Rickey Smiley Released From Hospital: “It’s Been A Rough, Rough Month”

Comedian, radio-host and reality TV star Rickey Smiley has been released from the hospital after doing a three-day stint undergoing an unknown procedure. Smiley revealed Thursday morning that he has been discharged and is at home resting.

He was wearing a bandage on his right hand when he did a Facebook Live broadcast video from his home. During the video, the nationally syndicated radio host admitted he was medicated with morphine and thanked his fans for their prayers.

“I’ve been discharged from the hospital. I’m at home. I just ate a big bowl of soup and I’m good. Thank you everybody for their prayers,” Smiley said.

He explained that he was getting ready to get some rest but also took time to

thank staff at the undisclosed hospital where he was treated and promised to send them a gift from Edible Arrangements.

“I’m happy, I’m safe. I feel better. I hope you all having a blessed day,” he said.

This whole ordeal seemed to have come to light when Smiley wrote an instagram post on Wednesday that he had been hospitalized since Monday and declared that December had been a difficult month for him.

“I’ve been in the hospital since Monday, and December has been a rough, rough, rough month. Thank you for your well wishes. #JesusIsMyDoctor,” Smiley said. He also went on to say, “My whole body was in pain.”

He filmed all of this while periodically taking a breath from a

breathing apparatus. It looks as though it was some kind of mechanical breathing tube or nebulizer.

Nebulizers can be needed in all sorts of respiratory issues and diseases such as:

Asthma is defined as a common, chronic respiratory condition that causes difficulty breathing due to inflammation of the airways. Asthma symptoms include dry cough, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Many believe there is a major connection between environmental allergies and asthma. Allergic reactions, infections and pollution can all trigger an asthma attack.

Usually, asthma starts in childhood years and progresses into adulthood. However, some people in their 60s and 70s get adult-onset asthma.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term that encompasses

several respiratory illnesses that cause breathlessness, or the inability to exhale normally. People usually experience symptoms, including shortness of breath, and normally cough up sputum (mucus from the lungs), especially in the morning.

COPD can be tricky for some people to identify, because symptoms are often mistaken for the gradual aging process and body deterioration. In fact, COPD can develop over the course of several years without any signs of shortness of breath. For that reason, COPD often goes undetected for far too long. The disease usually begins while people are in their 30s or 40s and then peaks during their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD emphasized by a chronic cough. Usually, people cough up sputum (mucus from the lungs), especially in the morning. Since chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD, it’s treated the same way. People can also develop acute bronchitis, which is not a long-term disease but rather an infectious problem.

It develops from a viral or bacterial infection and can be treated with antibiotics. Symptoms associated with acute bronchitis will subside once the infection has resolved.

Emphysema is a serious respiratory disease, which is another form of COPD. The most common cause is

smoking. Those who suffer from emphysema have trouble exhaling air from their lungs. Cigarette smoke damages the air sacs in the lungs to a point where they can no longer repair themselves. This respiratory system illness most commonly leads to respiratory failure and the need for extra oxygen to meet breathing needs. Emphysema evolves slowly over the years, and there is no cure; however, those who quit smoking are more likely to see the disease’s progression slow.

Lung Cancer

With the ability to develop in any part of the lungs, this cancer is difficult to detect. Most often, lung cancer develops in the main part of the lungs near the air sacs. DNA mutations in the lungs cause irregular cells to multiply and create an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, or a tumor. These tumors interfere with the regular functions of the lungs.

Symptoms can take years to appear but include things like chronic coughing, changes in voice, harsh breathing sounds and coughing up blood. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the U.S.

Whatever the ailment was or is, we are praying for Rickey for a full and speedy recovery!

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