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Whooping Cough - for 5 months now... WTF

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  • Posted By: vivsta
  • July 18, 2011
  • 09:05 AM

Ok so here it is.

I'm 26 years old and I got a cold in March this year. I went to the doctor, she said my lungs sounded clear and she prescribed me low dose anti-biotics. About 3 weeks later I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't breathe to a point where an ambulance was called. Once they arrived my breathing had settled as whatever was blocking my windpipe had calmed down. They told me my lungs sounded clear and that there was nothing they could do other than monitor me for the night. I didn't bother going with them I just slept sitting up as they suggested. They said the congestion had probably blocked my windpipe and when I had sat up it had cleared. So I went to another doctor that week and after another week of tests including for asthma which I came up negative for, I was finally diagnosed with whooping cough and given two weeks of anti biotics. I have since, taken vitamin c, horseradish and garlic tablets, drank plenty of water, have had early nights with plenty of sleep etc etc. It is now July, I still cannot get rid of any of this congestion on my chest, it's still yellow mucus that i'm coughing up, and I still have the cough that 'whoops'. It's getting ridiculous, I'm tired of medical practitioners that can't appear to help me and have told me to 'wait it out'. Anyone that can suggest anything useful please let me know????

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  • PLEASE READ>>>>>ps.. I requested friend to you.Previous writings from our beautiful Diane: Recently I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. It started in my lungs and moved to my bones, lymph nodes and Liver. I went into the Doctor's for a simple cough before dental work in Feb of 2010. I wanted to make sure that I did not have an underlying condition that would hinder my dental recovery. We did a chest x-ray and got the all clear. Did my dental work...In April went back to the doctor...complained that I still had that cough and was feeling like I was a bit short of breath. Doc gave me a 7 day antibiotic and an inhaler. Said there was a lot of allergies with the heavy pollen's this year. Never have I had allergies, but thought, Ok, I am getting older and I was outside planting a bunch of orange trees and pine trees. Pulled a muscle in my left rib area and with coughing so hard... I was in some pain. Seven day's later I can not lay down to sleep. I am sitting up in bed to sleep. Went back to the Doc's again...He gave me a 7 day prednezone (didn't spell that right) pack and sent me on my way...four days into that I called his office and requested that he please set me up for a ct scan and I did not feel well at all. The Next day I was at the ER because my back and chest hurt me so bad, I really thought I was going to have a heart attack. After a long 3 hour wait in the ER room I decided to just go to the doctor's office a block away and walk in there. He did an ekg to rule out heart....of course he must have thought I was crazy.....wanted to order me some Valium....NOT in my head doc- really. So they had the ct scan approved and said to go and get it done. So on Monday I went for the ct scan. They said that if it was an er they would call right away or if not they would call with in 48 hours. Well, by the time I got home they called and left a message to call in the morning...hmmm what is this about I thought? Well, the next day they call and tell me that they had seen some sort of nodule on the right lung and that they have scheduled me for a pet scan to be done the next day. OK ...a nodule can be anything like fattie tisse or what not. (TO BE CONTINUED) Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 4:22pm Ok Today saw two doctors. The oncologist and the pulmonary doctor. They said I have Squamous non small cell lung cancer. Not the answer I was praying for. Don't really want to lose my hair. Don't want to feel sick. Don't want to do this. BUT.... 100% chance we will all die......If I do Chemo, I have a 40-50% chance that it will go into remission. I have a lot of fear about this chemo stuff and am contemplating maybe not doing this. What do you think you would do?????? Friday, May 28, 2010 at 8:05am Hubby came into the living room at 3 am this morning to see if I was ok. He woke me up, not meaning to I am sure. 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Nothing more then all that arthritis pain. I love you all and again thank you all for your support with prayer and benefit that you are running. I am so looking forward to coming home for Rissa's wedding and the benefit. Thanks for making this all happen for me and Elmer. With out you all we would not be able to afford to come home for a couple weeks. God Bless you all! Stand Close to ****s! With God All things are possible! Love you - Diane Monday, June 7, 2010 at 3:41pm Last night was one of the worst nights ever. Just what you want to hear....vomiting most of the night. I hate that ...I really don't do vomit. errrr The nausea pill just wouldn't stay down. No warning either... Went out for a ride this morning with the girls and then came home and Karen rubbed me back down and I fell a sleep, and they went out bumming again. :) I am so thankful that two of my sista's are here with me. 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That would be really nice of him....Maybe he will give him a bit extra so that the boys and I could go and do something FUN in the mid of Radiation and Visitation. My Sister's Karen and Debbie are still here plugging away at trying to catch me up on things around the house. They have been a great blessing in helping me with Joyce and the animals. They worked really ******n getting the pool up and running. Thank God for that since it has been 104 or higher these last couple days. Elmer has been hanging here at the hospital with me...bored, bored, bored....but he says better then work....since he is having a difficult time selling cars at this time. Kind of hard when he can't get that smile on his face. I know...It is not easy.... Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 11:34am OK...Today we have more answers....Same thing we thought it would be. I need to have radiation to get rid of the tumor that is on the pituitary gland. So, Tomorrow we start with a ct scan and some sort of devise that directs the radiation to the effected area. I will have to Go for first treatment on Friday. Set up is tomorrow. There is no guarantee that there is no nerve damage. Or that this can be cured. I pray that it will help. SO ~ 10 treatments. Another thing...Today I started losing my hair that I had left. It is a terrible feeling. To just brush through your hair with your fingers and have it come out in clumps. I am glad that I had the braids and that is all gone already. Here is the final video of the rest of my hair....Had to have the honey help me with this one. I love you all....Thank you again for your shout outs, reach outs, calls, cards, gifts and mostly PRAYERS! God Bless you all~ Love Diane Ok so here it is. I'm 26 years old and I got a cold in March this year. I went to the doctor, she said my lungs sounded clear and she prescribed me low dose anti-biotics. About 3 weeks later I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't breathe to a point where an ambulance was called. Once they arrived my breathing had settled as whatever was blocking my windpipe had calmed down. They told me my lungs sounded clear and that there was nothing they could do other than monitor me for the night. I didn't bother going with them I just slept sitting up as they suggested. They said the congestion had probably blocked my windpipe and when I had sat up it had cleared. So I went to another doctor that week and after another week of tests including for asthma which I came up negative for, I was finally diagnosed with whooping cough and given two weeks of anti biotics. I have since, taken vitamin c, horseradish and garlic tablets, drank plenty of water, have had early nights with plenty of sleep etc etc. It is now July, I still cannot get rid of any of this congestion on my chest, it's still yellow mucus that i'm coughing up, and I still have the cough that 'whoops'. It's getting ridiculous, I'm tired of medical practitioners that can't appear to help me and have told me to 'wait it out'. Anyone that can suggest anything useful please let me know????
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