Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. I've been busy living life and doing things that I should. Recently 12-30-2011 I checked into Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital (south from Detroit) suffering from flu like symptoms.
I parked my truck out by the emergency room and had to walk approx. 100 yards to the front door of the emergency room to check in after going to my doctors 20 minutes prior to that to see what the doc wanted me to do. He said "Just go to the emergency room and I'll call and tell them your coming" When I got there, here come the I.V's breathing treatments, coughing up mucus, sweating, stomach and muscle pain from coughing. I was a mess for the first 72 hours. Then the symptoms started easing w/ all the medications they were giving me like I.V. steroids and antibiotics, plus breathing treatments and oxygen w/ warm mist. Now I'll have to tell you that if this ever happens to you, tell the doc that you want the machine that delivers oxygen and warn mist. That really helped a lot.
I will stop in every so often on this blog to let you know about my success or failure of quitting smoking. I hope I won't be blogging about failure because as of right now I feel great but am struggling about not thinking of a cig. Hell I did it subconsciously for 32 years. This is going to be a challenge.
Many, Many Thanks to the nurses and doctors of Henry Ford Hospital Wyandotte for helping me in my time of need. You all are a very special crew. From the ER docs and nurses to the 6th floor nurses. Thanks Again.
C.O.P.D. or chronic obstructive pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time.COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.