posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:05 AM
I dragged myself out of bed to get to my son's nebuliser (asthma pump) because it was like my lungs were trying to vomit, over and over, in
desperation to get rid of the mucous clogging them up and get some oxygen.
And I figured I might post a "I've got swine flu" thread, but you beat me too it.
I got it same day you did, but in 24 hours I had pneumonia. And I don't smoke. I have a degenerative heart condition though, which doesn't help. My
doctor has got used to just diagnosing, not treating, because I believe natural treatments work better for me, so he wasn't surprised when I refused
to be admitted to hospital and took myself home.
Nice to know though that, being in Australia, I can get any treatment I need, at the public hospital of my choice and by whichever doctor I choose,
quite free, despite being on a disability pension. And our government spends less per head on health care than the American government does. ;-)
When I can eat, my intellectually disabled son is feeding me the vegetable stew that he's become an expert at cooking.
He's also picked up basil (a decongestant) and vitamin D for us, and the three of us here shared the capsules between us yesterday, having 66,000 iu
each. Still not a pharmacological dose, as a once off for treating something vitamin D can be safely given at 2000iu per kilogram of bodyweight.
My head and throat hurt like I've got mini nukes slowly going off inside, and, like you, I have to just breathe from the top of my chest to stop
coughing. But then my lungs get worse and worse until I'm suffocating, so I'm using salty basil tea in the nebuliser to loosen the mucous.
By the way, my doctor said, when I asked, that if the pneumonia killed me my death would be listed as a pneumonia statistic, not a swine flu
statistic. Apparently that's how my state, (Victoria, Australia,) has kept a zero death rate. He says there are definitely more people dying of this
flu than have of previous flus, but it kills by causing lung problems which are listed as the cause of death.
One of my sons has now caught it too, but at least he got the vitamin D on his first day of it. And lots of ascorbic acid in drinks.
I hope we get better faster than other people are. My daughter works at two places, and the swine flu has been through both. People think they are
better after a week, but in another week they are sick again. She says everyone is getting really lethargic after having it.
Perhaps the vitamin D will help that.