Haven't carried in 3 weeks

Haven't carried in 3 weeks

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    Haven't carried in 3 weeks

    I have what my doctor says is an upper respiratory infection(cold?). I know it isn't the Flu, because he told me yesterday that if it was the flu, after 3 weeks, I'd either be over it or dead.. Anyhow, I've been totally miserable. My left ear feels like I have an ear plug stuck in there somewhere, and my balance is off a bit. I have not been carrying because I've been very short tempered and why I do not feel I'd pull my gun except as a last resort inn a life or death situation, I do not want the temptation. There is also the lack of energy and weakness brought on by this junk. I carried at the house for a while, and had to take the gun off because I felt I was being weighed down. I started a "Z Pack" last night, and from what the doc says, I should be better in a few days.


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    hope you feel better

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    I had the same thing happen to me, the end result for me was a MRI which found nerve damage in my right ear. The steroids were making me irritable so a switch of meds and a small in house procedure had me back up and running by the fourth week... I was originally diagnosed with mono

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    I hope you feel better. And kudos on knowing when to take the gun off.

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    Sounds really un-fun! Sorry you're feeling so miserable. I know what you're describing and the unbalanced/out-of-it feeling is the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticredneck View Post
    I started a "Z Pack" last night, and from what the doc says, I should be better in a few days.
    Well, if you're takin' (2R, 3S, 4R, 5R, 8R, 10R, 11R, 12S, 13S, 14R)-2-ethyl-3,4,10-trihydroxy-3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14-heptamethyl-15-oxo-11-{[3, 4, 6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-β-D-xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy}-1-oxa-6-azacyclopentadec-13-yl 2, 6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-3-O-methyl-α-L-ribo-hexopyranoside, I would think you'd get better soon.
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    One thought, and this isn't meant to be critical in any way, but BG's like to prey on the weak and the infirm.

    Be careful out there......
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    Organic chemistry

    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Well, if you're takin' (2R, 3S, 4R, 5R, 8R, 10R, 11R, 12S, 13S, 14R)-2-ethyl-3,4,10-trihydroxy-3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14-heptamethyl-15-oxo-11-{[3, 4, 6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-β-D-xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy}-1-oxa-6-azacyclopentadec-13-yl 2, 6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-3-O-methyl-α-L-ribo-hexopyranoside, I would think you'd get better soon.
    You had to remind me why I hated organic chemistry.

    Anyway, if by Z pack he means erythromycin, azithromax, he'll be feeling better soon. I am convinced that stuff helps even when there is no bacterial infection, and even though I know that this notion is totally irrational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Well, if you're takin' (2R, 3S, 4R, 5R, 8R, 10R, 11R, 12S, 13S, 14R)-2-ethyl-3,4,10-trihydroxy-3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14-heptamethyl-15-oxo-11-{[3, 4, 6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-β-D-xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy}-1-oxa-6-azacyclopentadec-13-yl 2, 6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-3-O-methyl-α-L-ribo-hexopyranoside, I would think you'd get better soon.

    I suspect that you should feel better by the time you finish reading the formula for azithromycin.......

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    Get well soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Well, if you're takin' (2R, 3S, 4R, 5R, 8R, 10R, 11R, 12S, 13S, 14R)-2-ethyl-3,4,10-trihydroxy-3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14-heptamethyl-15-oxo-11-{[3, 4, 6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-β-D-xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy}-1-oxa-6-azacyclopentadec-13-yl 2, 6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-3-O-methyl-α-L-ribo-hexopyranoside, I would think you'd get better soon.
    Hmmm, a female friend of mine is a doctor and practicing molecular biologist in Kansas, so I’ll have to send her this for translation.
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    Ref: The OP's main topic:
    As much as it pains me to state it, this is why some of us become apprehensive to carry after a certain point. I do believe we become less tolerant as we get older and we’re more likely to tell someone how we feel in a given situation. My father became the same way and I was shocked when I saw him lay in to someone for a relatively minor issue. I recall a story from my mother, whereby my father called the FBI and told them how to fix a particular problem in the world. In fact, regardless of age I’m sure most of us have over reacted a few times and later regretted it.

    For sure, this whole carry thing' comes with an enormous responsibility. I hope I'm smart enough to know when to hang up the holster and pick up the spray can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Hmmm, a female friend of mine is a doctor and practicing molecular biologist in Kansas, so I’ll have to send her this for translation.......
    mike28w got it, it's azithromycin.

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    Sounds like you feel horrible. If I felt that bad, I don't think I'd even want to leave the house.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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    Hopefully you're on the road to recovery soon! We need every sheepdog ready to pounce on the wolves that pray amongst the flock!
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