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  •  Yes, this is a big deal. (4+ / 0-)

    Are you still on antibiotics, too? (Orally that is.) They can take a toll on your system even as they do the job they need to do.
    I can't think of any natural healing methods for lung ailments, and it would be out of place for me to suggest any regardless. But I hope that your recovery continues apace. You clearly need another chance to show your wife that you really can take good care of yourself (and that you won't up and die on her just when you've gotten back together.)
    Big hugs, DH98.

    •  I have finished (5+ / 0-)

      all the meds for this pneumonia I am just trying to restore lung function.  I still have a little bit of fluid in the lungs and hence one more reason why I need oxygen.  The fluid is lessening every day but wow it is taking a long time.  

      I am just guessing but I think what I have going on now is not infection related. What is going on now is slow recovery because of how the gemzar portion of my chemotherapy has compromised my lung tissues and they had not yet fully recovered when I got the pneumonia.  but I am just guessing.  heck it could be the cancer too for all I know.

      Life is not a problem to be solved but an adventure to be experienced.

      by DarkHawk98 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:47:19 PM PDT

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      •  No reason to think it's the cancer (3+ / 0-)

        per se, but I know how easy it is to go there.

        You have good baseline health, and good resilience. I am confident that you will get all the way better from this bug. Even in "normal" people it can take many weeks to recover from a serious bronchitis or pneumonia; in your case, compromised by the chemo, it makes sense for recovery to be even more gradual. Good thing you have the oxygen; no need to tax your tender lung tissues.

        We are all pulling for you, dear DH98. Thanks so much for writing at length and hanging out tonight.

      •  Chemo (4+ / 0-)

        is tough.  I haven't had it, but my mom just finished a few months and it's real rough.

        I wish there was an alternative to it.

        "And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space" Khalil Gibran

        by bcdelta on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:55:44 PM PDT

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