I’m on my way to see my O2 Dude (that would be my Respirologist) now. I’m out of my mind exhausted.
TEA!!!!! LAND HO! LOOK YONDER TO THE SOUTH!!! A kiosk where I can buy buckets of tea (i.e. millions and millions of treasure chests filled with gold bullion!)
My Respirologist quite impressed me the first time I met him. That was only once. Six months ago.
Actually, I met him before that one time. The above was as an Outpatient Post Discharge. Before that, I met him in the ER. That was when they actually admitted me to the Respiratory Department.
I don’t know what visit to the ER it was when that happened. I’ve actually lost track. I think it was the fourth but going back just recently, I thought THAT was the sixth 911 call!
The sixth appearance of this idiopathic, stupid, die high fever, cough your guts out, pneumonia. That won’t stop.
What impressed me so much, is that by simply looking at the x-rays, he’d isolated a/the portion of my lungs that were causing the problem. Right lung, lower quadrant (roughly.)
I thought that was a way to start off our relationship. Moreover, he was very sensitive and caring. Another excellent addition to my current Team.
I have a boatload of comments and questions now. Only a couple before. Here they are:
– There’s a vaccine. My GP can give it to me or you can. Even though it’s normally used for patients who are 60+years old, I’m in a Special Population, correct?
– Given Symbicort, but I think I do better on Ventolin.
– Hold off on any Respiratory Tests unless emergent. Stats, levels, capacity done last year. Need to work on smoking in medical environment, plus what else might be found?
– The Isolated Area. Lots here!
– Still the same? Changes in localized position? More of lung, or lungs?
– Which tissues are affected? Have more of them become affected? Have any effects changed anywhere else or become worse?
– If there are problems with any tissues are they solely related, or connected to others for a specific formation of functioning? If so, a possible collapse effect to other formations, thus issues with collective functioning?
– No formal diagnosis, but any working hypothesis? Any idea why this keeps happening? It’s all the time!
WHOA. Not so great a Specialist anymore! Can’t find referral from my GP when she did send one. Ditto for me to sign off for file transfer. Says I am not presenting him with any evidence of having pneumonia.
This is a normal thing that happens to everyone. They all get Upper Respiratory Viruses…
Hang on. BACTERIAL!!! Well, for me. Even YOU had to give antibiotics!!!
The high fevers I get? They can only be medically treated? 104°F? Oh, as he sneers, they’re not deathly. Perhaps they might be for me, as I can get close to the above in one day.
A lovely example for you? Just to demonstrate the fact that it might be a problem?
Says to self: I think I’ll go to bed now. Hopefully the coughing won’t be so bad…” The least of my worries is when my temperature continues to rise while I’m asleep. And I don’t wake up?
For the love of whomever!
It’s not only an emergency if a baby’s temperature starts to rise to a high degree quickly. It’s just as much an emergency for an adult. The only difference is cause/reference and effect/outcome–some of which can even be the same.
I am now going to extremely angrily run back to my GP. Clearly? She knows more about this than anyone!
She’s also very Pro-Specialist which is a sign of a wonderful GP. She is very aware of what is within and without her scope both as a Physician and what she already knows.
Meaning: despite a firm grasp of a problem area, it would be best to have it treated by someone who only works in that area.
Even still, she knows so much more regarding me, and my problems, that sometimes require Specialists. We’ll talk and she’ll be all over my brain and body. STAT!
And did I fail to mention this little piece of information? I called her office one day as I had a concern. Could the information get passed on? I think she should know.
2100hrs. I get a call. She just had to put her kids to bed before she could get back to me. Okay.
I can’t believe what she’ll do for me, and everything she already has.
I’d take a bullet for her. Not just because I love her so much, but she needs to remain on this planet.
Thank you for reading. Do you feel ill now?