And Just to fill in some of the blanks in my experience and condition, the Er at the Va hospital treated me fine and wanted to keep me overnight, but I almost died in my room on the 4th floor of the hospital as my breathing started getting worse and worse with the treatments they were giving me, for even after I called the nurse and told them I could hardly breathe, they just kept giving me the same ineffective treatments throughout the night and into the following afternoon.
The treatments did not even include all the medication in my active prescriptions with the VA, much less anything new that might have worked, like a nebulizer treatment that they gave me in the ER (I learned later that the chief doctor of the 4th floor had banned nebulizer treatments). At the time I just knew that I was severely suffering, and I couldn't think clearly about what to do.
In the afternoon of the next day my condition at the VA hospital had not changed for the better, and my intuition told me that I could even die there and continue to really suffer. So I decided that I was going to check myself out of the hospital against the doctors orders to go home and give myself treatments that I knew were going to work a lot better. Leaving that ward of the hospital I quickly found out that I could not walk for more than a few minutes without stopping to catch my breath, and I didn't even have the energy to stop at the hospital pharmacy to pick up my prescriptions, but I finally got to my car and made it home safely. What a nightmare !
I've been at home for two day now and every day I am feeling a little better, but still have a ways to go before I can return to work. Many thanks to all of you for reading this and for sending me your prayers,divine love, and healing energy. I love you all.