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auntiemern
June 22nd, 2013, 12:43 AM
Got home about 5 pm after dropping of my ton of new scripts. I am now on a nebulizer 4 X a day, which is fine with me. On the border with needing home oxygen, but still coughing up gunk. So between the tester and me, she opted to recommend that I didn't really need it at this point, because, I don't have stairs to climb, and since I was still fighting the infection there would be a good chance that I would breathe better on my own once that was cleared up. They changed my antibiotic, and I am on nicotine patch and wellbutrin to help me with my 'cravings'. Haven't had one since Tues evening, but was in hospital. Now that I a home it is a little more difficult. But still fighting it.
The hardest thing for me will be the steroids in the inhalers (not as bad as prednisone, and talked them out of albuterol, subbing zoponex instead,) but I am on a 12 day step down prednisone regimen again. That will be my biggest challenge. I am determined though, and with the help of family and friends (that means you all too) I will get past this.
Will have the biopsy next week. Where the nodule is located, they will go in through my back to get the best biopsy result. There is a bigger chance of collapsing my lung, than doing it endoscopically, but will they will get a better biopsy. So the chances of me being back in the hospital is pretty good. Thank you all for the prayers, and keep em coming. This JUST HAS TO BE OK!!!!! Love and hugs to all of you.

Shelovesfabric
June 22nd, 2013, 12:46 AM
Marilyn,
So glad to hear you are home!! Still keeping you in my prayers! Hope you continue to get the rest and healing you need.

bubba
June 22nd, 2013, 12:49 AM
So glad you are home!! Make sure you rest up and follow the doctors orders! So proud of you for not smoking...keep up the good work!

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts,
pat.

SallyO'Sews
June 22nd, 2013, 12:51 AM
Hooray for being home! We will continue to pray until you are fully healed. Now you go to bed, young lady... it's late! :icon_razz:
Hugs and blessings, ~ Sally \0/

ilive2craft2
June 22nd, 2013, 12:53 AM
Yeah - you are home!!! You will get through the cravings - you know how much better you will feel - I bet you would already notice the difference if you didn't have all of the other stuff going on. Do things taste better already? That was one of the things my parents noticed almost right away. Step down of the steroids is good. I don't think the inhaled steroids work the same way on your system as the pill form - at least for the side effects, anyway. Keeping you in my prayers. Hugs, Lisa

K. McEuen
June 22nd, 2013, 12:58 AM
You need to take it easy for a while. No chasing after grandkids until you are better. Hopefully the inhalers won't make you nuts. They usually don't cause as many side effects.

phoots
June 22nd, 2013, 01:10 AM
Auntiemern, glad to hear you're out of the hospital! Make sure you follow all the doctors orders TO THE LETTER!! And I will continue praying for your recovery and that you completely stop smoking!! Love to you!

Pam in Vegas

bhaggerty
June 22nd, 2013, 02:12 AM
you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

toggpine
June 22nd, 2013, 02:32 AM
Marilyn, you have some of the best support right here! We know you can make it through this.
Just pick up the rotary cutter and start cutting a new PICU quilt when you get a craving!

Glad you are home & hopefully you can get better rest there.

Hugs, Cathy

Jean Sewing Machine
June 22nd, 2013, 03:06 AM
Marilyn, glad you are home! Hope the breathing gets easier with the nebulizer, and also hope the steroids don't make you go off! You have had a rough ride the past 6 months! Good luck with the smoking thing! Praying for success and for quick healing for you!

Madeforyouinma11
June 22nd, 2013, 03:21 AM
Marilyn, so happy that you are home. Make sure to rest and do as you are told. I will be thinking of you and sending prayers that all goes well with the biopsy.
Hang in there on the no smoking. I had quit on Jan 7 and had a slip when my daughter was in the hospital at only 28 weeks pregnant. Going to be back at it again soon...it's time to do it again. If you need support, you have it here. Our stop smoking group is no longer ther but you can always talk here or PM me or someone else that you are comfortable talking to.
Sending good thoughts, prayers and ((((hugs)))) your way.

Sew Perfect
June 22nd, 2013, 03:27 AM
Marilyn, So glad you're back home and praying it will be all up hill from here. Just gotta get past the biopsy now. You have our support.

Iris Girl
June 22nd, 2013, 06:30 AM
You can do! One day at a time. each day without a cig is a great day and makes the next easier. Small goals are good . Get better get thru the biopsy make more quilts. Your support is here.

Granny Judy
June 22nd, 2013, 07:11 AM
Marilyn, glad to hear you are home... now about that smoking.. After 40 odd years, I was finally able to give it up by using the Electronic Cigarette. Never thought It would be possible for me, since I was HOOKED good and for soo many years. But Health reasons finally made me try everything. and THOSE e-cigs made it so much easier to give up the after eating smoke (which was my worst craving times) Studies have shown those things WORK!! THEY WORKED FOR ME!!! I've been a non smoker since 2009.

HandsOffItsMine
June 22nd, 2013, 07:51 AM
(((Marilyn))),

Glad you're home in your comfy bed! You need to rest, get ready for that biopsy! It will be benign, that's our motto! I'm holding your hand through cyberspace, just like you held mine...

You can do the no cigarettes, I have faith in you! Get an electric cig if you need to. :)

Prayers, healing light heading your way, huggers, Ruby and the family

Bubby
June 22nd, 2013, 08:16 AM
I'm glad you are back home. I'm praying for you, Do everything you are supposed to do. Love, Barb

Mpyles
June 22nd, 2013, 09:35 AM
Glad you are home! Take it easy and let yourself heal! Yay for giving up the smokes, you can do it!

MayinJerset
June 22nd, 2013, 09:36 AM
Great News Marilyn and praying it keeps getting better, May

grannyann
June 22nd, 2013, 09:37 AM
I am so very glad you are back in your home . I wish with all my heart that you can and will kick the smoking habit.
Not only will you get healthier but think of the money you save on smokes and medical bills.
My daughter that I took to the ER Sunday morning because she couldn't breath is right back smoking again. So all the money for that visit and the doctors making her well again was for nothing . A day later I guess she felt she was cured and went right back smoking. I tried to tell her why go ask the doctor to fix you when you go right back and do the same thing. The Asthma is not cured it is still there and it is just a matter of time and it will flare up again. But she is a grown woman and will have to decide for her self what she wants to do.
But I sure hope this all works out for you. God Bless

aliaslaceygreen
June 22nd, 2013, 09:38 AM
Glad you are home!! A great, positive attitude is the best medicine!

Monique
June 22nd, 2013, 09:49 AM
Marilyn, I am glad you are home. Good luck with the not smoking. My husband has been smoke free for about two months now. He is still finding it tough but he is determined. I am so proud of him. And I am proud of you too. YOU CAN DO THIS!!

Sandy Navas
June 22nd, 2013, 11:00 AM
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RFREE
June 22nd, 2013, 11:05 AM
There's no place like home! You continue in my thoughts and prayers.

dwil23
June 22nd, 2013, 11:06 AM
Glad you are home - hope you continue to get better and get good news. Take care of yourself.

Will be praying for you.

(((HUGS)))

Wwena
June 22nd, 2013, 12:21 PM
Marilyn - welcome back home!!! I sure hope there is a good outcome from your biopsy. You can do this!! You fight, girl! :D Big hugs.

mamaquilt
June 22nd, 2013, 05:00 PM
keep my fingers crossed and I wish you the very best. Those "cravings" are never over, even after years. I speak from experience, but with a strong will you'll get over those. So far I did, after 4 years.