My outing today 12 days out of hosp

My son insist that I get out of the house for awhile.  I have an oxygen tank on wheels  so I will be able to take it.  He is going to bbq at his house.  I am getting afraid to leave the house and that is what he is worried about.  He is thinks I may get to a point where I will not leave the house at all.I had pretty good rest last night only got up once.  I keep asking the same question over and over.  Will I ever feel any better than this?????I am going to try and stay positive today. I am still having trouble with my congestion.  It sounds like I am talking in a muffled tone which is very irritating.  I do not know how to clear my head.  I should call the dr on Monday. More Journal later.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Hello Linda, I am glad you are getting out of the house, just stay away from the smoke the bbq creates and you will do fine. It can be scary at first, you will get better at this with time.
You might need some Mucinex to help with the mucus. I use a prescription of the liquid form, it is called Guaifenesin. The Mucinex can be pretty expensive after a while and for me the liquid goes down better than the pill. The liquid has the same ingredient in it as Mucinex. Something to put on your list to talk to the doc about.

I don\'t remember,do you have something to take to help you with the anxiety ??
Might help to take something before going out so you are not so nervous about it.

Good luck today sweetie pie.

Hugs,
Leenie
Linda9332
Linda9332

I just got back on anti depressives no anxiety meds. My son lives 10 minutes away so I think I will be OK there. I will ask the dr about the liquid form of mucinex, thanks for the info
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi Linda,

I hope you have a great time at your son\'s today. It is so important that you do not isolate yourself. Mucinex (its generic version or liquid) seems to be a stable with us COPD\'ers and is a big help. You might try the over-the-counter kind until you talk with your doctor. When you call your doctor, be sure to ask about oxygen that is more portable. There is so many alternatives as far as those heavy tanks that I cannot see why you could not have it, and it will help you mentally to get out.

Hoping you have a fun day and enjoy yourself!

Hugs,
Joni
indynanna
indynanna

Glad youre getting out and about, thats as important as your physical goals because it helps support your mental health. I went for a while & never left the house, and it just added to the depression. It does get better, your body has suffered a trauma,and it will take time for it to adjust and heal as well as it can. I sue mucinex myself and it helps, i also have a thing called a flutter, you use it as a breathing tool to help clear the lungs. I stay home mostly because its so cold outside. I cant wait for spring, I hope to plant some flowers on my back porch maybe. Soon as i can afford im gonna work on a scrapbook for my granddaughter,who live in Florida. They live in Coral Springs. My daughter is a massage therapist and is currently going to nursing school. We want to move there so badly. I miss my grandbabies. As time goes by, it does get better, and easier, ok?
diane