Thursday, November 10, 2011

Acute Bronchitis

Acute Bronchitis

I have never really thought about any kind of lung disease. Sure, I've had colds. I suffer from sinusitis on a regular basis. I don't have asthma, allergies nor have I ever had pneumonia. I have never smoked a day in my life though I have been around people who did.

Bronchitis can occur with a cold. It is pretty much a normal part of the process. But acute bronchitis, let me tell you, the pain is out of this world. I have a high tolerance for pain and I gave this a nine. I couldn't catch my breath for about 20 hours. The pain wrapped around my left side and bruised my lungs. If you've ever had heartburn give this one a ten. I didn't know what was wrong.

So I came home from the hospital armed to the teeth with drugs and two children who were freaked out and two grandchildren who wanted to lay on my lap because they were scared. It's good to be loved. I could hardly sleep that night. It was so painful and every time I had to cough I thought I would die. Then, last weekend I came down with a killer cold. Just what I needed. I'm almost better but it has been a long haul. I have a doctor's appointment on Friday. We moved so it's a new doctor and new clinic.

And this is why I haven't been blogging much, answering my emails or coming by your blogs. My apologies. I hope to be better soon.

Cheers,
Nancy

24 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

Had that last year. Horrible thing!

Please rest. You need that more than anything. It takes a long time to recover fully from bronchitis.

Stephen Tremp said...

Get well soon! I have reflux so I know what heartburn can feel like. It can be scary when its that pronounced.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nancy, just take care of yourself and we'll be here when you are well and ready to blog again.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Nancy, how dreadfully dreadful for you: bronchitis and then a cold!
I had chronic bronchitis until I was 30, and at times when it turned acute and I had to be hospitalized with oxygen, and with teams of nurses pounding on my back while I lay upside down on a board.
A nightmare. I don't know why it went away, but I'm sure glad it did.
I hope this was a one-off event and it never happens to you again.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Not So Simply Single said...

Ahhh honey, I am sooo sorry. I have suffered with asthma my entire life. When I get sick, that is where it goes, into my lungs!

Prayers for a safe recovery!

Lisa

Mary said...

You do what you need to feel better soon. Get Well!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I hope you feel better soon. Try to rest up and take it easy. Good luck at your doctor's appointment. Julie

Liz said...

This is so scary! I'm actually in the process of recovering from bronchitis myself - it seems I get it every year. Although mine just took me out of work for a couple of days, didn't send me to the hospital. Glad you're doing better!

Siv Maria said...

Sorry you are feeling so poorly. I have had the same thing so I know what it is like. I enjoyed meeting you in Denver and will be blogging about it soon. Still trying to get caught up.

Mr Lonely said...

nice blog~ walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

mooderino said...

Hope you feel better soon.

warmest regards
mood

The Golden Eagle said...

I hope you feel better soon!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

My friend Kerri gets it at least twice a year and it's no fun. Take care and feel better.

Mohamed Mughal said...

Nancy - I'm so sorry to hear about what you're going through. Sending you healing energies >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Jules said...

Oh dear woman, been there done that and SO FEEL for you! Take care, heal and we will be waiting.

Sending chicken soup and bourbon. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

N. R. Williams said...

Wow everyone. 15 comments. I feel loved. Thank you all so much. Have to reschedule the doctors appointment, but will be to see him soon.
Nancy

Nicole MacDonald said...

Feel better soon :) sipping warm water helps when I get severe asthma - not as hard on a raw throat.

L'Aussie said...

Hi Nancy! I'm so sorry to hear you've been unwell. Lovely that you have a family to care about you though! I hope you can rest up, not do much except concentrate on getting well.

Denise

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Nicole and Denise.
Nancy

Marian Allen said...

Take care, sweetie! Don't scare those grandkids like that!

Hugs,
MA

N. R. Williams said...

LOL Marian, thanks
Nancy

Nas Dean said...

Please get well soon! It sounds horrible.

HUGS!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Nas.
Nancy

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nancy .. look after yourself for everyone's sake - your family in particular ...

With some healing virtual hugs - they don't hurt! Cheers Hilary