The VENT Thread

Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Ballerina » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:27 pm

When I said "hope THEY can figure out how come AND DO SOMETHING.." I was referring to your doctors, and not that you yourself need to figure it out. Or that you yourself need to come up with something that will keep it from coming back.

Get well soon.[/quote]

I'm not self-medicating. This is all my doctor's advice. Thanks for the get well soon.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Somnambulist » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:23 pm

Ballerina wrote:When I said "hope THEY can figure out how come AND DO SOMETHING.." I was referring to your doctors, and not that you yourself need to figure it out. Or that you yourself need to come up with something that will keep it from coming back.

Get well soon.


I'm not self-medicating. This is all my doctor's advice. Thanks for the get well soon.[/quote]

My mom has has this a few times and has severe asthma. When it's particularly bad she lays a hot water bottle across her chest for an hour or so and gets some relief. Then lays it across her upper back. She is spirin resistant.

Don't know if the heat is just comforting or if it actually works, but I figured I would pass along. I know from my own pain (chronic muscle pain) even if it helps 2% the wamrth is some great placebo effect.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Ballerina » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:42 am

Somnambulist wrote:My mom has has this a few times and has severe asthma. When it's particularly bad she lays a hot water bottle across her chest for an hour or so and gets some relief. Then lays it across her upper back. She is spirin resistant.

Don't know if the heat is just comforting or if it actually works, but I figured I would pass along. I know from my own pain (chronic muscle pain) even if it helps 2% the wamrth is some great placebo effect.


I have been using alternating moist heat and cold. It helps temporarily. Pain meds that I'm using that give me the most relief are 50 mgs. of Tramadol and 500 mgs. Tylenol. I take it sparingly when the pain gets too bad. Going to wait until I finish up the steroids - Thursday. If I'm not doing better by then, I'll put in another call to my GP. Thanks for your concern and suggestion.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Miesque1973 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:01 am

This is my last full week of disability, I hope. My surgery site wound is healing nicely, I'm having no pain to speak of (or shriek about, which is even better), and the only side effect I'm experiencing is a numb left foot. I'll take numb over 'please-kill-me-now' pain any day. I still hate this blasted brace--sometimes it's like wrestling an octopus to get it on and wrapped around my waist and then tightened. No bending, twisting, lifting anything heavy... so I had to cancel competing in that weight-lifting tournament, goldernit...

Other than that, I'm so bored. I can't say as I look forward to going back to work next Wednesday (will I remember how to do my job? <shudder>), but at least my restless mind will have something focus on. I haven't even written any fiction. Maybe my muse is frightened by the sound of Velcro ripping.

Less than a month to the Derby. I still have no idea which horse to jinx by picking him. As always, I just hope the winner doesn't have a dumb name. I've seen a few such names, but now I can't remember any of them.

Those of you here who are sick or injured, I hope you're on the road to recovery, or are at least the on-ramp thereof! :D

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