For two evenings, now, I have felt terribly cold at around 7 pm. I took some Paracetamol and it seems to go with that.
I don’t cough at all. During the night, my throat feels dry and I cough because of the dryness. In the morning, I cough up a little bit of straw colour sputum.
My nose is running, so I have applied Vicks First Defence nasal spray. I want to wait till Monday now, because If I phone 111, I’m sure they will send me to hospital.
I have survived November with pseudomonas and the end of December into January with Moraxella catharalis without going into hospitalisation, but with the full support of my GP AND my pulmonary nirse who has been really fantastic..
The latest sputum tst so far has not revealed anything, but I am waiting the three weeks it takes to see if there;s any mycobacterium Gordonae which there was a presence in November.
They say Moraxelle is caught through tap water, i.e. if you rinse your nebuliser kit or any medical equipment with taps water. So I have been vigilant in either putting vinegar and boiling water or simply pure alcohol (Softalind which they use in hospital).
I shall wait till Monday, pumping up Paracetamol if need be.
You know how it feels, cold, tired. Went to bed at 9 pm last night. I did wake up at 3.30 am. Got up, hot chocolate! I put my beanie hat on and read a bit with Classic FM. 4.30 am, I went back to sleep. I felt satisfied this morning.
My wife came from her nursing home bringing me roses of all sorts of colours, some hot cross buns (most of which she ate!), two huge teddy bears which crowd the sofa with the other soft toys she ahd already brought me. Are they full of germs? I don’t know how to clean those!
The flute is OK. I am learning to playD key, low and high. As soon as I uput James Galway playing C.P.E. Bach, I am transported by the flexibility of his fast notes and the lovely tone of his high notes which are not strident. I’d like to play like this and will strive to pull my upper lips downward, making a small hole with the lower lip. This has produced a nice low D, but the High D is still a bit whistling. I hope you have a warm weekend. It’s been so cold tonight. Mic