Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bye

Thank goodness for emergency departments. Apparently I have had pneumonia for the past 4 months. Explains the permanent 39 degree fever I have had since my birthday in February and the fact that I could not breathe...at all really. No wonder the inhalers were not working... I have tried every one on the market. I think I need to change my GP. A week of severe drugs and I am feeling like a new woman. I feel like I have been in a long dark tunnel the past few months.... I will never take a nice deep breath for granted ever again.

I'm off now... to move house and enjoy the long school break with my boys. Will be back early July.
Miss you already.
A-M xx

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  1. Enjoy your break and time with the family.
    Definitely change your GP!
    x Felicity

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  2. Phew...eee! So glad you found out the problem, but so sorry you've had to suffer with it for so long. New GP definitely! All the best for the move and time with your boys. Enjoy the adventure x

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  3. take care of yourself A-M and we look forward to your return in July. I am also looking forward to the school break coming up.
    love Cathy.xx

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  4. Rest up - let those boys bring you cups of tea - or something tall and clinking with ice!

    Doesn't sound like you have much reason to KEEP that GP.

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  5. So glad to hear you are finally feeling better... All the best with the move.

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  6. Glad that you are feeling better. Good luck with the move and enjoy the school break. Will be looking for your return.

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  7. Glad to hear you are feeling much better. Goodluck with the move and enjoy your break with your boys. Looking forward to seeing you back soon.

    MrsKT :)

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  8. Glad to hear you have received a proper diagnosis and wish you a speedy recovery and a smooth move! My husband had pneumonia last year and now swears by a daily dose of "Calcium Ascorbate Powder" (megadose of Vit C)mixed with his juice each morning. It really aided his recovery and has helped him to stay well.

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  9. I'm sorry you have pneumonia M-A but I can't say I'm surprised as I've had it twice. The second time under similar circumstances to you...running a business, small children, moving house etc. The first time, when I was 21, it was diagnosed correctly by our family doctor and I was better in a matter of weeks. But the second time I was told I had the flu and so I carried on. And you know how you're not supposed to complain about having the flu, well, I was sick for several months. It was the worst time. I couldn't breathe, hardly talk and was completely exhausted. So yes, change your GP as there's no excuse for letting you go through what you have. You will get better now.
    Have a lovely holiday in your new house, have fun with the boys, picnic by the river and enjoy Brisbane's Winter.

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  10. Oh my goodness!! A good GP is very hard to find but I think a change of GP is definitely in order! Good luck with the move.

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  11. Oh dear. I know a few people who have had 'walking pneumonia'... get better....xoxo

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  12. With everything that's been going on in your life over the past 4 months, it's no wonder you didn't realise how sick you were. (Can you see me wagging my finger?) Take lots of deep breaths and relax! Ok, well move first, unpack and then relax. Have a good break and we look forward to you resuming normal transmission in a month's time. You will have sooooo much to tell us.

    JenniferXX

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  13. Oh A-M I can sympethise. I had whooping cough and a broken rib that my doctor said was a "bad cough". He would press on the broken rib and say 'it's just muscular' !!!!!!!. as I was screaming. Just muscular my ****. So I went to another doctor and it was confirmed - WHOOPING COUGH. It was agony and I couldn't breath - just awful. I can't tell you to relax and take it easy just yet, get the move over with THEN get your boys to pamper you a bit. Best of luck A-M.

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  14. Oh my goodness A-M, pneumonia!!! Take care of yourself lovely lady, good luck with the move and enjoy the time with your boys. ~ Tina xx

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  15. Take care dear A-M
    Glad to hear you are feeling better.. Good luck with the move xxx Julie

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  16. Hi A-M, I am a HB subscriber & came across your post through the article on your beautiful home. I have thoroughly enjoyed your journey so far - it gives me a moment in my day that I really look forward to. We (hubby, myself, 3 y.o. son, 19 month daughter) are currently undertaking a much-needed 2-storey extension which has been in the planning since I was first pregnant with my daughter. It is painfully slow, & I have poured my heart & soul into choosing all of the fixtures & fittings (I am going for a scandinavian/modern Australian coastal look). It has been very challenging living in the front section of the house - 4 rooms & a bathroom with 2 toddlers during a Melbourne autumn & winter (the washing machine is in the kitchen right behind me, computer & printer on the kitchen table). Gumboots are the order of the day for us all - especially having to lug the washing out the front door, around the back & over the decking skeleton with kids in tow. I am a Libran, & so need balance & order in my life, so all of this is very disconcerting for me! I am so looking forward to setting up our 'big new home' (my son calls it) which probably won't be finished until Aug/Sep (was supposed to be completed by Easter!).
    Anyway, I am so glad to hear you have a diagnosis now & the drugs are working, & you can face the big move in a lot more comfort. I miss you already & look forward to more inspiration from you in July, & seeing how you work your new apartment - I have no doubt it will be gorgeous & functional! Enjoy the break with your gorgeous boys.
    Kirsty.

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  17. Oh my word...you MUST be feeling better. Goodness, girl. I am glad you get some time, albeit time to move, but time with your boys and time off to spend doing HOME things.

    Suzanne

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  18. Will so miss you! Have the best time you can and come back very very soon. So glad you are feeling better.

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  19. A-M, I'm so sorry to hear that you've been sick and didn't even know it! I would change dr's too! Glad they figured it all out and I hope you will be back in tiptop shape very soon!

    Enjoy your time away and we'll be anxiously awaiting your return!

    Kat :)

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  20. I dont know how you have done it all. Wishing you get well thoughts and fun times spent with your precious boys. Cant wait to see what is up your sleeve. Love, Heidi

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  21. Bye A-M (for now )glad your feeling better. I think a new doctor is a good idea. Don't shed too many tears moving day at least the rental sounds good
    Kind Regards
    Karen

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  22. Get a new GP pronto!!!!! What will I do each day when I soooooo look forward to reading your blog? I 'll adapt too I guess! Haapy holidays and moving!

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  23. Many GP's are not to be taken at their word unfortunately. I'm so glad you're being treated correctly now! And wow, what a big Goodbye! Bye beautiful house from me and good luck with all the excitement ahead to you my darling. Can't wait to see what you come up with next..Rachaelxx

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  24. I'm so glad you solved the health mystery and are feeling better!
    Have a wonderful break :)

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  25. Have a great break. All the best for your move and enjoy your time away. We will miss you and look forward to your return! I am pleased that you know what is wrong and are now on the mend! xx

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  26. Margaret PerusichTuesday, June 08, 2010

    Disaster! How am I going to last until July without my daily update. Every day, as soon as I get home, either from work or from dropping my boys at school, my first stop on the internet is your blog. I have enjoyed so much the tales of your beautiful home, and your gorgeous sons (I also have two, and the youngest (Danny 6yrs) is also allergic to peanuts. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us all in blogland. Get well soon (I also battled on through pneumonia last winter - didn't even see the doctor for four weeks, until I almost collapsed while shopping and then found out what the cause was!) How you have managed to do all you have in the past four months is unbelievable!

    thank you
    Margaret Perusich

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  27. aweee, good luck and take care A-M... miss you too! Julie in Holland ..

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  28. Oh honey that is just awful, lose that doctor asap.

    I'm so pleased you are feeling so much better, lots of luck with what's ahead...it'll be great!
    xoxo DJ

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  29. Oh my A-M! Yes, do change your GP. How does something like pneumonia go undetected? Thank goodness you're on the mend, but don't overdo it with the move.

    Have a great week and enjoy the time with your boys!

    Andrea

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  30. Oh my goodness! Glad to hear that you're on the mend x

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  31. Hi A-M,
    I will miss reading you everyday but am looking forward to your next adventure and hey, I have your archives until then! Take care,

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  32. Take care of yourself A-M. Enjoy your well deserved break and we look forward to your return :)

    B is building a house

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  33. Are you serious??? Oh my, that is so rediculous that you have had to put up with feeling so rotten for so long.... where do some doctors get there qualifications???
    I am so glad you are on the mend, have a great break, and I hope the move goes super smoothly for you all! Will miss you too..
    :) Flick

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  34. Congrats on finally solving your breathing mystery. Pneumonia can be very serious and I am surprised it wasn't considered by your doctor sooner.

    I wish you and your family a marvellous time. I look forward to reading more about your adventures when you return.

    Cheers,
    Will

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  35. So happy to hear you are healthy again
    have a fun break creating your new home
    Alison

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  36. Best wishes for the move A-M. Hope you enjoy your time with the boys over the break. Heal well, heal soon. Can't believe they didn't pick up the pneumonia before now.
    HUgzzzzz

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  37. You are one tough cookie A-M. I am tipping once those drugs kick in, we will see you before July (I hope). If not I will see you in July when we "hit the road". Good luck with the move.

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  38. So glad to hear you are on the mend.
    Have a great break. Sounds like you need it!

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  39. Enjoy the summer A-M and look after you....if you do that the rest will follow. Happy holidays and good luck moving, xv.

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  40. Wow! Yes, I would say you need to change your GP if it went undiagnosed for that long. Glad you are feeling better.

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  41. Enjoy your break A-M. Good luck with everything.
    Take care.X
    V

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  42. Oh Pneumonia. That was all huh?!? - geez woman! Look after yourself and enjoy the school holidays, best time of the year. love lots xx

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  43. oh A-M, what a flipping nightmare!! that GP should be replaced for sure. glad the good drugs are kicking in and hope you have a great break, jxx

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  44. Thank goodness you now know what you are dealing with. I bet your boys are relieved as well. They can start pampering you and getting you back on your feet asap. Enjoy the well earned and stress free break. Looking forward to your exciting posts in July.

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  45. Hi AM, good luck with your move to your new home. (what a great location) You have achieved so much. Please enjoy your break and get well. I will be looking forward to your return. Take care. Sj.x

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  46. ohmygosh... thank goodness you have finally found the root of the problem... yes, a new GP is in order (we had to do that several years ago- caused Dan to have to take a year off from work- It was a simple blood pressure medication issue for him, yet the GP was having a plethora of tests run. I finally demanded a new GP when he wanted a spinal tap!!! In the end... a simple change of BP meds corrected everything. SCARY.)

    Now, take good care of yourself A-M, and enjoy a good break! Will miss you and see you soon!
    xoxo,
    joan

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  47. oh my goodness! I'm so glad you are feeling better now! I hope you have a great time with your boys and you will be missed also!!

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  48. Wow, that's a long time to have pneumonia!! Yes, change your GP ASAP!!! Good to hear you're feeling better now.

    Good luck with the move and enjoy the school break :-)

    Kelly

    P.S. Your article in Home Beautiful is fantastic!! Thanks again!!

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  49. Oh A-M, I feel for you, so glad that you are now on the road to recovery. This type of misdiagnosis appears common, I know quite a few mums (surprising isn't it, not) who sufferering pneumonia for months.
    Looking forward to progress on the move.
    E
    xx

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  50. Thank you all for your kind words. I will still try to pop in to visit you all between tasks....in quiet moments.... internet connections permitting... you know the drum when moving! A-M xx

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  51. OK!

    I've just been doing a bit of an A-M blog catch up while the little people are occupied, and here's what I wanted to tell you:

    - I can't believe your GP didn't pick up on why you weren't getting bettr sooner! Definitely time for a new GP :)
    - So happy that you have finally found something funky and new and much more liveable than the old 'new' place. Bring on the new ideas and storage tweeks for a smaller home!
    - It's great to hear that the boys are OK with the move, it would make life very hard if they weren't. They are two wonderful boys :)
    - Try doing what you are doing, except pregnant, and lving in another state - that was us, October last year! I am so happy and thankful that us moving is not on our horizon for a while, I hope!
    - Have a lovely 'holiday' from the blog. I'm sure you'll be back with loads and loads of great posts!

    And above all, take care of yourself and don't work too hard in the coming months. You need to get better and back to 100%!
    xxx

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  52. I'm glad *someone* knew what they were doing! Yay for A&E!!! Booo for the GP. :[ I can only imagine how low you've felt and thank goodness it's getting sorted now.

    Have fun in your break. Relax, rest and recoup, as much as a move will allow, and we'll see you 'on the other side'.

    Missing *you* already! What will I do without my daily dose of Brisbane sunshine and prettiness? :)

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  53. Hope all goes well A-M and I hope the new journey is as exciting and inspiring to as this one has been for you. Look after yourself the next few weeks will be hectic and you need to focus on good health as well as good moves.

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  54. Dear A-M, really sorry to learn you have had undiagnosed pneumonia, what a total star you are for carrying on, you must have felt dreadful. Hope you feel 100% soon. Good luck with your move, love to you and your lovely boys Bx

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  55. Hey A-M, serious battery re-charge needed hun, take it easy and make sure you TAKE a break! Mrs C x

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  56. Most definitely change GP's. That is unacceptable! 4 months?? My Son had developed breathing difficulties a week after he had been in hospital for 5 days with Influenza A. We were away at my Parents house at the time and took him to the local (country) ED. They totally dismissed it, wouldn't give him antibiotics as a precaution and basically said it was the virus re-appearing. Yeah right! Took him back to the hospital he had stayed in previously when we got home the next day , did a chest x-ray and instantly diagnosed Pneumonia. I was livid with 'other' hospital...never again!

    Take time out to relax and re-coup. We can all live without your updates for a bit (only just!), and recharge your batteries. You'll need them for moving.

    My very best wishes to you and your family for the big 'goodbye' and move. I'm certainly going to miss 'The House That A-M Built'...but I'll wait patiently for the next chapter!!!!

    Good luck and take care!

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  57. Pneumonia for 4 months, good grief! So glad you got a good diagnosis and some proper medicine to help you through the packing and moving and unpacking. Enjoy your time off, can't wait to catch up with you after you are all moved in to you new apartment. I am sure it will be gorgeous with a capital "A-M".

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  58. Oh you poor love! Rest up and look after yourself. Hope the move goes smoothly. Look forward to seeing you back here xx

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  59. You poor possum, how on earth you've managed to get through the last few months is beyond me - you're made of pretty stern stuff woman! Missing you already, but you need to take care of yourself first and foremost, and I hope the move goes smoothly so you can kick back and relax for a while - you deserve it! Oh, and shop around for a new doctor - what a wally! K xx

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  60. Holy Crap AM - how on earth have you managed to keep it all together? I am astonished! Look after yourself & enjoy your break.
    Love Katie

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  61. I reckon the local Witch Doctor would have diagnosed & treated you with more care dear A-M!! No-one deserves a break more than you - make sure you have plenty of A-M time once the house move is done & dusted. It's a very 'challenging' experience so cut yourself some slack girl.
    Love Millie ^_^

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  62. Oh my goodness - you´ve been sick?! Rest well now and have a great summer!

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  63. That's ridiculous medical care - I'm so glad you have finally been correctly diagnosed. I certainly hope you are able to put your feet up for a good long time after your move. Getting your strength back after pheumonia takes a loooong time. Take care!

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  64. so glad you are o the mend... please take it easy during the move and then rest well... xoxo

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  65. Hope you feel better....and good luck packing og moving...lot of job....Take good care of yourself !!

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  66. So glad you got it figured out and you are feeling so much better! I hope your move goes smoothly and you have a wonderful time with your boys.

    I'll be missing you and anxiously waiting for some new posts when you return!

    Take care!

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  67. I keep coming in to work and checking your blog hoping to see a new entry from you ... Really looking forward to your return :)
    Hope you are enjoying your time with the boys.

    B is building a house

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