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  1. I would like to pick your collective brains :)

    This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking
    cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I "whistle" when I'm asleep due to the wheeziness ...).
    This is driving me up the wall & I'm missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy. So
    collective brains on how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but go to
    a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.

    Full of withdrawal symptoms about not being on the bike...

    helen s ... out for the sympathy vote ;-)

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  2. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    > helen s ... out for the sympathy vote ;-)

    Yes, sorry to hear you're not well.

    I'm sure there's no magic answers. You've just got to rest. No cycling! Perhaps knitting a few more
    slaving pabs will pass the time :))

    get well soon ~PB
     
  3. Bas

    Bas Guest

    clothes to tight ?

    "wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I would like to pick your collective brains :)
    >
    > This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking
    > cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I
    "whistle"
    > when I'm asleep due to the wheeziness ...). This is driving me up the wall
    &
    > I'm missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy. So collective
    brains on
    > how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but
    go to
    > a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.
    >
    > Full of withdrawal symptoms about not being on the bike...
    >
    > helen s ... out for the sympathy vote ;-)
    >
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    > Flush out that intestinal parasite and/or the waste product before sending
    a
    > reply!
    >
    > Any speeliong mistake$ aR the resiult of my cats sitting on the
    keyboaRRRDdd
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
     
  4. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter wrote:
    > I would like to pick your collective brains :)

    > ... out for the sympathy vote ;-)

    You've got that, that's not a problem. And having had an enforced layoff just before Christmas
    myself, I really can sympathise...

    ... but as Pete suggests, this Pete concurs: rest is probably best, it'll let your body concentrate
    resources on fighting the bugs rather than have effort sidelined into propelling a bike. A wee
    pootle for a mile or two probably won't kill you, but I'm afraid any Big Rides will probably be
    counter-productive when it comes to de-lurgifying :-(

    Pete.
    --
    Peter Clinch University of Dundee Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Medical Physics, Ninewells Hospital
    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK net [email protected]
    http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  5. Bas

    Bas Guest

    more serious..... you sure it's not some kind of allergic reaction to something ? Maybe medication
    you received earlier? Or you got a cat in the last few week ?

    Bas

    "wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I would like to pick your collective brains :)
    >
    > This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking
    > cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I
    "whistle"
    > when I'm asleep due to the wheeziness ...). This is driving me up the wall
    &
    > I'm missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy. So collective
    brains on
    > how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but
    go to
    > a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.
    >
    > Full of withdrawal symptoms about not being on the bike...
    >
    > helen s ... out for the sympathy vote ;-)
    >
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    > Flush out that intestinal parasite and/or the waste product before sending
    a
    > reply!
    >
    > Any speeliong mistake$ aR the resiult of my cats sitting on the
    keyboaRRRDdd
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
     
  6. Arthur Clune

    Arthur Clune Guest

    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter <[email protected]> wrote:
    : how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but go to a doc with a cough
    : & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.

    I'd go to the doc. If it's getting worse not better then I think you need to.

    Arthur

    --
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    Lord Lester
     
  7. John B

    John B Guest

    Bas wrote:

    > clothes to tight ?
    >

    Has someone secretly been trying on those b*bshorts?

    John B
     
  8. "wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I would like to pick your collective brains :)
    >
    > This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking
    > cough, tight chest & wheeziness (... ....it is driving me up the wall - but go to a doc with a
    > cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.

    This was on Breakfast news this am. They wheeled Dr Rosemay Leonard on to say that viral colds can
    leave a hacking cough for up to a month after most symptoms have disappeared, and as long as the
    sputum was relatively uncovered i.e. no blood, (I didn't really fancy finishing my toast and marmite
    after this) there was no reason to worry. Mild expectorants e.g. Benylin, Robotussin, Tixylix,
    Valponia may be of some benefit.

    Get well soon, and might I suggest some of one of Scotland's finest malts as a good way to, if not
    recover, at least enjoy yourself as much as possible.

    Slainte mhath!

    E
     
  9. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I would like to pick your collective brains :)
    >
    > This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking
    > cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I
    "whistle"
    > when I'm asleep due to the wheeziness ...). This is driving me up the wall
    &
    > I'm missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy. So collective
    brains on
    > how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but
    go to
    > a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.

    Sympathy.

    A few years back I had a cough that would not go away. Eventually I took it to the quack -- I try
    not to waste his time with trivial but this would not budge.

    He suggested I had had a virus (yep) and somehow the standard cough had just 'forgotten' to go away.

    He prescribed the brown inhaler to help remove the problem -- it worked after a week or so.

    On the radio/tv this morning (can't remember which) there was something about coughs being a 'big
    problem' at the moment.

    The suggestion was if you were coughing up not a lot or clear stuff -- suffer, it should clear up in
    a month or so. If you are coughing up gloopy yellow/green stuff, have some pain or tightness (i.e.
    what you described) -- go see the quack.

    Sounds reasonable.
     
  10. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I would like to pick your collective brains :)
    >
    > This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking
    > cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I
    "whistle"
    > when I'm asleep due to the wheeziness ...). This is driving me up the wall
    &
    > I'm missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy. So collective
    brains on
    > how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but
    go to
    > a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.
    >
    > Full of withdrawal symptoms about not being on the bike...

    Look on the bright side. The Slab Fairy is still out of action.

    :)
     
  11. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I would like to pick your collective brains :)
    >
    > This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking
    > cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I "whistle" when I'm asleep due to the wheeziness
    > ...). This is driving me up the wall & I'm missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy. So
    > collective brains on how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but go
    > to a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.
    >
    > Full of withdrawal symptoms about not being on the bike...
    >

    Wahaay. The PSF is out of action. Let the bibshort-fest begin!

    Levity aside unless there is something untoward, the only real cure for colds and coughs is time.
    For the cough the Swiss use Ricola sweets which I've found work very well. For tightness and
    wheeziness try some karvol in a bowl of hot water and a towel over your head. Family will laugh and
    make all sorts of gestures you can't see through the towel but the results are worth it.

    As for the bike, get Vernon to captain a tandem, wrap up warm and sit on the back with your feet
    on the bars.

    Now where are those leopard print bib shorts I bought the other day.......

    Tony
     
  12. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter wrote:

    > This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty
    > hacking cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I "whistle" when I'm asleep due to the
    > wheeziness ...).

    Not a good sign. See the doc - it won't be a waste of her time. You could be heading for a chest
    infection. Actually, if you are wheezing in your sleep you probably already have one (or asthma, in
    which case you should also see the doc).

    > This is driving me up the wall & I'm missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy.

    It doesn't stop me, but I'm asthmatic. If I am heading for a chest infection I will get a bottle of
    the usual antibiotic and get out in the fresh air as much as possible.

    > go to a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.

    Doctors like to see people. They are sociable types. Pop in to your surgery and have a nice moan
    about your symptoms, and make it plain that you understand why antibiotics are not a good
    alternative to Smarties :)

    --
    Guy
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    about it perhaps you could think when we talk of bicycles, that you see them printing their proud
    wheels i' the receiving earth; thanks awfully.

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  13. Andy Welch

    Andy Welch Guest

    On 3-Feb-2003, "Eddie Dubourg" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > This was on Breakfast news this am. They wheeled Dr Rosemary Leonard on to say that viral colds
    > can leave a hacking cough for up to a month after most symptoms have disappeared,

    And there's me thinking I was unique :) I picked up a cold just before Christmas and the cough has
    only just gone.

    > Get well soon, and might I suggest some of one of Scotland's finest malts as a good way to, if not
    > recover, at least enjoy yourself as much as possible.

    Always good advice that. Although at this risk of getting a howling mob outside my house I have to
    say that the Bushmills 16 year old slips down very nicely as well. Personal favorite at the moment
    though is a 15 year old Glendronach. The fact that the Glendronach distillery is only a pleasant 12
    mile ride from my house doesn't hurt of course.

    Cheers,

    Andy
     
  14. Bob Flemming

    Bob Flemming Guest

    If it's viral (which it most probably is) then it's you, the virus and your immune system...and it's
    all hands to the pump....rest, rest, rest and more rest - with plenty of fluid and soup thrown in
    for good measure.

    Not wishing to depress you further, I had a virus a few years back that had me laid up for months.
    Very nasty....could barely hear for weeks! Fearing I was making a dodgy self-diagnosis (that being:
    there's nothing I can do about this), I paid a visit to the doc....we did a few
    antibiotics...several in fact .....complete waste of time. It cleared...eventually...but boy, was I
    knocked up.

    No harm in getting to the doc, at least it will eliminate a few things.

    Times like this you realize what daytime TV is for !

    Keep warm too.

    bob

    On 03 Feb 2003 13:36:55 GMT, [email protected] (wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter) wrote:

    >I would like to pick your collective brains :)
    >
    >This respiratory infection I've got - gone from being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking
    >cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I "whistle" when I'm asleep due to the wheeziness
    >...). This is driving me up the wall & I'm missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy. So
    >collective brains on how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but go to
    >a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.
    >
    >Full of withdrawal symptoms about not being on the bike...
    >
    >helen s ... out for the sympathy vote ;-)
    >
    >
    >~~~~~~~~~~
    >Flush out that intestinal parasite and/or the waste product before sending a reply!
    >
    >Any speeliong mistake$ aR the resiult of my cats sitting on the keyboaRRRDdd
    >~~~~~~~~~~
     
  15. <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...

    > Always good advice that. Although at this risk of getting a howling mob outside my house I have to
    > say that the Bushmills 16 year old slips down very nicely as well.

    No problems about that - Irish Whiskey is as good. As Oz Clarke says "Drink what /you/ want, not
    what some big nosed snob tells you to drink"

    > Personal favorite at the moment though is a 15 year old Glendronach. The fact that the Glendronach
    > distillery is only a pleasant
    12
    > mile ride from my house doesn't hurt of course.

    That must be very nice....

    Being a lowlander, I've got Glenkinchie near me, but I like Islay malts, particularly Bhuana-abhain.
    Or Talisker (looks at watch, looks out of window - hmm, snowy ride, will need something to warm me
    up at home....mmmmmmmmm,,,,,......)

    E
     
  16. Paul Rudin

    Paul Rudin Guest

    >>>>> "w" == wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter <[email protected]> writes:

    w> I would like to pick your collective brains :) This respiratory infection I've got - gone from
    w> being a code in my node to being a nasty hacking cough, tight chest & wheeziness (Vernon says I
    w> "whistle" when I'm asleep due to the wheeziness ...). This is driving me up the wall & I'm
    w> missing being on the bike - it is driving me crazy. So collective brains on how to get a prompt
    w> recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but go to a doc with a cough & cold &, well -
    w> 'nuff sed.

    Some infections really need anti-biotics to sort them out. A few years ago I had a nasty cough that
    lingered for two or three weeks. I finally got to going to the doc, and it turned out it was
    pneumonia. A few days of anti-biotics and it was gone.

    --
    What I need is a MATURE RELATIONSHIP with a FLOPPY DISK...
     
  17. Danny Colyer

    Danny Colyer Guest

    wafflycat wrote:
    > So collective brains on how to get a prompt recovery please - it is driving me up the wall - but
    > go to a doc with a cough & cold &, well - 'nuff sed.

    If only there was some item of clothing that could keep your chest warm when you're on the bike.
    Hmm. There is *one* item I can think of, but you wouldn't like it ;-)

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    Thomas Paine
     
  18. >There is *one* item I can think of, but you wouldn't like it ;-)

    There are several items that keep the heaving bazoomas warm - the overshoulder boulder holder - a
    lovely long, wicking base layer & then a long sleeved cycling jersey on top - no gaps, no need for
    any *horrible* items either, Nipples my boy!

    Cheers, the paving slab fairy...

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    Any speeliong mistake$ aR the resiult of my cats sitting on the keyboaRRRDdd
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  19. >Yes, sorry to hear you're not well.
    >
    >I'm sure there's no magic answers. You've just got to rest. No cycling! Perhaps knitting a few more
    >slaving pabs will pass the time :))
    >
    >get well soon

    Thanks Pete. Ack, I am missing being on the bike - this cough is hacking and I *loathe* it. :(

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    Flush out that intestinal parasite and/or the waste product before sending a reply!

    Any speeliong mistake$ aR the resiult of my cats sitting on the keyboaRRRDdd
    ~~~~~~~~~~
     
  20. >You've got that, that's not a problem. And having had an enforced layoff just before Christmas
    >myself, I really can sympathise...
    >

    Thanks Pete :)

    >... but as Pete suggests, this Pete concurs: rest is probably best, it'll let your body concentrate
    >resources on fighting the bugs rather than have effort sidelined into propelling a bike. A wee
    >pootle for a mile or two probably won't kill you, but I'm afraid any Big Rides will probably be
    >counter-productive when it comes to de-lurgifying :-(

    I shall have to make do with simply visualising being opn the bike. I can visualise myself
    leaving Lance in my wake as I cycle up Alpe D'Huez at a speed never before acheived by cyclist
    male of female. Funny that, I can visualise being a quite brilliant cyclist, but when it comes to
    reality ... ;-)

    Cheers, helen s

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    Any speeliong mistake$ aR the resiult of my cats sitting on the keyboaRRRDdd
    ~~~~~~~~~~
     
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