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Chris Crawford I am pleased to announced a long time member has agreed to help and mentor others in photographic technique. As he has long done so, perhaps this forum is a bit overdue. Christopher Crawford has been a professional artist and photographer for 20 years, most of that time spent documenting life in northern Indiana with his photographs and the stories that he writes to accompany them. In addition, Chris also creates tutorials where he teaches photography techniques, film processing, digital editing, film scanning, and printing. Ask Chris your technical questions, or to critique your photos. You can see more of his tutorials at http://crawfordphotoschool.com

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Old 02-03-2018   #1
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I've Been Sick

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been sick for the last couple weeks with a really bad respiratory infection that won't go away.

I was in the hospital last week and they determined that I do not have the flu or pneumonia, thankfully. I'm still on antibiotics, the third one that's been tried. Hopefully, this one will work.
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Old 02-03-2018   #2
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Chris, this is not good. Keep taking your medications and don't be shy about going back to the hospital. These lung problems can take forever to cure. My wife had an 18 month bout a couple of years ago. I want you to recover as well as she finally did. Best of luck to you.
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Take care and get well Chris
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Take care and get well Chris

Dear Chris,

The internet can wait for your input. You need to concentrate on getting better and worry about posting later.

Take care,

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Take care Chris
I've had something similar through Christmas and the New Year.
Some serious stuff doing the rounds ...
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The internet can wait for your input. You need to concentrate on getting better and worry about posting later.

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Sorry to hear, Chris. Hope you get well soon.
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Chris, get well quick, and best wishes for you for a swift recovery.

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Yes, stay in bed and let the drugs and your immune system work! Get well soon!
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Sorry to hear it, Chris. Do take care and I hope this round of antibiotics brings you out of it.

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Sorry to hear this. Take it easy, Chris. Give your body enough time to get well before you push yourself again.

Take care.

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Has there been an analysis of the bug? i.e. is it really a bacterial infection or a virus ... in case of the latter obviously the antibiotics won't work but only kill all the good bacteria in the body and hamper the own defenses.

I had a sinus infection (on and off since X-mas), saw a doc and got antibiotics prescription, asking the doc if this is really needed she printed me an info sheet about sinus infection to take home and instructions to take the antibiotic if things don't get better after 3 days. The very first sentence of the printout started: " Against common belief only 2% of sinus infection are caused by bacteria and antibiotics will not help with viral infections". Maybe it would help if the doc reads the information herself before guessing that I probably are among those 2%.

Drink lots of watery fluids, i.e. tea, mineral water, chicken soup, get some fresh air if possible and try to keep the humidity in the room up. Typically the extremely dry air during the heating period makes the mucus membranes prone to infections.

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Has there been an analysis of the bug? i.e. is it really a bacterial infection or a virus ... in case of the latter obviously the antibiotics won't work but only kill all the good bacteria in the body and hamper the own defenses.

I had a sinus infection (on and off since X-mas), saw a doc and got antibiotics prescription, asking the doc if this is really needed she printed me an info sheet about sinus infection to take home and instructions to take the antibiotic if things don't get better after 3 days. The very first sentence of the printout started: " Against common belief only 2% of sinus infection are caused by bacteria and antibiotics will not help with viral infections". Maybe it would help if the doc reads the information herself before guessing that I probably are among those 2%.

Drink lots of watery fluids, i.e. tea, mineral water, chicken soup, get some fresh air if possible and try to keep the humidity in the room up. Typically the extremely dry air during the heating period makes the mucus membranes prone to infections.

Get well soon!

Yeah its a bacterial infection. The antibiotics I am on now are finally beginning to work. I am very prone to these infections, and get them at least once a year, but I have never had one so bad before.
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Well, good thing it's not that adenovirus that is making the rounds. Rest up, Chris, but keep moving too, you don't want it kicking you while you are down.

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There's nasty stuff going around that's for sure. Call it what you will. I've been down since right after Christmas with a bacterial infection. The drugs I think were worse than the whatever ( I say Flu because it's all encompassing and only a doctor knows the difference).

When I look at members of my church family that have died over the past year (every year) I think if you make it through Jan and Feb you have a 95% chance of making it to the next New Year.
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Take good care of yourself.

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Sorry to hear about it. Take care of yourself and get better. Don't rush it. Your immune system can be compromised by this infection and, with the flu going around right now, you could come down with an even more serious condition. Be very careful.
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Well wishes for a rapid recovery. As others mentioned, rest – rest and rest some more. Did the doctors recommend staying well-hydrated and keeping your chest vertical as much as possible?

Respiratory infections are the worst. Antibiotics can have unpleasant side effects. I hope you tolerate them well.

My mother-in-law was vey susceptible as well. She lived to 92.
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Bummer. But you know the drill: take your meds and do NOT wear yourself out doing unnecessary things.
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Take care, Chris, and heal up.

I had bacterial pneumonia in January, following my trip and a simple cold ... Nearly killed me, I lost just about the whole month. I was coughing so hard I sprained all the muscles in my abdomen's left side ... after that I saw stars every time I had to cough. Which of course you have to do constantly to clear the lungs! Heavy ABs and two cough suppressants/muscle relaxers finally killed that nasty.

I hope your infection passes more quickly and with less pain.

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Take those meds. I cut mine short because I was feeling better. Bad idea. Do what the doctor's tell you.
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My best to you from the UK, Chris. Keep taking the tablets and get well soon.

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Thanks, everyone. I am beginning to improve some. The third round of antibiotics are working. The second antibiotic I took was only for two days because it began making me really sick, vomiting constantly! First time i had ever had a bad reaction to an antibiotic.

The one I am on now isn't making me sick and my infection seems to be getting better. I have to take them for seven more days.
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Glad to hear you're turning the corner and feeling better, Chris. Take care of yourself.
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Sorry to hear this Chris and I hope that you are 100% soon.
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Thanks, everyone. I am beginning to improve some. The third round of antibiotics are working. The second antibiotic I took was only for two days because it began making me really sick, vomiting constantly! First time i had ever had a bad reaction to an antibiotic.

The one I am on now isn't making me sick and my infection seems to be getting better. I have to take them for seven more days.
Allergic reactions to antibiotics can be bad. I ended up in the ER when I was given Cipro 20 years ago. Hope your progress continues unabated!
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Allergic reactions to antibiotics can be bad. I ended up in the ER when I was given Cipro 20 years ago. Hope your progress continues unabated!

The antibiotic that made me sick was Levofloxacin, which is from the same class of antibiotics as Cipro. I just had vomiting, but some of the possible side effects are really scary things like breakdown of tendons! Thankfully, I only took it for 2 days.
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The antibiotic that made me sick was Levofloxacin, which is from the same class of antibiotics as Cipro. I just had vomiting, but some of the possible side effects are really scary things like breakdown of tendons! Thankfully, I only took it for 2 days.
Yes, I know it well. It was actually Levaquin that made me ill. And I ruptured a tendon in my foot about 10 years later while playing basketball with my son. It may have been an after-effect of the Levaquin, or I may have been too damned old to be playing basketball!
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