2/24/11

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I seem a bit better today -- I'm able to breathe deeper, and not coughing as much. Don't have that annoying rattle so much, either. So the Bactrim might be doing the trick.

Ace, the thing with aspiration pneumonitis (which is what I have, not quite pneumonia, just chemical irritation of the bronchial tree) ("just" ha ha) is that, depending on the source of the irritation, there can be bacterial colonization. It can be caused by inhaling either oropharyngeal or gastric contents. When you inhale oropharyngeal contents you can also inhale upper airway flora; when you inhale gastric contents, normally it's sterile; but with people who are taking PPI/H2A drugs, or eating a shit ton of antacids, like me, it's likely that bacteria can colonize the stomach, so you get a nice juicy load of bugs, too.

So (all appendages and tentacles crossed) looks like the Bactrim might be turning the corner on this. Excellent.

Besides, I have stuff to do outdoors -- I need to broadcast fertilizer, till up the gardens, rake them out, and let them season. It'll be time to plant before long!

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