Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stone And Wood

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How much do you love this!... the floors, those beams, the windows, lighting, cute little stools, all the stone, the rustic wooden get up under the windows... even the food looks good!
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PS. Taking a few days off from the bloggy. Real life has taken over. My pneumonia cough is back again so I plan to lie low for a bit.... (only got 2 months of good health this time around). I swear it permanently lives in my lungs. Any resp. physician readers out there? a virtual consult?....dry, non productive, harsh, violent, relentless cough (we're talking.."test the pelvic floor" intensity)/clear CT/relatively clear chest/non responsive to oral, inhaled steroids, asthma medication/normal spirometry/permanent low grade fever/never smoked/past Hx of mycoplasma pneumoniae and pertussis (I tend to attract the lower resp. atypicals) but only raised mycoplasma titre showing up at present. Current Tx - macrolide in the hope that we're Tx an atypical... but that's only bacteriostatic not bacteriocidal?... longer course than usual required perhaps? Sorry, any advice most welcome... I'm sort of desperate :) Back soon. 
Miss you already.

36 comments:

  1. You know I had a similar images saved for my next kitchen that was very similar to this, but with everything I am seeing lately I have gone in another directions...this is making me rethink that!!!
    Hope you feel better soon!! xo

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  2. hi AM I agree that kitchen is quite amazing

    I am sorry your lungs are letting you down again- I am sure youare doing this but you need to get a second opinion 'stat'!

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  3. Oh I love that kitchen, esp. the island!! Perfect! Hope you feel better soon!! Always look forward to your posts! ~Kristen

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  4. Heavens, how awful. You lost me in the medical jargon so I am not much help. Perhaps seek a seventh or ninth opinion? Great kitchen. Rest up. A x

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  5. Take care of yourself - second opinion sounds good to me.... Look forward to your posts when you are feeling better. ;-)

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  6. The kitchen is gorgeous and makes me want to walk barefoot on that gorgeous wood floor.

    Best solution to that cough of yours? Move to Canada! Enough said! Feel better A-M...will be thinking of you.

    Andrea

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  7. Oh you poor thing, I wish you a fast recovery!
    The picture of the kitchen is very similar to my Mother in law's, she lives in a gorgeous town in Victoria (Port Fairy)! Take care and I look forward to your blogs soon! Mimi x

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  8. That's awful about your health. My mother-in-law gets pneumonia almost every year. She's prone to it but she never slows down - working long hours and has the barest minimum of sleep. Not sustainable. I agree with everyone else - get a second opinion.xx

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  9. Yikes, that does sound harsh! I hope you can find a cure..get well soon..Rachaelxx

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  10. Get well soon, we will miss you too!

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  11. Such a warm, comforting place. I hope you're somewhere similarly cosy as you recover. Get well soon!

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  12. Gosh poor you.
    I think you might have a type of pneumonia that a lot of GP's miss but is actually quite common. Now when I give you the name don't freak whilst it sounds like something that we associate with other parts of our body it is a slightly different virus or bacteria and is caught from inhaling the bug. Ok here goes! Chlamydia virus can affect the lungs and it is rarely picked up.
    I am not a doctor but my husband is and surprisingly he often see patients who had been ill for months and on many antibiotics and then they find out they have this. Not sure of the treatment but worth and enquiry with your doctor.
    Kate Bx

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  13. You poor thing, A-M. You don't sound well at all.
    I think a second opinion is definitely the order of the day.
    While you are visiting your GP to request a new referral, I would get a complete and thorough check-up and blood screening. Just in case something else is going on.
    All the best,
    Cxx
    PS - love the kitchen....I especially love the way the bench overhang has been addressed with the three timber "posts". Adds interest and extra style...very clever....saving that one for my "new kitchen" file! Thank you!

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  14. I"m so sorry to hear the cough is back. All of a sudden I wish I was a respiratory physician, but alas I'm not. Here's hoping you find a specialist that can help you.

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  15. Hi A-M, Sorry to hear that you are still sick. Only a suggestion, but have you thought of going to see a Naturopath? My 10 year old son had this hideous cough that was very barky and terribly annoying for ages. We had chest x-rays, blood tests etc. A naturopath suggested that it may be a parasite causing the cough (ICK) and that we should give him some of that "inner heath" powder in some juice, and give him a good dose of worming treatment. Never had the cough again. Possibly worth a try?

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  16. Got my 17th opinion Respiratory Specialist appointment - 29th Oct - will I last til then? Thanks for your kind words. Curled up on couch resorting to daytime television - not a pretty sight! A-M xx

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  17. Oh, A-M, so sorry to hear this. It sounds dreadful. I'm crossing my fingers the 29th of October brings you the answers you seek. But that is so far away! Hugs from Hobart J x

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  18. So sorry to hear that you are so unwell. I can imagine it must be so frustrating to not be able to find a cure:(. Meanwhile you need to rest and take it easy.

    Gorgeous kitchen. I think Mjm from the Decorating Forum would absolutely love it. She desperately wants to add rocks and wood to her kitchen. This might just convince her hubby she hasn't lost the plot lol.

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  19. Great kitchen (but you only ever show great ones!) - sending get well soon vibes, cheers :)

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  20. Love the combo of stone and timber - such a welcoming look
    Take care, plenty of rest for you
    Alison

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  21. Dear AM

    My husband had ravaged lungs after undergoing some heavy duty chemo and radiation. He was recommended a Chinese Specialist who works out of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre - in the business towers. This guy was recommended to me by my Uncle who had suffered terrible lung damgage after accidentally inhaling mushroom compost (doctors said he would have to live with it) anyway this Chinese Specialist consulted with my husband, put him on a special diet, he had to take some certain vitamins and keep away from some certain food and drinks (mandarins are apparently bad for lungs) he had cupping and scraping. His lungs have been amazing since he began following this. The specialist had something like a 4 hour consultation with him + treatment and I think it was $200. My husband was never one for what he deemed as "alternative therapy" but when doctors at the hospital are saying there is not much we can do to help this has been amazing. He also worked wonders for my Uncle. If you are interested I will try and find a name as "the Chinese Specialist at Indooroopilly" is a little ambigious. When my husband first started following the changed diet etc - he was sick for about 3 weeks and the specialist had mentioned that this would happen as the cupping and diet change does bring out the toxins in the body but afterwards he felt amazing. This was 2 years ago and when his lungs start to feel really bad again he goes back and follows the diet for a few months again.

    Carolyn

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  22. Oh A-M, I hope you can get lots of rest, pneumonia is quite nasty and can often sneak up on you. Take care.x

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  23. Gorgeously welcoming kitchen. Sorry to hear that cough is back. We can't seem to shake the cough that attacked us 3 months ago. My hubby almost goes mad at night listening to the cough chorus. With 8 of us hacking away it is almost melodic - maybe we could take a leaf from the Von Traps!
    Clare x

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  24. Get Well Soon! I think you have had an uber stressful year what with the sale, the moving, the flooding etc -Could this be a factor? Could you slow down a bit? Are you prepared to embrace alternative therapy? Meanwhile for God's sake eat lots of soothing comforting hot things like home made chicken soup. If you need some soup, email me. I'll bring some round xxxxx

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  25. Love the kitchen but am sorry to hear about your ill health. I definitely think a second opinion is called for and if it's any help, I got sick like you a couple of years ago and apart from meds, my doctor also suggested that to boost your immune system beetroot and carrot juice with a little ginger every day is really good and swimming is excellent for lung health (once you're better of course). Jane @ the girl in the brick house.

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  26. Dear A-M,

    So sorry to hear you are unwell again. I have no suggestions to give you, unfortunately, but sending you you all my 'get well soon' vibes!

    Take Care!

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  27. Love the kitchen, looks amazing. I like seeing your pictures they are inspiring me for my current house reno of my house in Melbourne. All the best hope you feel better soon.

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  28. Very inviting kitchen, does this not just make you feel 'at home'?

    Louise L. Hay's book 'You can heal your life' Refers to the probable cause of Pneumonia/Lung Problems as Desperate. Tired of Life. Fear of taking in Life. Emotional Wounds that are not allowed to heal.

    New thought pattern: I freely take in Divine ideas that are filled with the breath and the intelligence of Life. This is a new moment.I lovingly live life to the fullest.

    Can't wait to have you back.
    Feel better soon xxx

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  29. Interesting point Cherie. If I do have my cough and I am stressed (afraid of what life is throwing at me!) it does get worse. Fever does indicate that it is an infection though but maybe I am more susceptible to infection due to emotional wounds! Hey, everyone, thank you for all your comments and emails. I have heard from fellow mycoplasma sufferers! and doctors. I have even had my lovely dentist send me some medicine and a book to read. Still crook. I'm going to give it the weekend and then I am going to tell it to go! A-M xx

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  30. Oh A-M I am so sorry to hear your problems with lungs are back.

    I wish I can come with some magical solution.
    Please take care, check some alternative options. Have a rest do not stress.
    will be thinking of you
    XX
    V

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  31. Dear A-M, so sorry to learn you are not well (I have been behind with my blog reading recently - those annoying small people keep needing my attention, what are they called? oh yes, children). Take it easy, get second opinion and get your husband/mother/sister/trusted friend to come to doctors with you to ask extra questions/listen/help focus the doctor's mind - I always forget to ask important stuff or can't remember what the dr said.. and 2 people in the dr's office always seems to make them realise how important the issue is to you and they give you more time, in my experience. (But this tactic probably not appropriate for gynaecologist whatsit things) XX
    Bxx

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  33. My curiousity got the better of me and I have googled 'mycoplasma' so I now have a clearer understanding of your illness.
    Fingers crossed you find a remedy to banish these persistent little blighters, conventional or naturapathic, whatever it takes!
    Thinking of you.
    xx

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  34. Hey A-M , sorry to hear you don't feel so great. I haven't posted much lately but have peeked in, we have been getting the yards/pond ready for fall/winter here, and fixing some minorish things the old owner left on the inside. Typical aye? Hope youre up and back soon. Good luck on your Dr. appointment. Love this kitchen too btw. Julie in HOlland... ;)

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx