It all started almost 2 years ago, July 14, 2007. I started have a cough that kept getting worse. I went to see my GP who sent me for allergy tests that came back negative. I was then sent to a lung specialist who put me through breathing tests and more allergy tests, all the while thinking it was asthma. He put me on a few different inhalers, but my breathing got worse and I ended up in the hospital.
In the hospital they did MRI, CT scan, X-rays, ultrasounds, blood tests, all with no answers. The doctors are completely puzzled. They sent me home and I continued to get worse.
My sinus specialist thought that my nasal drip had something to do with it, and so I went in for sinus surgery where they reconstructed my sinuses, removing polyps in my nose. My sinuses didnt drain properly and I had to go through another painful surgery for the same things, which didnt help again.
Back to my GP I went, and was given more tests, more pregnazone, more steroids, all to no avail. I'm coughing up thick yellow phlegm, the doctor said its plugs from my lungs. The doctor told me I had developed bad pneumonia, and I was put on strong drugs and sent home.
I was better for about 2-3 weeks and then back into the hospital I went. I was back for another CT scan, more X-rays, more testing, all without answers. Hospital visits have been more frequent, being admitted every 2-3 weeks because my oxygen was so low. I have no energy. My chest hurt from coughing, my heart pumps so hard. My oxygen was so low. My sinuses are constantly plugged up and I am in pain.
I can't have a conversation without coughing and bringing up sticky yellow phlegm. I can't get 2 hours of continuous sleep, nevermind a good nights sleep. Finally the last time I went into the hospital, they did more tests. My lungs are all plugged up. They put me on high doses of intravenous steroids for 5 days and then sent me home. I felt very good for 2 weeks after, and when I went to see my specialist, he told me not to get too excited because the steroids are still in my body. Its been 3 weeks and all of the symptoms have returned stronger than ever. I need help. I need an answer. My doctors are all great, but we can't find out what I have.
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