Geri Posted August 21, 2005 Share Posted August 21, 2005 Last Wednesday I started taking Cipro for an infection, as antibiotics usually give me problems I was quite thrilled to get 2 days in and felt much better and no side effects. Wrong!!! I awoke at 1:45am Saturday, very aware of my breathing. We were away at our trailer for the weekend and had no Benedryl or equivilant and no 24 hour drugstores in this small town. We got home around 3am and I took the Benedryl expecting to breathe much easier very soon. Wrong again....my breathing became very painful and off we went to the hospital. This is where the deja vu comes in....the only thing that happened to me before dx was pneumonia that caused very difficult and painful breathing! I had no symptoms at all not even a cough. I sat/reclined on a gurney in the ER and when the recollection hit I DID'NT panic, didn't even go there, it was just a thought that went through my head. I remember this feeling! When the doc came in to see me he had noted the sclc bit on my chart and asked me how far from dx I was (I think he was expecting to pass me over to the oncology dept)........his face was a picture when I said it'll be 4 years in November! His eyes just popped out of his head, then this big grin came over his face and his eyes just danced. I must admit I've not seen that reaction from a doc before and it was priceless! Unusual aren't I, was all I could think of to say and he agreed and said how wonderful! Anyway, my breathing pain was eventually eased and I went home with new meds and lasting shortness of breath, which will hopefully go before long. I guess the reason I'm writing this is that I was so surprised at my reaction to the breathing issues, I suppose I thought that I would go into a tailspin... after all I get real squirrely at test time. Maybe it was a test and I passed, who knows. I will always treasure the look on that docs face though, it said it all!! Maybe, this doc rates with Cindi's for bedside manner at least, what a treasure he was.......and cute to boot!! So, those are my ramblings for Sunday, August 21, 2005. Take care everyone, Geri Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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