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Following bad sausage roll yesterday.
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The bad news is that I have some more (or possibly the remains of old) crud in my lungs. And a new set of holes in my arms. And a CRP of around 55 (should be 5-ish in a healthy person, might be in the mid-hundreds for a seriously ill person).

The good news is that the nice doctor in A&E sent me home, since the pain in my lower right chest proved manageable by paracetamol, the X-ray showed only a "blunted costophrenic angle" not a proper occlusion, and my CRP indicated that I'm probably infected but not ill ill. I'm to keep an eye on myself, and hit the health centre if I find myself short of breath after sitting up in bed as opposed to walking up the road. I get the feeling that I was a bit premature. But after the last adventure, I didn't really want to put it off until I was that ill.

Shall I post a picture of my cannula and the other holes in my arms?
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Just consumed the last of my antibiotics. I should pop out and do some shopping now.

TMI, GI

Jul. 12th, 2012 07:38 pm
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I don't know what these antibiotics are doing for my lungs,* but I think they're fucking my GI tract up something rotten.

Anyone got any tips on eating healthily while on antibiotics, and what best to do to reboot your digestive processes when you finish the course?

*Actually, I think they've done my lungs a world of good.

Billy

Jul. 8th, 2012 08:54 am
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I was essentially blogging my hospital stay in a thread to Tangency, so I'm reblogging the longer posts here, suitably time-shifted, now I'm home.

This one's not about me:

Sunday 12:07:08 08:54 )

And that's it, really. I got signed out on Sunday after a day without oxy and reasonable blood-oxygen reading. I missed the bus by a few minutes, and while I was working out if there was any good reason to wait an hour for the next one instead of walking for a half-hour home, I heard the throaty rumble of a Merlin engine cruising by, looked up and there was what was almost certainly a Hurricane (I didn't have my distance glasses with me). My memory of that is a Cinemascope frame, dutch-angle, looking up at me looking at the Hurricane, the sunshine glinting off the canopy, against a blue sky. This is inaccurate in almost every way.
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I was essentially blogging my hospital stay in a thread to Tangency, so I'm reblogging the longer posts here, suitably time-shifted, now I'm home.

Saturday 12:07:07 07:39 )

Another reblog coming, though it doesn't have much to do with me.
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I was essentially blogging my hospital stay in a thread to Tangency, so I'm reblogging the longer posts here, suitably time-shifted, now I'm home.

Saturday 12-07-07 06:09 )

Another reblog shortly, you fans of human suffering.
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I've been essentially blogging my hospital stay in a thread to Tangency, so I'm reblogging the longer posts here, suitably time-shifted:

12:07:06 23:38 )

More reblogging to come.
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I've been essentially blogging into a thread in Tangency, so I thought I'd reblog the longer posts here.

12:07:05 16:30 )

More soon.

Is ill

Jul. 3rd, 2012 10:34 pm
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My right knee hurts when I put more than my body weight on it; my left calf is feeling like I just had a bad cramp (which I didn't); my lower back is aching whenever I twist it; and I just generally feel crap today.

I suspect I disturbed an ancient horror while excavating under my desk the other day and it is possessing me, or turning me into an alien killing machine.

Important note: Beecham's Lemon cold cure plus Tesco's cheap honey plus Twinnings' peppermint teabag is awesome.

Symptoms

Dec. 25th, 2010 02:52 am
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For future reference:

Too much medical information, probably )

Looks kinda serious, put altogether like that. Not happy about the lung situation, but I think I'll live. I think I'll get my GP to check them out with his listening-tube after the holiday.
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I don't feel feverish any more, but on the other hand I have a quite significant headache, my ribs hurt when I cough or sneeze, and I swear when I woke this morning I could hear my lungs as I breathed. I wonder if I should try and get an emergency appointment at my GP?

Still Ill

Dec. 22nd, 2010 11:41 pm
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Got the shivers now, though the coughing has eased a bit. Also headaches. Also hungry but nauseous. Bleargh.
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...but better. Didn't spend all day in bed, my throat feels better, and I have less of a headache today. On the other hand, I just fell asleep in the bath, and got Cory Doctorow's Makers all wet. (This isn't a reflection on the book, though I was thirty or forty pages in, and there doesn't seem to be much of a plot yet.)

Ill

Oct. 6th, 2010 04:18 pm
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Spending today in bed. My throat feels like I swallowed a swan's egg, can't be bothered to get up, except to make some Beecham's Cold Remedy, or to pee. Can't concentrate on reading, keep falling asleep. And the sun's shining for the first time in weeks. Blech. Going to play with my iPad now.

Edit: And I just sneezed all over my iPad's screen. :p

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