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I caught a COLD!! I caught a COLD!!

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Unread 02-21-2003, 11:02 PM
I caught a COLD!!

I can't believe it!!! My hernia repair is just one week old today, everything has been going well, I'm a star in the healing department and BAM - I get a cold. I was just told not to cough for TWO MONTHS and now this!!! What to do?? Will I wreck everything????

I'm on a narcotic, a cough suppressant and decongestant, back on an anti-biotic (just when my yeast infection and Thrush were improving) and in fact I'm on so much medication my DH made me a chart to keep track of what I'm supposed to take when.

My surgeon just told me yesterday that coughing is like lifting a 5 gal pail of water. And you KNOW I'm not supposed to do that!! My chest hurts, I'm wheezy, my tummy hurts . . . .

I need some cyberhugs. And please that I don't wreck the good work my did!!!!

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Unread 02-21-2003, 11:27 PM
I caught a COLD!!

Hi Joselle

What an absolute bummer!!! Fancy telling you not to cough for 2 months (as if it's something you choose to do). Life is all about timing, and sometimes it's downright lousy.

Hope it's only an 'above the neck' cold and not a coughing one. Hang in there and keep sipping that water. At least that might help the coughing a bit. Take care now.

Unread 02-21-2003, 11:29 PM
I caught a COLD!!

You got it...............s and ers for quick healing from the cold in particular!
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Unread 02-22-2003, 02:05 AM
I caught a COLD!!

Joselle, many gentle s for you! I hope you won't be coughing with this cold. Do you have a tummy pillow handy just in case?

Make sure you let your DR know about the cold, OK?
Unread 02-22-2003, 09:54 AM
Many hugs

I'm so sorry you are going through this right after surgery. I had the horrible flu last weekend and was never so sick in my life. I was coughing and sneezing constantly, and my main problem right now is stress incontinence. I soaked pad after pad and felt I would never have any urine control again. My bladder sling surgery is scheduled for Feb. 26, I'm a nervous wreck and thank God the cold is finally getting better. Can you hold a tummy pillow to help brace yourself when you have to cough or sneeze, like surferbabe suggested? I sure hope you feel better soon.
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Unread 02-22-2003, 01:50 PM
I caught a COLD!!

Perhaps you could call the surgeon for some advice on what to do when you start to cough. Holding a pillow against your tummy? Perhaps bending over and holding your tummy? I hope you feel better soon sweetie.
Unread 02-22-2003, 04:38 PM
Doctor's advice . . .

I've seen my surgeon and my Family Physicain since I caught the cold. I didn't know it was going to be this bad when I saw the surgeon. He's the one who said not to cough but if I had to cough I should use cough suppressants and a binder. The next day I woke up coughing and worried that I was doing damage to my week old hernia repair. So I went off to my Family He's such a great guy. He prescribed more Dilaudid (narcotics help with pain and couging, of course), put me on another round of anti-biotics and a cough suppressant and expectorant. So now I'm back on Nystatin for the yeastie beasties and Canesten for the other yeast beasts. I'm so confused my DH made me a chart helping me know when to do what. Pills, syrups, mouthwashes, etc., etc. I have to say it's working. I still cough but it's more controlled and hopefully not damaging. Maybe this is just to remind me I need to take time to heal. I was feeling so good I kept forgetting to take care!

Omigosh. Life is funny sometimes. And I don't mean ha ha funny. That would hurt too much.

Unread 02-22-2003, 06:52 PM

I'm sorry I'm late in offering you some ((Hugs)) & support. I hope you are feeling better very soon. I'm glad the meds are helping!

Please let us know....and remember to get lots of
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Unread 02-22-2003, 07:59 PM
I caught a COLD!!


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