Snowflake Posted July 27, 2004 Share Posted July 27, 2004 Have some information to share.. Due to recent brain melting at work, I was required to see my GP before returning to work... We discussed the melting, the stress, etc., and then I told her about my cough. I was kinda reluctant to mention it, after all, this entire journey for me started with a dry cough and pneumonia... Mark wasn't with me for the appointment, he's hurt his back pretty bad, so I didn't want to ask questions that might have "bad" answers (chickensh*t, I know...). Anyhow, I mentioned the annoying cough to her - I cough, I have a hard time STOPPING coughing and feel rather exhausted after a coughing fit (catching my breath afterwards is another story). Since my scans have been clean, "the Dragon" wasn't causing the cough... According to my GP, adults begin to lose their immunity to whooping cough and it's pretty high right now in adults. Another name for whooping cough is Pertussis, Bordatello Pertussis, to be exact. (The "P" in DPT booster.) Of course, if you don't think you have the disease, you may not want to be screened for it - it involves having something akin to a wire hanger shoved up then down your nose - one nostril at a time. It was not fun...and I can imagine a horrible task for a tech when testing children. Haven't received my results yet, but was put on antibiotics as precaution (Zithromax) and prescribed Tessla Pearls. I apologize for my mistakes in spelling, the ol' brain ain't working at 100% yet and my skill level seems to be declining. Soon "kat" will be a foreign word... Take care, Becky Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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