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#300579 - 01/03/22 11:30 PM I'm Back
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2738
Loc: Conroe, Tx
You may have noticed I've been gone for a while. With the vacation (which is always stressful for me), foot surgery, holidays, and Mom getting Covid, I have been busy recently. I'm able to find relief as things return to normal.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#300580 - 01/04/22 12:01 AM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3046
Loc: Big Sky Country
I hope the foot is doing well, and good to have you back. Things have been a bit slow lately but that's to be expected with Xmas & NYE in there.
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#300581 - 01/04/22 12:55 AM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
RayW Offline
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Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 583
Loc: Orlando, FL
Welcome back Jeanette.

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#300582 - 01/04/22 02:26 AM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3691
Loc: USA
Glad to have you back! I hope you had a speedy and complete recovery.

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#300584 - 01/04/22 03:17 PM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2738
Loc: Conroe, Tx
One of the worst things about the foot surgery was taking Cephalexin 500 MG (an antibiotic) four times a day for ten days. Since I can't swallow pills, I have to pull the capsules apart and mix the contents in an applesauce cup.

Having to eat applesauce four times a day, I developed a bit of food fatigue.

Jeanette Isabelle
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“Birds of a feather sure know how to clip each other’s wings, huh?” Lutz, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2 Volume 4

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#300588 - 01/05/22 08:40 PM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 458
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Since I can't swallow pills, I have to pull the capsules apart and mix the contents in an applesauce cup.


Medicine that is in a capsule that is supposed to be swallowed whole can be dangerous if you take them apart.They are ment to dissolve slowly in the stomach (that is why the medicine is in a capsule) and if you take them apart they start to take effect too soon and might cause overdose or other harm.
Perhaps this is not the case with antibiotics, I don´t know.

https://www.citizen.org/article/for-some...l-consequences/


Edited by Herman30 (01/05/22 08:42 PM)

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#300589 - 01/05/22 10:59 PM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3691
Loc: USA
I am not a medical professional.

My understanding is that the "shell" of a capsule disintegrates quickly and that the internal components are designed (if needed) to slowly disperse the medication as they are digested.

I wouldn't worry about taking the powder or granules out of a antibiotic capsule to mix into applesauce.

Grinding up tablets can be a very bad idea, depending on the medication.

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#300590 - 01/06/22 01:58 AM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2738
Loc: Conroe, Tx
When unable to swallow pills, you do what you have to do. Of course, my primary care doctor knows about my problem.

Jeanette Isabelle
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“Birds of a feather sure know how to clip each other’s wings, huh?” Lutz, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2 Volume 4

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#300594 - 01/07/22 06:11 PM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 558
Loc: UK

Yaaaaaa!!

::: kermit arms in the air ::::

SHE'S BACK!!!

Equipped to Survives resident female contributor and most regular poster!

Hope you and your mom are on the mend

and a belated Happy New Year! :-)

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#300595 - 01/07/22 08:51 PM Re: I'm Back [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2738
Loc: Conroe, Tx
I got the Omnicron variant two days ago, and I'm already improving. I thought I only had the common cold since I was not that sick and didn't have a fever. But no, It's Omnicron.

In case anyone's wondering, I got the first J&J vaccine.

Jeanette Isabelle
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“Birds of a feather sure know how to clip each other’s wings, huh?” Lutz, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2 Volume 4

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