couple of days extra, instead of returning home on Sunday. We arrived here this past Sunday evening, after celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday, and also mine. She was born the day after my '40th,' and my birthday is June 27th, and her's is the 28th. I hope too that your daughter is doing okay now, and am pleased that she's there spending some time with you. Much love, and big hugs to you and Gissi.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 09
Hi there Mom, I am so glad that you are taking a break Your Birthday is 7 Days after mine lol My Daughter is doing ok and she has had good news to before getting on the Train, sh has been at long last promoted to Manager so she is happy as she has worked hard for this very hard You know me Mom, I will fight and I will get there I am so happy to see you here and you know that you are special to me and that I love you Big Hugs to you always and enjoy your time at your Sisters