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

  1. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    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

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    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

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    Hope you get to feeling better!
     
  4. JLA

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    Good to hear Carl. Im glad your OK.
     
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    Glad to hear that Carl, bet you can't wait to get back to the shop.
     
  6. Woodnut

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Keep it up Carl.
    wishing the best for ya.
     
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    I was getting kinda worried about you, hadn't seen you post in almost two weeks. Glad that you are feeling better.
     
  11. Woodnut

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    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

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    Glad you are feeling better....I hope you had a good prescription plan with all those meds you've been taking!
     
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    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.
     
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    Glad you are feeling better, and yes the steroids will cause weight gain.
     
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    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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