Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Woodnut, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Daphne, Al
    Just to let everyone know that I am on the mend. Today has been my best day in almost a month. Hopefully I can resume my work in the shop Monday. I have had the crude, worst case in my life. It started off as a sinus cough, then after a Dr's visit a shot and 2 prescriptions, it tightened up my cough and I had to sleep in a chair because every time I would lay down I would start coughing. In the chair I could only sleep for a hour or so without waking up to the consistent cough. The next Monday I went back to another Dr. and they gave me a Z pack of some kind and inhaler for the whizzing and some prescription cough syrup. Then he wanted me to go get an chest X-ray. Well about 2 hours after that he called me to inform me that the X-ray was clear except that I had spots on my right lung. He told me to go to my regular Dr. for him to check it out. So here I go trying to get an appointment with him, remind you that I was still about bedfast. Finally after about 2 days I got to see him, then he tells me that he has the same thing and that my first X-rays from 2002 had showed the same thing. So there was nothing to worry about, which was a good thing. He ordered more prescription cough syrup and told me not to use the inhaler. Then last Monday I went to another one of my specialist and she gave me a 7 day plan of steroids and this is the third day after she told me to start them and I already feel a lot better.
    Hope this is not too boring for you, but I thought a few people might like to know where I have been. Well guess what, I'M BACK. hopefully.
  2. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Sounds like things have not been a lot of fun. Sorry about all your discomfort and hoping your doctor's get things straight. Hoping you're better, Carl.

  3. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Hope you get to feeling better!
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Good to hear Carl. Im glad your OK.
  5. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Glad to hear that Carl, bet you can't wait to get back to the shop.
  6. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Daphne, Al
    Thanks guys. Would also like to let you know I have not forgot the storyboard. Maybe I will feel more like working on it also next week.
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Speaking of boards Carl. I made some Bodarc vice jaws for my big vice. stuck em on with 2 sided tape. Works perfect. They are very hard and wont compress easily but still dont mar the finish on guns. I use that vice for everything from pushing sights to torquing barrel nuts.
  8. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    Keep it up Carl.
    wishing the best for ya.
  9. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I was getting kinda worried about you, hadn't seen you post in almost two weeks. Glad that you are feeling better.
  11. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Daphne, Al
    Way to go Josh, always try new things, you will be surprised at the outcome. I always try new things and they sometimes work and sometimes don't, LOL. But I think you have hit on a really good thing and I am going to line my vise jaws and also try that.
    Thanks for the thought and sharing.
  12. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    South Dakota
    Glad you are feeling better....I hope you had a good prescription plan with all those meds you've been taking!
  13. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    Prednisone by chance?

    I have pinched nerves in my neck and back and when they get bad my DR precribes this. Works, but makes me FAT. No food, no beer and I still get fat. If ya feel a weight gain, do some weights or something and turn it into muscle instead of fat like I do.
  14. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Glad you are feeling better, and yes the steroids will cause weight gain.
  15. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Sorry to hear that you were down! And am glad to hear that you are better! I want to see that story board!!! :D
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