hi all, well last night was absolute disaster, did a few bit yesterday and as the day went on started feeling very poorly, horrendous pain in my back, sick, dizzy, palpitations, very breathless. Hubby called an ambulance they were with me in ten minutes, did all my obs and decided a trip to A&E was in order. The pain was so bad and because of pe they wanted to be safe rather than sorry. Once on the ambulance was given morphine, which was a god send as was taking paracetamol all day but nothing was hitting the pain. Had bloods done again and a chest X-ray, they said that bloods showed everything was going in the right direction and to take stronger painkillers for the pain. I think I’m going to spend a couple of days resting and hopefully things will settle down. Was a very frightening experience. My hubby thinks it may of been a bit of panic as well. But what ever it was it was nasty. (Note to self) listen to your body . Take care and thank you for reading. It helps just putting it out there
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you need to rest and leave chores.
What I do is fill washing up bowl with with soapy water,even if you can’t do it straight away it gives it a soak.
Housework is always there,you are more important.
I hop they have given you better painkillers.don’t be frightened to take them.they will help you move more easily.
Please rest up,and hopefully things will start to settle
the GPS used to tell me off for not taking enough pain relief,I just thought I was getting old and expiring more aches and pains,not realising it was rheumatoid athritis.
Take care of yourself x
hi oshgosh thank you for your kind reply, I’m definitely resting to day, body won’t let me do anything else at the moment. I’ve just started the new pain killers so hopefully get some relief x
I remember when I had a friend in distress on the phone and I had put the washing up in to soak and had told them the washing up could sit and soak for a bit as it wasn't going anywhere and gave them support on the phone.
Phew…. What a nightmare. Your husband sounds a treasure. Just take things easily. Small steps. And lots of treats.
Oh lord. Poor you. I hope your enforced rest will do the trick. Best wishes xxx
Ouch, I'm so sorry to hear that but very glad you're resting. Take care now won't you , all the very best and well done that husband of yours!
Take it easy. As Oshgosh said, housework keeps. Gradually you learn to turn a blind eye to it!
I remember when I first came back home after being discharged from the hospital after I had a PE and one night I had leg cramps and I had panicked and taken myself up to a and e!
Thankfully it was just a basic muscle cramp rather than anything nasty!
A and E were good though and said no I wasn't wasting their time by going to see them if I was worried!
thanks for your kind reply. A&E were fantastic, they are worth their weight in gold
that’s horrid. Hope you feel better soon xx
thank you x
There's nothing like severe pain to cause a panic! Been there! It's horrible and very frightening.I hope you're feeling better now you've been checked over. Reassurance from the medics can make a huge difference I find.
So sorry you had that awful experience and hope you recover quickly. Did they say what it was. And I strongly agree talking to people here helps as everyone is so lovely. 👍
hi and Thankyou for your kind reply, everyone on here have been so kind and supportive, it is so appreciated x
You are very welcome 😉
What a day for you, rest up and take it easy x
Hope you’re feeling better now. Rest is a good idea x
thank you for your kind reply, I’m resting and feeling a little better x
Hope you recover soon and are back to doing what you enjoy.
thank you for your kind reply x
Rest up and feel better soon xx
Just hope you feel better in a couple of days. Take care and rest. Brian
sorry to here alll this / well i am at my local hospital to day this is the first time in q2 mth i got to bring something home as i am only seeing a nurse today my breathing is very poor now i go on my peak flow daily now over the last 12 ths i can not get it over 250 after doing mebuliser i get it to 300 then after 12 pm starting to go down breathing feels rough walking is now rough see what happens to day all the best ghoust rider
I hope they can help you feel better. My peak flow is only about 250 these days, and I seem to m.nage, but I'm only little, so perhaps that makes a difference. Good luck.
hi again yes that the problem for me to i am only litlle 5 ft 2 inch
ghoust rider again
That demolishes my theory. These lung diseases seem to have a different effect on all of us. I do hope your review will improve things for you.
what a terrible experience for you & very scary for you both. Relax & enjoy the nice weather, sending you a big warm hug. 🤗🥰
thank you for the warm hug it is gratefully revived, it was so scary, thought I was dying to be honest. I’m home now so just going to take it easy and rest. X
That was scary. You probably need to listen to your body and take it easy for a while. It IS hard but you could keep setting yourself back if you don't. Try yoga for gentle moving, stretching and breathing.
hi, thank you for kind reply, yes it was very scary, never felt pain like it before, but was swiftly seen and sorted. I’m definitely listening to my body and resting x
Wow what a miracle the ambulance coming in 10 mins -usually they are telling people it will be a few hours or more before they can get there
Did they give an exact diagnosis
Its good news that that your xray & bloods were "going in the right direction"
Yes have a really good rest -I wish you a speedy recovery-I agree with sassy your husband did do the right thing & called the ambulance
The ambulance staff don't mind if you ring them because you are frightened and its a false alarm!
Its when they are called out maliciously that they get cross!
hi and thank you for your kind reply. I have blood clots on my lung, the pain was indescribable, I’m now home and the pain is under control x the ambulance crew were so kind and very prompt and reassuring. Just glad for our wonderful NHS x
Hope you’re feeling better soon & manage the pain well with stronger painkillers, take care 💐🌼xx
thank you, my pain is more under control now x
Hi Cimmy gosh that sound awful, your husband did the right thing. Housework I sometimes over do it , and pulled a muscle last week. Take it easy rest up with a nice book.
hi and thank you for your kind reply, it was so awful, but I’m resting and trying to ignore the chores, I am feeling a little better. Take care x
Good idea to rest Cimmy and I’m sure you’ll feel better soon. Your hubby did the right thing by calling an ambulance.
Best wishes to you. Xxx
thank you sassy59, I’m definitely resting today, I’m all out exhausted x