Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Get Me Out Of Here!

Help!  I have been trapped inside of this apartment since Thursday night.  That is when I got back from the Emergency Room.  I had a terrible asthma attack.  Not only did I have trouble breathing, but it felt like a fifty-pound weight was pressing on my chest.  The doctor ordered the usual EKG to make sure I wasn't having a heart attack (which I knew I wasn't, I always feel a tremendous weight on my chest when I get these attacks), and after the EKG I had a nebulizer treatment.  After that I had to stay for awhile for stabilization and observation.

When it was time to go I was still in a lot of pain.  In the past the breathing treatment has usually taken away the pain.  "I want you to stay home and rest till Monday night," the doctor said.  Yikes, I thought, this is Thursday night.  "Take four puffs of your inaler instead of two, every four hours.  And put moist heat on your chest at least four times a day for half an hour at a time."  Then he sent me on my way.  

Well I thought I would enjoy the time off.  But boy has it been boring.  I have had other symptoms, so I have laid in bed a lot, but one can only do that so much.  My computer is even starting to bore me!

Well here it is Tuesday and I can officially go out now, but as luck would have it, I can't go anwhere in the car.  I am having car troubles.  They can't fit me in until tomorrow afternoon.  I can't walk anywhere because I think it is the hot, hazy humidity that gave me this attack in the first place.  I am going to have to stay in air conditioned places all summer.  No spending time outdoors for me.  But at least after the car gets fixed I can look at different walls than these apartment walls!  I think Wal-Mart would look pretty good about right now...     

 

 

8 comments:

  1. oblivionabyss5/25/2004 10:17 AM

     Ouch! I hope you really are feeling better. Glad you were able to get pretty fast treatment. I've seen what those attacks can do to people, wouldn't wish it on anyone. I forsee you coming home to eat and sleep only, for two days after you get your car checked. :)

    Steph~

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  2. I know what you mean about the walling closing in on you...I have only left this darn house about twice in the last week!! ACK!! It can get tough sometimes, but at least you will be free tomorrow!!  Wal-Mart awaits...lol

    Jackie

    http://journals.aol.com/jgalarza870/2KidsandHusbandLater

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  3. chickiecheeses5/25/2004 11:26 AM

    Sorry you are not feeling well. I know alot of people with asthma, that must be so hard to deal with. Especially when they say you can't do this and you can't do that. Well i hope you have an easy summer of it.

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  4. chickiecheeses5/25/2004 11:27 AM

    me again, I forgot to ask...Are you able to leave comments on my journal yet? I was looking at all my settings and didn't see anything that could be causing the problem

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  5. chattiekimmie5/25/2004 11:50 AM

    awwwwwwwwww hang in there!  :) Love, Kimmie

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  6. Hope you get to feeling better!
    angie

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  7. Hey Krissy...sorry to hear about your asthma.  I've struggled with periodic asthmatic bronchitis most of my adult life and although its not as severe as yours sounds, neither are fun.  Hope you are feeling better and can get out and about real soon!  Thanks for visiting my journal!

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  8. *gasp* Your computer is starting to bore you?! I am sorry to hear about your asthma attack. I Hope that you feel alot better soon, Bye!

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