Misery

My turn to be miserable - I think I must have put the bok on myself by doing a cheerful post just before Christmas...

Christmas night saw the start of an exacerbation of my COPD. Out of the blue - not triggered by a cold or anything. :confused: Boxing Day was my 5 months quit anniversary, and I celebrated by being hooked up to a nebuliser and going back on antibiotics and the dreaded steroid tablets. Huh. :mad:

Feeling really fed up and sorry for myself.

Well, I suppose on the positive side, I will doubtless lose that extra bit of weight I had put on. :o

Hope that you are all doing well with your quits, and have a very happy new year. Sorry for such a dismal post, but I'm feeling really cheated right now.

xxx

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  • Oh I'm so sorry Mrs T - no wonder you're feeling down. How unfair, and what rotten timing too ...

    I guess this is the time to remember that quitting has to be the VERY BEST Christmas present you could possibly have given yourself. Congratulate yourself on that - it is a huge achievement, and your body will be thanking you big time, even if it's having a bit of a Christmas strop.

    x

  • My turn to be miserable - I think I must have put the bok on myself by doing a cheerful post just before Christmas...

    Christmas night saw the start of an exacerbation of my COPD. Out of the blue - not triggered by a cold or anything. :confused: Boxing Day was my 5 months quit anniversary, and I celebrated by being hooked up to a nebuliser and going back on antibiotics and the dreaded steroid tablets. Huh. :mad:

    Feeling really fed up and sorry for myself.

    Well, I suppose on the positive side, I will doubtless lose that extra bit of weight I had put on. :o

    Hope that you are all doing well with your quits, and have a very happy new year. Sorry for such a dismal post, but I'm feeling really cheated right now.

    xxx

    So sorry you've been feeling poorly...... is there anything we can do......just you holler if you need anything now

    cyber hugs coming your way :)

    Michelle

  • Mrs T, hope you are feeling better, get well messages coming your way :)

  • Thank you.

    Thank you all so much for your support - it really means a lot.

    Feeling a bit less low today. One of my funny friends came round earlier and we looked up clips of the kids tv shows that we grew up on. No wonder my generation turned out a bit odd - H.R. Pufnstuf, the Banana Splits, Batman, the Double Deckers, the Monkeys. Blimey.

    I have an appointment to see my Chronic Old Puffers Disease nurse tomorrow, so we can see how things stand from there. She is always really helpful.

    And Karri:

    Sorry to hear you have been unwell. I don't want to sound callous but I am quite interested in your COPD. was it an an advanced state when you gave up, had you been into hospital before you quit, has quitting helped?

    I quit smoking when I got "promoted" from Mild to Moderate.

    I had spent a few "overnighters" in A&E before my quit, but my first stay was a few months ago with a related heart problem.

    Has quitting helped? Of course. The problems I am having now would have been worse if I had still been lugging 40 a day down into my lungs over the last five months.

    And good luck with your tests in the new year.

  • Mrs T.....thank god someone else remembers Double Deckers!! Get on board.......

    Glad you had a cheerful visit and a good day and glad to hear you're feeling better tra la la la lalalala :p

  • Sorry to hear you have been poorly, it's very demoralising for us quitters when health problems still bite us in the bum despite our most oustanding efforts, but as una pointed out, you have probably helped your lungs immensley already and hopefully you will get over this episode much quicker as a result. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and keep taking those damned steroids, they are little miracle workers although we all despise them xx

  • Sorry for the late reply on this Mrs T, and so sorry you're feeling so rough. The only thing you can really console yourself with, is that you're five months' worth of crud better off than you would have been, and that has to count for something in terms of severity of attack and speed of recovery.

    Love all those old TV shows! My eleven year old has been watching reruns of the original Batman on some random channel, and adores it.

    Hope you feel much better soon,

    Love, H

  • swift recovery

    hope you have a swift recovery Mrs T . all the best Paul

  • Get well soon Mrs T

    x

  • Oh Mrs T, I'm so sorry you've been having such a rough time. I remember how happy you were just before xmas. I'm sure you will be back to this before too long. It must be very disheartening to go through the quit only to end up poorly but surely it would have been worse and recovery slower had you not quit. Hold those thoughts. Anyway, I'm sending you cyber get well wishes to go along with all the other cyber good wishes and hope a bit of positive energy from us forum dwellers will do some good.:)

  • aww how awful for you mrs T to be so poorly, hope your better soon!

    and a big well done on your quit! you should feel very proud.

  • Hope you're on the mend now mrs T! Sorry to hear you been ill. As you say though, at least you have 5 months of fresh air to give you a good chance

    Nigel

  • Thank you all. Am feeling much perkier again now. (Pinky and Perky - that was another corker!)

    Saw my COPD nurse yesterday. I know that we sometimes knock the health service and associated industries on here, but I have to say that she represents everything that is great about the NHS. The woman is absolutely brilliant. I came away feeling that once again, everything can be managed and life can go on.

    So no more misery. I'll be just fine. :)

    xxx

  • glad your feeling better mrs T your lovely personality will pull you through strong as usual

    boo

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