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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    I dont know about you guys, but to me this weather has been like March without the storms.......so far!

    Last 2 nights coming in from work in Dallas, the fog was atrocious! another more like Spring "thang" I have Sunflowers around my bird feeder grown to about 3" already, where is that proverbial late season freeze????
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    "Winter 2013 a majority of the country is setting new cold records, Colorado is setting new record HIGH's"

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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    I've had to run the A/C a few times already.
    there are 2 kinds of oats. Oats in front of a horse, and oats behind the horse.

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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle_in_Tex View Post
    I've had to run the A/C a few times already.
    Shoot............I like it cold when I sleep. So it runs a lot.......at night on weekends and during the day during the workweek.
    hugs, Brandi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bindian View Post
    Shoot............I like it cold when I sleep. So it runs a lot.......at night on weekends and during the day during the workweek.
    hugs, Brandi
    Amen sister!! I have been "hot blooded" all my life, if it's dark and 60-65*, I can sleep all day!!
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    Darn! I've felt lousy the last couple of days. About two weeks ago, I caught a head cold. It seemed like the normal cold symptoms. After about a week it seemed to be easing up. Last weekend, I took my wife and two grandkids to see the Harlem Globetrotters in Dallas and even went out to a BBQ dinner afterwards. My nose was still a bit runny, but I didn't feel bad. On Monday of this week I thought I was out of the woods, but overnight my chest became congested and I realized the cold had moved down to my chest. I was coughing and wheezing while not being able to sleep. I fought it for a couple of days, but finally called my doctor on Wednesday and made an appointment for Thurs morning.

    So yesterday at 8:30 AM, I was sitting in my doctor's office. She listened to my chest and did a blood oxygen test to find that my oxygen level was low. She sent me to get a chest x-ray and gave me a breathing treatment. The x-ray showed I had congestion in the mid-lobes of both lungs approaching pneumonia. I got a big shot of steroids in one 'cheek' and a shot of antibiotics in the other. I got prescriptions for a Portable Nebulizer, Prednisone series, and antibiotics for a 10 day course. She also suggested Coricidon HBP and mucus medicine OTC that I already had.

    The nebulizer works pretty well. I start out coughing when I use it, but by the time the treatment is over, my lungs have opened up and I can breathe deeply without coughing. Of course, taking a handful of pills in the morning and following them with coffee is a sure way to make your stomach revolt. My DW fixed me a couple of dry Eggo Waffles and that calmed my stomach right down. This is not going to be an overnight cure, but I can already tell improvements. My breathing is deeper with no wheezing and my coughing has been drastically reduced. If I follow the instructions of my doctor, I'll be back on my feet soon. My doctor also gave me a lecture on not waiting to come to see her. I deserved both her's and my wife's rebukes for putting things off too long. I'm just not as young as I used to be. I have a great doctor and medical coverage that I should use a lot earlier than I did. My bad!

    So, if any of you come down with a bad head cold, just consider that you might have a similar strain of cold virus that will fool you into thinking you are okay and then smack you down hard. I encourage you to see your doctor when it's still a head cold. That's not being a wimp, it's being wise.
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    Jim, I sure can relate. About 6 years ago I went through almost the same thing and kept working. I did end up with Pneumonia and missed almost 3 weeks of work

    I have not been sick since Not complaining, but it is "weird". The wife thinks I built up some kind of antibody because I have had the flu once a year since we met.

    I have had those shots too, on both cheeks, so I am assuming you typed this while "standing"

    OH Edit!! How was the Globetrotters show? I saw them twice when I was a kid, it was a real hoot and those guys where talented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinman View Post
    So, if any of you come down with a bad head cold, just consider that you might have a similar strain of cold virus that will fool you into thinking you are okay and then smack you down hard. I encourage you to see your doctor when it's still a head cold. That's not being a wimp, it's being wise.
    So right...us guys are taught to suck it up and keep going...do it myself too much...glad you are on the up side now...and can hopefully take advantage of some of this good weather.

    I've been out fixing electric fence...lots of green grass showing...and weeds...ugh...gotta do some weed control this year, they are bad after all the drought...which is still continuing...cracks in ground, dust on roads...
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    Glad you're recovering, Jim.
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    Thanks guys! I just finished a nebulizer breathing treatment and almost feel normal. That's a wonderful invention. Each treatment only takes about 15 minutes to use up all the liquid medicine, so it's not an intrusive treatment at all. The medical equipment company bills Medicare about $30 a month for rental. If I keep the nebulizer for 13 months, it's paid for and mine, but medicare won't pay for another one. I know I'll probably keep it for two months at least and see how I feel. I really do hate to have Medicare spend money that's not needed, but I have mild COPD and this just might be helpful on a regular basis. I'll talk to my doctor.

    Dennis: The Globetrotters were very entertaining. You have to understand that you aren't going to watch a basketball game, but rather a clown act. They were very funny and kept the crowd laughing for the two hours of the show. More than anything else, I love to watch their drills and ball control skills. Kids really love them and they have very funny mascots. You really miss something if you never get to see them.

    It's funny about the shots. The steroid shot I barely felt, but the antibiotic made my hip feel like it was cramping. It stayed that way all afternoon and is still a bit sore this morning. The nurse told me it would be uncomfortable and she was right. It wasn't anything I could not stand, but it was unusually painful. A young kid might really complain, but maybe their dose would be less.
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    I just finished a nebulizer breathing treatment and almost feel normal. That's a wonderful invention.
    I've never used one, but my wife has one for her COPD.
    Bird

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