Codeine is great for suppressing coughs. When I worked for the lung doctor ages ago, we had a triad of meds he's Rx for his COPD, etc patients who got a respiratory illness. I could call them in to the local pharmacies by heart....doxycycline, prednisone, and robitussin AC (codeine containing). That trio would clear most folks up nicely.
The problem with building another structure here while the mobile stays is the size of the property. We're only 80 feet wide, and the new house would have to be adjacent to the mobile. There's just not enough room for a new house, the required set backs, and space between the mobile and the new structure for the workers to move. We've been dealing with trying to get rid of this poor old mobile for 10 years. I'm hopeful with Honey's new job, we can afford to purchase a second home, before we sell this one. The plan would then be to demo the mobile here and sell the property that way. Or, if I get to go back to work in the near future, we could probably afford to build a home on this property and then sell it.
The whole back to work thing is up on the air now, though. Saw the pulmonologist yesterday. My breathing is better on the bump of prednisone, and my oxygen levels don't drop when I walk. When I was talking about being more fatigued, though, he started thinking cardiac. He has a screening type ultrasound and did a quick echo of my heart in the office and didn't get good numbers. He wants to do a "real" echocardiogram and compare to my baseline from pre-transplant. Frankly, I'm not doing so well with this. I'm thinking one system tanking is enough, thank you very much. My lungs are already effected, I don't need cardiac problems as well. I'm trying very hard not to dwell on this until we get some real numbers, thankfully denial is a preferred coping mechanism for me.
So now of course I'm re-thinking all my plans for spring, with chickens and dogs and whatever else. No big decisions being made yet, of course.
We did find a house we really like. It's a foreclosure, so the price is great. From the pics it needs a fair amount of cosmetic work (carpets, paint, etc) but it's a huge home on 10 acres. I'm the kind of girl who would trade granite countertops and a master suite for a nice barn and a pasture any day! Problem is, with our recent financial issues, we literally have no savings, so no down payment. I was telling Honey this am we'll just have to trust the right house will be available to us when we're ready and able to purchase it. I do like this place, though....