A lung biopsy?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by mike ansberry, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

    Jul 5, 2010
    Vienna, Austria, Europe
    That advice came directly from my ENT specialist - I am myself plagued with tortured sinuses. He said that inhaling eucalyptus oil - which is a natural substance found in most cough lozenges - can't do harm in any case. And it's non-allergenic (unless you swallow some aluminium as well).
  2. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Eucalyptus Oil is seriously good stuff - it removes the "sticky" from bottles after you remove the label, it removes Gum from carpet, it cleans stains from velour car seat covers, and look what it does to Koalas - you couldn't play trumpet with those fingers ....


    .... a few drops in very hot water, to create an inhalent really makes your sinuses drip - got that image, and it's a great formula (with hot water) for soaking sore feet in too. But, such medical advice, when you already have a lung condition, should be taken with caution, I agree with Misty.

    Did you know that the "Blue Mountains", just west of Sydney, are named because that is the colour that they appear from a distance, and it is reportedly due to the Eucalyptus Oil given off by the trees.

    Oh, and you can get Emu Oil, Goanna Oil, and Tea Tree Oil too - and they have similar effects - just don't drink any of it. Koalas chew the leaves and they have a seriously long long appendix in their gut.

    And so the Education of Non-Aussies continues .... You have now completed "Eucalyptus, it's Uses and Alternatives - 101"
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  3. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    According to the Merck index of pharmacuticals also known as "Dinkum Oil".

    Regards, Stuart.
  4. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    Does the CT scan show a focal or diffuse process? If it is diffuse, I may have an answer what may be causing this, and would try a simple trial that if responsive would eliminate the need for a biopsy.
  5. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee, U
    Had the biopsy on Monday. They were going to do a wedgectomy of my right lung and put talc into the pleura to prevent any fluid from collecting there again. But when they got in there, it looked a lot better than they thought it would. They biopsied the pleura, but did not do the wedgeectomy or put the talc into the pleura. They cleaned out the fluid that had jelled and washed the lining out and sewed me back up. They said the problem was inflamation from having had pneumonia for so long. But it is clearing up and they don't expect any more problems.
  6. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

    Oct 22, 2008
    Thanks for the update, Mike. I'm glad you're doing well.

  7. Dean_0

    Dean_0 Piano User

    Jan 21, 2013
    Good news :D

    hope you'll be playin soon :cool:
  8. X3Lb

    X3Lb Pianissimo User

    Aug 15, 2010
    Shrewsbury UK & Lanzarote
    +1 :thumbsup: :play:
  9. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

    Dec 29, 2009
    Canton, Ohio
    Seems like good news, Mike:oops::cool:
  10. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee, U
    I am very pleased with the news. I am able to play long tones and easy stuff now. It will be another week before I can start opening up on the horn.

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