I overcame the lung pain and it finally dulled by Sunday to where it only really hurt if I was taking a deep deep breath. My morning have been pretty bad. Mornings in general are my worst time of the day as far as coughing and sputum production go. Sitting up after laying flat during the night stirs up all of the junk that has settled and the coughing starts. I have always said that mornings are NOT my friend. If I had a way to skip them I would. It hurts my lungs/chest and head along with making me out of breath. I have to catch my breath and try not to cough so I can walk to the office to do a breathing treatment without running into walls or even peeing myself when trying to walk and cough at the same time. Yep, that’s the real stuff right there. Continue reading
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Holy lung spasms batman!
There’s nothing like being woken up by your lung/back spasming at 5am. Luckily I had a few pain meds left from my kidney fiasco a few weeks ago. They took the edge off of the pain. I wasn’t able to take a deep breath without my lungs freaking out and spasming. I had to take short little breaths as to not expand my lung very much. It just takes your breath away when there is pain when you breathe. I emailed my nurse and they had me go for an x-ray to rule out a collapsed lung (small or big). It takes great talent taking in a deep breath for an x-ray when it hurts. Add that to my list of super powers…haha. The x-ray was fine. So that means that it is just good ol pleuritic pain. Continue reading
Tennessee Allergens SUCK!
We know that living in Tennessee has taken a toll on my health in the area of lung function. I have dropped 24% in the 22 months living here. I have asthma along with CF so that is a double whammy. I did skin allergy testing about a year ago and it showed that I wasn’t allergic to anything. I was hoping that it would show something so I could have some answers as to why I was having such a hard time. I was bummed. I wanted answers. Continue reading