After my recent stay in hospital I now have a horrible chest infection. I have spent the last 6 months doing my best to stay healthy but I was in a ward with 1 person with pneumonia and another with a chest infection. I am supposed to be going to Spain on Wednesday.I started my emergency antibiotics as soon as I started to feel unwell and I am in bed hoping to feel better soon.Anyone know of anything I can do to speed this up?
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Hi ptliverpool, hopefully your abs will kick in soon, I would also drink lots of grapefruit and orange/grape juice and drag myself to Spain like Toci says, as well as the advice of the others.
Think it is negligent to put someone with bronchiectasis in a ward with chest infections and pneumonia, you have my sympathy and I hope you feel well enough to get to Spain on Wednesday.
That is really bad luck - just what you don't need when you should be looking forward to a holiday. Phoning the helpline is good advice, and a visit to your GP if you can fit it in. I would be taking steroids as well as the antibiotics. My only other advice is to take paracetamol as often as allowed as I find they help with all the other symptoms and discomfort of a chest infection.
Hope you manage to get away all right on Wednesday. We are off to Spain next Sunday on the long ferry to Santander. Wish us luck sailing through the Bay of Biscay!! Wishing you all the best, Jan
Hi Steph, Thanks for asking, Well I am up and had breakfast. My niece is here doing my ironing so I can pack.I am now half way through my antibiotics and can feel they are starting to work. I can see a glimmer of sun trying to show its face which helps.I am trying to slowly get organised for the holiday which I am determined now to go on. Trying to stay out of my niece's way so she won't catch it. I've also ordered some more antibiotics to take with me(hope the prescription is ready tommorow morning) I fly in the Afternoon. Keep your fingers crossed for me. PT xx
Hi Steph, Well I'm packed and ready to go later today. Only got 2 more days left on my Amoxcillan and I have been taking paracetemol to keep the temperature down. All in all I am feeling a lot better today (washing your hair always helps I think)
As my husband say's we are only moving from one home to another, as it is our own little appartment in Spain. I can spend the day there in my dressing gown too if I need to,but on the balcony in the Sun. Adios Amigos !