Inflammation - bronchi; Acute bronchitis
Bronchitis is inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs. Bronchitis may be short-lived (acute) or chronic, meaning that it lasts a long time and often recurs.
Bronchospasm or a bronchial spasm is a sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles. It is caused by the release of substances from mast cells or basophils under the influence of anaphylatoxins. It causes difficulty in breathing which can be very mild to severe.
Bronchial asthma; Exercise-induced asthma
Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
Welcome to my world of lung issues. I possibly don't think I can think of ANYONE with worse lung issues than me except someone who has smoked EVERY DAY in their entire life or someone with lung cancer.
This whole week has been filled with coughing. The only good I can find out of all this coughing is that I am working my obliques and my abs. The bad part is, it gives me a headache, hurts my ribs, hurts my hips/pelvis, hurts my back and definitely hurts my throat.
Recently my 4 yr old was diagnosed with Strep so I am HOPING I did not catch that as I have gone an entire week without antibiotics hence slowing down the healing process.
I have coughed so much I sometimes make a joke "oh, there goes my lung". This is miserable and I wish this upon no one. It is doubly irritating knowing Easter is just a few days away and we are having a big get together at my mother's Sunday to do some Easter egg hunting, eating (lots of that), picture taking (with me behind the camera and maybe a few in front of it) as well as just hanging out and having fun with lots of laughs!
I will be heading to the doctor tomorrow on pay day so I can figure out what is wrong with me and how I can fix it all. I am ready for all this sickness to go away.
Due to the fact I have been so sick lately, there will be no "Me! Challenge" post this week because I have not done ANYTHING for myself this week except TRY to sleep (hasn't been working for me) and watching lots of TV.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe Easter!