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post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by BigKittenDaddy
Will you believe it now when everyone says that Smoking is hazardous to your health...lol
Well, I still dont know if I am convinced...

Actually I am very convinced. When I first came into the ER, my O2Sat was bouncing around 90%, which it should be well above 95%. Any lower and I fear they would have had me on a respirator. After my x-rays showed no collapsed lung, he came back and talked to me and said there is no way I am gunna kick this unless I quit smoking.
Anyone who smokes knows it is harder to breathe sometimes when you are doing things. But I didnt realize it could lower your oxygen saturation level so much.

I havent had one cig. today and I am doing great! I am coughing less today, and I am actually kinda in a good mood, besides the occasional dirty look when someone bumps into me.
post #32 of 53
Ouchie!! Hope you feel normal again soon!
post #33 of 53
Ouchie! Sending quick healing vibes your way!
post #34 of 53
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Originally Posted by mferr84
Well, I still dont know if I am convinced...

Actually I am very convinced. When I first came into the ER, my O2Sat was bouncing around 90%, which it should be well above 95%. Any lower and I fear they would have had me on a respirator. After my x-rays showed no collapsed lung, he came back and talked to me and said there is no way I am gunna kick this unless I quit smoking.
Anyone who smokes knows it is harder to breathe sometimes when you are doing things. But I didnt realize it could lower your oxygen saturation level so much.

I havent had one cig. today and I am doing great! I am coughing less today, and I am actually kinda in a good mood, besides the occasional dirty look when someone bumps into me.
Whew! Your O2Sat is usually around 99% lol Just keep thinking about that whenever you want another cigarette! The boys and I are cheering you on!
post #35 of 53
I'm so sorry you've been so ill, Meagan.I've had broken ribs a couple of times and know just how very painful it is! It's impossible to move any part of your body without causing jolts of horrible pain. Keep a pillow nearby, and when you begin to cough, hold it to your ribs and brace against it. That won't take away all the pain by far, but it will help. I hope your Dr. prescribed an effective cough medicine for you.

Congratulations on your entire day without a cigarette!
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
I hope your Dr. prescribed an effective cough medicine for you.
Congratulations on your entire day without a cigarette!
Thank you! I am so proud of myself!!

I am now on 5 medications. She prescribed me(a week ago) Tessalon perles, which from my understanding, works with your CNS to numb your coughing reflex. Plus I am on Tequin(antibiotic) and Duratuss(sp?) to help break stuff up. An Albuterol Inhaler to help keep my airway open, and I got the Lortab for pain yesterday, and he extended my Tequin prescripton.
The tessalon and albuterol she gave me to try and minimize the amount of spasms I have, which I dont think is working. I still have as many as I had before.
I am worrying though that I am not getting any better. I am afraid that everything I am on is just supressing everything and not healing anything. As soon as I quit taking everything I fear everything will come back. The only reason I say this, is because when it gets time for my pills I know, because I start coughing more.
post #37 of 53
You've only been on this antibiotic for a short time, Meagan. Please don't be worried, you must give your body time to heal. Please get plenty of rest and of course drink plenty of water! You'll feel better in no time at all! Snuggles from my girls to you!
post #38 of 53
Well, you sounds like you'r eon the right tracks. My boyfriend has FINALLY totally kicked the smoking habit and he's just passed the 3-month-mark. There is such a HUGE difference in him... he's gotten so much more energy (good news for me! ) he's happier, he's eating better, he's started running again and playing 18 holes of golf is suddenly really easy. It's wonderful - and you'll feel soooooo good now that you're going to kick the habit too.

Stick with it beb, you've only been on the meds a day or two, they've got to have a chance to kick in properly. You'll get better over time - bronchitis has a reputatiion for taking a good while to clear up properly and it can also leave you with a post-viral cough. My mother had bronchitis last year in March and it left her with a cough that lasted until May this year - that cough only cleared up and went after she started to take ecchinacia tablets - but it did clear up quickly.

The best thing you can do is take it easy and you'll get better Careful with that rib now eh?

Get well!
post #39 of 53
Good vibes from here too. And stay off the cigarettes!
post #40 of 53
I agree with Ryn on the cigarette part.

And I hate to hear you broke a rib.
I had a bruised one years ago and it hurt like hell.
I can't imagine the pain you must be feeling.
I hope the Lortab are helping!!

Get better soon!
post #41 of 53
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Thanks everyone!!

This is day two with no cigs and I am doing okay!

I have been on two of the meds a week, and tequin and tessalon since last friday. I dont expect them to work immediatley. But I am just being impatient! I am sick of being sick!
post #42 of 53
Poor thing! Quitting smoking, being sick AND having a broken rib! YIKES!
Just remember, even though you quit smoking, you'll still have a cough for awhile. Just your lungs thanking you for saving them! trust me I went through it recently. quit for good over a month ago and haven't looked back since.
I hope you feel better soon. If your pain pills aren't working, tell your doctor, maybe they can give you something stronger.
post #43 of 53
Feel better Meaghan ...oh, and good luck with the quitting smoking. I KNOW you can do it!!!!
post #44 of 53
The is another good side effect of q1uitting smoking Megan and that is with all the money you will save by not buying smokes you could buy a new car or go to Mexico or do something really neat... I figured out that the way I used to smoke I am savinf about 3500 bucks a year now or even a little more. I use to go through about 8 cartons a month and with the price here at 35 bucks a carton thats like like 300 a month almost.

Oh see if your doc will give u some oxycodone pills.
post #45 of 53
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Thats a great way to think Howard! One step closer to my new car ... Hmm, lets see, I used to go through a carton every 7-10 days. That should be a pretty good savings!

The lortab works okay, as long as I make sure and take them every 4 hours on the dot. The E.R. only gave me 16, I have to get refills through my regular doc. (that is the er's way of keeping people from coming in there just for pills). I am on the 7.5mg right now, I will see if she will up it to the 10mg when she refills it. I think I slept on it wrong last night... it has been giving me hell today!
post #46 of 53
I sure hope that you heal quickly, I can't think of a more painful bone to break!
post #47 of 53
Meagan I hope you get better soon.
post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
I sure hope that you heal quickly, I can't think of a more painful bone to break!
I wouldnt know, this is the first bone I have ever actually broke!!

Its really sad I dont have an exciting story to go with how I broke it... like I was shot out of a cannon or something...

"oh, i was coughing", how boring, and not cool!
post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by mferr84
Thats a great way to think Howard! One step closer to my new car ... Hmm, lets see, I used to go through a carton every 7-10 days. That should be a pretty good savings!
unless you put it somewhere, like in a savings account or something, you'll never see it. i was like you, as far as the amount, & you just don't really notice an extra $35 a week... or even an extra $140 a month. i can see why Howard notices a difference, tho!
post #50 of 53
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Well.... today would have been my 3rd day with no cigs. But I lost it. They were on the kitchen table and I could hear them screaming to me "smoke me" "smoke me". So, I did. I was just trying to be nice Now I feel horrible.

I think I am seriously gunna to have to be physically restrained. Like to my bed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by laureen227
unless you put it somewhere, like in a savings account or something, you'll never see it. i was like you, as far as the amount, & you just don't really notice an extra $35 a week... or even an extra $140 a month. i can see why Howard notices a difference, tho!
i really dont think i would ever see it either, but just knowing that i wasnt wasting money on cigarretts anymore would be a good feeling.
post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by mferr84
Well.... today would have been my 3rd day with no cigs. But I lost it. They were on the kitchen table and I could hear them screaming to me "smoke me" "smoke me". So, I did. I was just trying to be nice Now I feel horrible.
Very, Very Good Meagan!

You deserves motivation!!!!!!!!!

Okay? In FIVE...FOUR...THREE....TWO..... ONE!:

Enter the music of.... "Mickey"


(Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey)
(Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey)
(Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey)
Hey Mickey!You've been around all night and that's a little long
You think you've got the right but I think you've got it wrong
Why can't you say goodnight so you can take me home, Mickey
'Cause when you say you will, it always means you won't
You're givin' me the chills, baby, please baby don't
Every night you still leave me all alone, Mickey
Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
It's guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart, Mickey
Hey Mickey!


Give Me A
M
Give Me An
E
Give Me A
A
Give Me A
G
Give Me An
A
Give Me A
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WHAT'S THAT SPELL
MEAGAN

WHO´S GONNA WIN????? MEAGAN!!!

GO MEAGAN GO!!!!!!
post #52 of 53
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Originally Posted by mferr84
Well.... today would have been my 3rd day with no cigs. But I lost it. They were on the kitchen table and I could hear them screaming to me "smoke me" "smoke me". So, I did. I was just trying to be nice Now I feel horrible.
I think I am seriously gunna to have to be physically restrained. Like to my bed.
you can't have them in the house if you're trying to quit! i didn't realize you still had any around. no, no you must eliminate all ciggies from the house/car/wherever before trying to quit otherwise, they'll call to you! if there's not any around, it's much harder to hear them calling from the store!
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by laureen227
you can't have them in the house if you're trying to quit! i didn't realize you still had any around. no, no you must eliminate all ciggies from the house/car/wherever before trying to quit otherwise, they'll call to you! if there's not any around, it's much harder to hear them calling from the store!
What makes this even harder is everyone in the house smokes... my best friends smoke... and there is a half a carton sitting in my room that I just CANT bear to throw away. They are sooo expensive.

Thanks Rigel for the motivation and the song!

I think I am going to end up in a padded room before this is all over with...
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