Down with the sickness

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Industry_Hack, May 12, 2010.

  1. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
    I found a doctor that is taking my respiratory infection very seriously. He's given me the two most powerful antibiotics he can prescribe, along with drugs to help me breathe, a nasal spray, and an inhaler.

    I'm beginning to think this might be more than just allergies or a cold.
     
  2. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

    3,198
    9
    0
    I hope not, Hack!
     

  3. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
    That was sarcasm. It shouldn't really take five medications for someone to be able to breathe normal. Worst part is, I'm still not breathing normally.
     
  4. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

    4,311
    38
    48
    Don't sound good, :rolleyes: I would like the bike with the bullhorns,
     
  5. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
  6. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

    3,198
    9
    0
    Made me laugh. :)
     
  7. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
    The nausea from the drugs is a bonus. Really getting the weight loss plan going.
     
  8. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

    3,198
    9
    0
    In all seriousness, I hope you get better soon, man! Especially since it looks like you guys are having some pretty nice weather out there.
     
  9. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

    4,299
    0
    0
    I walked into my Doc office once said "Hey doc I'm throwing up every day."
    He looks at me without missing a beat and says,
    "It's not working."

    I'm glad to hear you have a Doc treating your problem seriously. Nothing is worse than getting blown off by a Doc.
     
  10. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
    My last doc was an MD, this one is an osteopath. He sat down and talked to me for about 15 minutes before planning a course of action. It was hard not to be shocked. He also gave me samples of some of the meds, which saved me a ton.
     
  11. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

    4,299
    0
    0
    A Doc listened to you? I almost smacked a pain management specialist in the mouth once. I told him to stop. He kept poking. I told him to stop again, then told me to calm down it wasn't that bad. I said @@@k you got up and walked out of his office. I had been to that Doc office three times and this was the first time I had seen him. I demanded refunds for all my visits and got them. Turns out it had happened a lot with that guy. I also had another ER doc call me a liar when I told him I was hurting. I had already taken like five vicodin two weeks outside of the surgery. The swelling was still there, he kept asking why I was there. I told him so he could stop the pain. He walked out and ten minutes later the nurse walked in with a prescription to Ibuprofen. When I demanded to see the doc he had left for the day without finishing out my file. I complained to the AMA but never heard back. It turned out it was an infection and I could have lost the testi earlier and much worse than what I did. God I hate Docs.
     
  12. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

    2,475
    11
    38
    Do you have asthma?
     
  13. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
    Me? Nope. Just one giant ugly infection.
     
  14. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

    4,299
    0
    0
    Me? Nope, that's just Brian.
     
  15. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
    I'm scaring people at work when I go into the bathroom to cough stuff up.
     
  16. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

    4,311
    38
    48
    So at work thay just call you HACK not industry hack.:D
     
  17. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
  18. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

    4,299
    0
    0
    I throw up a lot and people always ask if I'm OK. I was yesterday I am today and I will be tomorrow. I can't go to the bathroom so I have to do it in my office. I think seeing the head chef come out of a stall after puking is a bad sign. I actually have acid reflux and the begginings of an ulcer so food high in acidity makes me pretty sick. I still have to eat though or I won't know it's right.

    Oh snap! That was clever.

    I bet it's not nearly as painful as all the hacking you're doing. My rib cage hurts when I get a lung infection from all the coughing.
     
  19. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    645
    113
    Burst blood vessels around my eyes. It's all good.
     
  20. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

    4,299
    0
    0
    I've never done that. I have cracked a rib. Are the meds working yet? Did they give you anything to help with the cough?