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Bronchitis by bandgeek512 on 15 July 2006 6:44am
Yeah, I have it.


It makes me sad, too, because I'm performing a flute solo for church on Sunday. Not being able to breathe = not being able to play wind instruments well...

If I want to get a "good" breath, I have to support myself. I have to sit up straight, push on my collarbone, and then breathe in. Any other time, I take smaller, more shallow breaths. They keep me going, I suppose.
Re: Bronchitis by canaveralgumby on 15 July 2006 7:33am
Maybe someone up there doesn't want you to play the flute in church on Sunday........
Re: Bronchitis by arty_farty on 15 July 2006 4:23pm
get well soon
Re: Bronchitis by suzulu on 16 July 2006 1:39am
Hope you get well soon.
Re: Bronchitis by tucsonmike on 16 July 2006 5:17am
Feel better!
Re: Bronchitis by bandgeek512 on 16 July 2006 6:19am
Thanks, everyone!!! :D

Gotten considerably worse, but I'm living through it. It's funny, though. I went in to practice my solo for church this morning. I wasn't feeling any better, so I thought I was going to do very badly. But, the strange thing is, I could breathe perfectly fine when I was playing the song.

Sort of strange.

After I finished playing it, my lungs went crazy again.

If it gets worse between today and tomorrow, going to go to the emergency room. They're going to put me on steroids and give me more nebulizer treatments, but this is just crazy. This is the third time I've been ill this month. :P
Re: Bronchitis by Ken Dunn on 16 July 2006 8:44am
For chest ailments like this I take real honey and lemon juice dissolved in a cup/glass of boiling water just at bedtime. If I have any aches or pains then one 500mg paracetamol as well. This usually relieves the symptoms but as much rest as possible will help it clear up quicker.
Also I have a Boosey Hawkes A concert flute that I try to play occassionally and playing the flute is good for your lungs/chest when you are well.
Get well soon with some rest.
Re: Bronchitis by bandgeek512 on 16 July 2006 10:17am
Thanks so much, Ken. I've got some tea with honey at the moment. I've been trying to sleep for the past six hours, but have been woken up from my sleep by coughing...every hour. Yes, each and every hour. It is now 4 AM.

I don't think I'll be going to church tomorrow. I hope they'll let me reschedule. The song goes with a sermon my pastor is doing, so I hope the series has one more sermon left. :(

I think I can officially say, "It sucks being sick".

I do agree, though. The flute is great for the lungs. Except for the tuba, it requires the most air to be played properly.

Random facts...:P
Re: Bronchitis by Marcelle_Rio_de_Janeiro on 18 July 2006 2:38am
Hope you're feeling better! From 2005 to 2006 I had 2 pneumonias in a row, and all I can say is that when we begin to sense that we're breathing, things are really getting bad. Get better soon, girl! Hugs!
Re: Bronchitis by bandgeek512 on 18 July 2006 4:29am
I agree completely! You don't know how much breathing affects your life until you have to think about it.

I finally got some sleep! I slept for almost 15 hours straight! Well, almost straight. I did wake up a couple times to get some water and take more medicine. But, I slept. Yay :D

By the way, I did play in church yesterday morning. 9 AM rolled around and my mom woke me up to see how I was doing. I was much worse, but I got up and went to church anyway. I don't remember doing it, but I performed my solo. I'm told I did well. ;) I don't remember because when I came home, I took some freakishly strong cough medicine and was out completely.

I'm so glad I got up and played for church. :)
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