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Not a good day today

I can usually manage my bronchiectasis these days but today has not been good. I might even need to stay in bed tomorrow. On Thursday we had a book club meeting after work, or in other words an excuse for a small select group to sort of discuss a book, have a drink and a bite to eat. I was late home so did all my chest stuff quite late.

Friday we took the day off as it was our 27th wedding anniversary. Had a day out which did involve a bit more walking than I would have liked but not too bad. Back home early enough to pick daughters prescription up from the GP.

Saturday - the killer! I had volunteered to help with the church cake stall for an hour. There was a gazebo but it absolutely poured down and I got wet. I then had to get food for a picnic in the evening. Next was the gym and personal training to keep my lungs going. My trainer is an exercise specialist and did treat me gently. I then had to do my evening ministrations too early as we went to an open air concert at Audley End. Disabled parking was great - really near the entrance. We found a place put our chairs down. We had our picnic. The problem was it seemed that over 50% of the people were smoking. It did my lungs no good and even my husband said it was too much.

Result - lungs hurting, not feeling good and day in bed alternately sleeping and watching the Olympics.

I think it has shocked my husband that I can't do it all!

I might not go to work tomorrow if I still feel bad - a disability day.


7 Replies

Hi Judith I think you have well and truly earned a rest day or two !!

I would not have been able to do all that, perhaps you are doing too much and this is your body saying enough is enough.

Rest up and feel better soon.



Gosh that sounds hectic, no wonder your feeling bad :-(

Hope you get plenty of rest & tender loving care and you feel much better soon

Best wishes

Jo :-)


I think perhaps I did do too much! It's going to be paracetomol tonight to try and stop the pain. I also realised I filled in the travel insurance and gave the wrong answer to one question! I shall have to ring them and the price will go up.



We all do it! then regret it, hope your feeling better soon Val :)


I've done the sensible thing for once and rung in sick. I'll do nothing today and will hopefully be better tomorrow.

Thanks for your concern.



Get well soon Judith. I have a husband who thinks he can do it all and then finds his body just gives up! I do try not to nag but what can you do? Rest up and feel better. Lots of love, xxx


Do you use a "pep device" to clear your lungs ?.. I use mine 3 times a day and could not amnage without it.


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