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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by vinceneilsgirl
Are you sure you didn't have whooping cough? That sounds kind of like whooping cough to me, especially the part about coughing so hard you puke.
Yup...it wasn't that kind of cough, though it sure was a nasty one. Ugh!
post #32 of 48
Wow! And here's me thinking maybe I can live with the tonsils the way it is. I had a really bad dream a few nights ago, I dreamt that I was still aware and could feel everything but couldn't let the docters know that I was awake. I woke up in a cold sweat, very scary. But I am also very afraid of septicemia and such.
post #33 of 48
I guess mine would be when I was 10 months old (too young to remember) my mom said I had a small brain aneurysm rupture and I was paralyzed on my left side for 5 months. All is fine now but the doctor told my mom he was amazed as he didn't expect me to live.
post #34 of 48
Mine really wasn't all that bad - my life wasn't in danger or anything. When I was 14, I caught a horrible stomach bug. The first night, I threw up 17 times. As you can probably imagine, there was nothing to throw up after a while, and I was only throwing up stomach acid. It was about every 15 minutes to a half and hour, and I'd sleep in between. My mom didn't even clean out the "spit-up bucket" between times after awhile!

So a day or two later, I felt better, and I think I even went back to school. But that night I was throwing up again. This happened one more time before I was finally better permanently.

Of course, we went to the doctor but it was just a virus - just had to let it run its course.
post #35 of 48
I had e-coli eight or nine years ago. It took the medics five weeks to figure out what it was, as the nurse practitioner I went to kept saying, "Well, there is a virus going around." I went to the nurse practitioner locally because my doctor is 26 miles away and who wants to take a 45 minute drive to a doctor when you have diarrhea so bad you only have six seconds to make it to the toilet from the time the brain gets the message you'd better move. I basically had to stay within six seconds of a toilet for six weeks. Lost 20 pounds. Then when they finally figured out what it was, the medication felt like it was burning my insides out. No fun! I would definitely not want to go through it again!
post #36 of 48
hmm this is a hard one. but i think the sickest i've been was when i was 4 years old. i had seizures and abnormal eeg's [brainwave] from 2 years to 15 years. well, when i was 4 i had a bad allergic reaction to the anti seizure medication. i was in the hospital for 3 months and looked like a 3rd degree burn patient. i had huge, egg size blood blisters covering my whole body and inside too. inside my mouth, down my throat, in my vagina.... everywhere. everymoring i would wake up with my eyes and mouth glued shut from dried blood. i remember my aunt bringing my cousin, who was my age, to see me. she couldn't come in because of the risk of infection so my aunt took her to the outside window so she could see me. all i remember is my cousin screamming and crying violently. of course now i wonder, what was my aunt thinking. anyway.... the doctors had never seen this kind of reaction and didn't even know what it was at first. they seriously thought my parents had set me on fire or something. now that type of reaction has a name but i can't remember what it is. since then, my skin has always been super sensitive.

other then that, in the last 2 years i've had a stroke, been diagnosed with diabetes, arthritis [which caused me to shrink 2 inches] and congestive heart failure. but i have to say, the reaction when i was 4 has to be the worst.

my daughter is always freaking out about my health lately. i just tell her i'm too mean and grumpy to die and in fact, only the good die young111 [that was an exclamation mark] LOL.
post #37 of 48
I guess I've never been really sick but I used to to the ER once or twice a month for a couple of years for my Asthma, it was terrible. Sometimes I felt like I stopped breathing, I lost so much weight because of it and then I had to take some medicine and I put on too much weight- now I'm stuck with it.
post #38 of 48
Probably, the worst that I ever FELT, was a 1981 case of bronchitis. My fever hovered around 103, everything ached and I couldn't keep anything down. (I DID lose 15 lbs, that I didn't need). On top of this, I still went to work each day, tending bar, as I had no insurance and had to feed the kids.

My hysterectomy was breeze - in and out of the hospital, in three days and fully recovered, in three weeks (my ex was happy about THAT).
post #39 of 48
This sickest I have ever been was nearly two years ago when I had pneumonia. It started off with a small cough & scratchy throat and within 2 days I was down for the count. I ended up seeing 3 different doctors before they found that I had pneumonia. By that time it had been nearly three weeks of living hell with very little sleep. At work we were so shorthanded that I'd come in one day, it would wear me out completely & I'd be gone for 2 days. Then I'd come back for one day & the cycle repeated. Finally my Doctor told me that if I didn't take at least a week off, he'd put me in the hospital so I would! I was on antibotics & inhalers for so long that I ended up get thrush (a fungal infection) in my mouth & throat. It was the most miserable thing I've ever gone through & I hope I never have to go through it again.
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by Shell
This sickest I have ever been was nearly two years ago when I had pneumonia. It started off with a small cough & scratchy throat and within 2 days I was down for the count. I ended up seeing 3 different doctors before they found that I had pneumonia. By that time it had been nearly three weeks of living hell with very little sleep. At work we were so shorthanded that I'd come in one day, it would wear me out completely & I'd be gone for 2 days. Then I'd come back for one day & the cycle repeated. Finally my Doctor told me that if I didn't take at least a week off, he'd put me in the hospital so I would! I was on antibotics & inhalers for so long that I ended up get thrush (a fungal infection) in my mouth & throat. It was the most miserable thing I've ever gone through & I hope I never have to go through it again.
i feel for you shell. the same exact thing happened to me when i was about 15. except i ended up in the hospital for 10 days. probably because i was just a kid. take care of yourself now. If you haven't gotten the pneumonia immunization, I strongly recommend it. once you have pneumonia you become more suseptible to it in the future. and it's a one time only shot. although some doctors recommend it every 10 years for someone at risk.
post #41 of 48
I had strep throat and let go too long and was having hallucinations by the time I got to emergency. I guess that was the sickest. I have other problems but don't get sick much, I don't get colds even.
post #42 of 48
In 2002, I had a paper cut on my index finger.

Okay, seriously, you all have been some very sick people. I really hate to post my little bouts with sickness.

The worst I ever felt is when I came down with strep throat (high fever, chills, miserable, felt like I was dying.) And after delivering my first son, I was anemic because I lost so much blood. My levels came back up, but I was weak for awhile.

mrsd
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by mrsd
In 2002, I had a paper cut on my index finger.

Okay, seriously, you all have been some very sick people. I really hate to post my little bouts with sickness.

The worst I ever felt is when I came down with strep throat (high fever, chills, miserable, felt like I was dying.) And after delivering my first son, I was anemic because I lost so much blood. My levels came back up, but I was weak for awhile.

mrsd
We DO sound like a bunch of Typhoid Marys.

When I was a kid, my brothers and I passed around strep throat, every year. My last bout, was when I was 19 and I caught it from a boyfriend (fortunately, that's ONLY bug that I ever caught from a boyfriend!)

At 15, I had strep, mono AND tonsillitis, at the same time. I really didn't feel sick but, Mom quarantined me in my room , anyway. At 46, I STILL have my tonsils, though.
post #44 of 48
Now I just remembered, I had gastroenteritis - wasn't funny, was as sick as a dog for a couple of weeks afterwards.
post #45 of 48
The sickest I've been is when I had food poisoning in 2002 & 2001. Having that is the worst and hope I NEVER EVER have it again.
post #46 of 48
Thinking about it, I wasn't considering chronic illnesses.

The absolute worst time of my life was had before I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, and was lightheaded, emotional, and chonically depressed. I passsed oput in the middle of hudson belk, and well.. that's how we found out. I fell out on the middle of the hallway, and didn't get up. next thing I knew I was in a hospital :/ But i didn't feel sick is the thing.. just.. depressed, confused, and stressed.
post #47 of 48
back in "96" when i had food poisoning while i was 5 months pregnant with
my daughter.

We ate at Boston Market and i got sick from the potatoes
needless to say i wont ever eat there again
post #48 of 48
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Originally posted by mzjazz2u
and in fact, only the good die young111
If that's the case I'll probably live till I'm about 130!!!! LOL!!! (wink, wink)
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