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I'm feeling so much better!

MoyB
MoyB
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Since last November I have had a chest infection every month - until now! The last one I had was at the beginning of this November and I am beginning to think it may be my last!

That may sound like tempting fate, but I think that weaning off the steroids this time has done the trick. Previously, I've been told to stop them after two weeks, then I've had an infection start again shortly after - it's been a viscious cycle.

At the moment, my chest feels better than it has for a year! I'm so chuffed and hoping it will stay good this week while my daughter and family are here.

It will be the best Christmas present I could ask for.

Hope you all get a nice Christmas present too!

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CDPO16

Hi MoyB,

I have fingers crossed that you stay well. I've just gone 6 weeks without steroids - longest time since January. Hope I didn't tempt fate saying that!

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

Carole

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MoyB
MoyB
in reply to CDPO16

6 weeks - that's brilliant! Long may it continue!! Hope you stay steroid free and have a happy Christmas!

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Pam1952

So happy for you. Stay well and a very Merry Christmas to you. XXX

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MoyB
MoyB
in reply to Pam1952

Thank you - I hope you have a merry Christmas too!

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O2Trees

So glad you're feeling better Moy, crossing fingers it stays that way. Take care and happy xmas :)

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MoyB
MoyB
in reply to O2Trees

Thank you - hope you have a happy one too!

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Watfordgirl

That's great news. Long may it continue! Take care,

Sue x

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Jaynair

Great to hear that you're feeling so good Moy, long may it continue. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year xx

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MoyB
MoyB
in reply to Jaynair

Thank you - I wish the same to you!

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PenelopeS

Wonderful news, fingers & toes crossed that it continues. 😊 Pxx

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skinnylizzy59

Hi Moy, I was like you 20 years ago, have an infection, take antibiotics, clear up for a few weeks then another infection. I visited the doctor each time for 2 years until he finally sent me to see a specialist at the local hospital. The outcome was that I went to Papworth Hospital and had intravenous antibiotics which did the trick and I stayed well for much longer periods. I have to visit Papworth regularly for check ups and have had several stays in the hospital for iv's since but they really keep an eye on me, it's a wonderful hospital. Why don't you ask to see a consultant to see if you can stay well for longer? Glad to hear you are feeling well at the moment, long may it last. Happy Christmas to you and everyone on HU. Take care, Lizzy x

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MoyB
MoyB
in reply to skinnylizzy59

Hi @skinnylizzy59. I saw a consultant in August. He was the one who said I could take the prednisilone without weaning off it, although that seems to have been the wrong thing for me.

He said he would see me again in April - my appointment has come through for July!

I'm glad you are getting good treatment. I'm hoping for a good break from infections now - but who knows? Daughter and children arrived last night for Christmas and granddaughter was coughing like a good 'un. i'm certainly not sending them home, though - they've travelled 400 miles! Fingers crossed I don't pick up anything from them or give them anything from me.

Have a good Christmas!

xx Moy

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phoenix777

What a lovely Xmas present. X

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skinnylizzy59

Thanks for getting back to me Moy. If the grandchildren are ill with something that might affect you have you tried sucking 'Fisherman's Friend' lozenges, I find them really helpful if a bit strong but they seem to ward off anything that might be catching. Anyway have a lovely Christmas with your family. Take care, Lizzy x

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MoyB
MoyB
in reply to skinnylizzy59

Thanks Lizzy - good idea. You have a good time too!

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madametobacco49

lovely post--so happy for you---truly ~Mmet~

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