Nebulizer

I have just purchased a Philips nebulizer. Similar to the one in my GP's surgery.

I am allowed to use it four times a day but so far twice is enough. I get immediate releif from the SOB+++ The downside is, other than the cost which had to come out of my rainy day money is I get a bit of the shakes after I have finished the dose..

I once spent a week in Latvia where they have salt caves. Here, you can sit for some considerable time just breathing in clean air. So I have a salt pipe on order from Amazon.

My mother-in-law recommends this as she uses it for her asthma.

I need to be doing something. Being active is part of my nature so as soon as I am out of this crisis I will enrole in pulmonary rehab.

But again there is a down side. I don't know how to BE I need to DO which is not helpful when it comes to rest and recovery. Thats when the frustration gets me down and depressed.

I don't know how to accept that at times I am an invalid.

I think I am forever vibrant, young and healthy.

I WISH

Joyce

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  • Hi Joyce.

    Pulmonary rehab is worth doing as it will give you a better idea of what you can and can't do. I think most on here would agree that life can be frustrating if you're a do-er and used to being active. I went through all the stages normally associated with a bereavement; the blame and anger etc. I was grieving for my lost life I suppose. A few years ago I ran five miles every morning. I think I miss that the most.

    I live by the ocean now and spend time in the salt air, which helps a lot.

    Find new things to do. Fight depression. Don't give in to it.

    Unable to work any more, I have time for new interests and hobbies. I do miss the social interaction of the workplace though.

    Invalid? None of us are going to get better, but I wake every day thinking about people with far more serious ailments and get on with my day.

    Lots of help and advice on here.

    Always look on the bright side of life. good luck.

    Tony

  • A very uplifting and postive attitude you take Tony. Sometimes I get on my pity pot and feel 'poor me's pour over me. On a good day I am involved in all sorts of things.

    Sedentary occupations such as creative writing replaces hill walking, reading as apposed to ballroom dancing. Just now it is enough that I get up have a bath and get dressed. Then sit down for a while. watch day time TV (ugh) Now I am going to have my hair done. that is always a great pick me up.

    HannaMac

  • Good stuff..

    There you go. I've returned to writing too. I never found time before.

    Keep us up to speed on progress, ok?

    T

  • shakes are comman and my hubby had it for sometime after his nubs it will settle down in time it is just your body getting used to the meds and is a horrid side effect but not uncommon.

    grrrr . i have to dash but i will add more to this on the ,''But again there is a down side. I don't know how to BE I need to DO which is not helpful when it comes to rest and recovery. Thats when the frustration gets me down and depressed.

    I don't know how to accept that at times I am an invalid. ''

    my dog is having a fit ....

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