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Good and less good - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Good and less good
Good thing: Being married to psychohist for seven years as of yesterday.
Less good: Three years of trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant. We wanted to wait a few years to get the marriage as right as we could before kids arrived on the scene, but really, seven years is a tad excessive for that.
Good thing: Anniversary cake from Rosies
Less good: They haven't made the lemon poppy seed that we had for our actual wedding cake for a few years and I'm still pouting about having to settle for our second choice for the anniversary cake.
Good thing: Well into supression cycle for IVF #3
Less good: Even though the nurse says there is nothing in the test results that should prevent approval, we still don't have official approval yet, and I'm supposed to start lupron on Friday.
Good thing: My immune system still seems to be fighting off Warren's cold, though I'm probably jinxing myself for typing that.
Less good: He's been sick for four full weeks now with a cough that makes it sound like all his internal organs are coming up and a sore throat that means that we play Warcraft just to make it easier to type at each other so he doesn't have to talk.
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remcat From: remcat Date: May 22nd, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not to borrow trouble .... but has W been checked for pnuemonia? My "cough that wouldn't quit" ebbed and flowed but never really got better, until one evening where I couldn't catch my breath, and every inhalation was like a knife in my right lung. One quickie course of antiobiotics, and I am 100% better. No need to wait until the can't-breath-knife-lung stage though!
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: May 22nd, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've sent him to the doctor twice now, they tested him for strep both times. I was certainly thinking pnuemonia. The first time they sent him home with antibiotics, and he was feeling better for a while, but then he relapsed. The second time (post relapse) they said it was probably viral and sent him home empty handed. I am tempted to go in with him the next time and inform them that I am most displeased with their lack of progress, but Warren might find that embarrassing.
remcat From: remcat Date: May 22nd, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

"must be viral" is a bad excuse for something that's going on and on....

Both my dr and my mom's dr mentioned there was an antibiotic-resistant bronchitis/pnuemonia going around. My mom's infection did not respond to standard antibiotics and she had to do a 2nd round with something stronger. As I am allergic to penicillin-family drugs, they always start me on better stuff anyway :).
psychohist From: psychohist Date: May 23rd, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be honest, I'm inclined to believe the doctor on this one. In the past, Harvard Pilgrim doctors have been pretty accurate about these things, even though they hand out antibiotics 'just in case'.

The cough is a throat cough, and not a bronchial cough. My lungs seem to be clear; the doctor did check that.

It's possible I shouldn't have finished the antibiotics when the first test came back negative; they kill off good bacteria as well as bad bacteria, which could have upset the balance in my mouth and gastrointestinal tract. The doctor did mention that the only thing the throat culture doesn't catch is yeast infections, but she said that would be visually obvious.
enugent From: enugent Date: May 24th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Tom had an awful sore throat and cough that lasted eight weeks, through a progression of killer antibiotics (all while he was intensively studying Japanese - not a good time to not be able to talk without pain). He finally saw a different doctor, who immediately diagnosed it as a fungal infection (so the antibiotics had been making things worse by killing off competing flora). His throat felt much better within twelve hours of starting antifungals. It sounds like the possibility is at least in your doctor's mind, but you might want to ask him to follow up on it if the cough doesn't go away.
psychohist From: psychohist Date: May 24th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, the sore throat has pretty much gone away, but I still have a cough. I also still have pain in what seems like the deeper layers of the left pectoral muscle; I figured before that these were from sleeping with the head elevated and the chest scrunched, but last night I slept in the normal position.

Wikipedia says these are pneumonia symptoms, but I've not had any fever. Not sure how long I should wait before going in again.
enugent From: enugent Date: May 24th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy anniversary! It doesn't seem possible that it's really been seven years since your wedding.
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