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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wish Me Luck...Going Back to the Doctor Today!

Hi all...
I am going back to my doctor today as I am still having too many symptoms of this cold/virus that I have had since around November 27th. My voice is still sounds kind of weird and I am coughing a lot. I don't know if whatever I have settled in my chest or its just lingering. Whatever it is, I am starting to get concerned. I am still having breathing difficulties and I really don't want to end up back in the emergency room with accute breathing distress or an athsma attack. I must say I am better since the last time I ended up there. I had to get a breating treatment and a steriod shot to reduce the swelling in my lungs. Maybe I just need another series of treatments. I was expecting to feel better, not worse after quitting smoking. I guess I should never assume anything! This does make my resolve to stay quit much stronger, at least for the day. Wish me luck. Thanks for all the support.



MamaFlo said...

Diva, keep us abreast of what's happening with your health. I've read about other people on Chantix that get the same kind of side effects and they have to end up quitting the Chantix - I hope that isn't you as it sounds like Chantix has helped you get this far.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mz Diva said...

Thank you so much for your concern Mamaflo. From what the doctor determined, what I have is not a Chantix related. I have respertory distress and my athsma, which has been under control for years, is acting up due to a virus that attacked my vocal chords and lungs. I was put on another course of steroids to bring down the lung inflamation. Hopefully this will do it!