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Tg10

Tg10

Good afternoon, just seen the pulmo.  He tried me on low dose morphine for 3 weeks.  No fix.  I told him i felt ill for 4 days, shaking, sweating, etc. I coughed up a scab like phlegm.  Very small amount.  I told him.  He wasn't surprised.  He's still on non asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis.  I'm in steroid inhaler and nose spray. Still coughing though.  I don't know what's next.  He said during my scope my bronchial looked inflamed from cough.  Eosinophilic count was high.  I'm still at the same condition as 4 years ago.  No change.  Next visit in July.  Maybe oral steroids? 

3 hours ago

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth's natural resources for future generations. The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970

8 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captaincommented onEating Well: From Debbie B’s Kitchen to Yours

Having a few friends over for coffee? Why not bake this loaf of goodness to serve with the coffee?! ◽DATE NUT BREAD◽1 cup chopped dates1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup boiling water4 tbsp. melted butter 1 cup sugar1 large egg, at room temperature 1...

8 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captaincommented onEating Well: From Debbie B’s Kitchen to Yours

Let's talk about dates! Dates are commonly referred to as "nature's candy" because they release a sweet and deep, rich caramel flavor when eaten. Dates are packed with polyphenol, which may help prevent vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis,...

9 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

 🌎 HAPPY EARTH DAY 2024! 🌎
This year our goal is to eliminate plastics! What will you do to eliminate plastics?
Stop buying bottled water. Buy a water filtration system or pitcher.
Stop using plastic wrap. Buy reusable, strecthable bowl covers.
Stop using plastic disposable drinking straws. 
Stop using plastic shopping bags.
Buy a stainless steel water bottle. 
Buy stainless steel drinking straws and a straw cleaning brush.
Buy and carry reusable shopping totes.

13 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainIt's Motivational Monday! Start your day with a can-do attitude! A big smile is very contagious! You, having a good day, will spread to others! You are a special person...always know that! 😊

13 hours ago

Jayv2251

Jayv2251

Hello all! I just found out about this foundation a little while ago. I was diagnosed as having Stage 2 COPD in September of 2021. Since then I've had pneumonia twice and most recently Covid at the end of this past February.  While my 02 readings are still above 90, I struggle constantly and am frequently out of breath. Part of the issue is being prescribed prednisone anytime I so much as cough twice in a row. I've gained 50 lbs because of this! 

I'm also having transportation issues. I did qualify for ADA "free" rides through a local medical transport company, but they have limited hours (M-F 8 am to 4 pm ONLY!) No weekends and you have to call by 3:15 for the 4 cut-off or you're left stranded. 

With them big push to "green" energy, are there any grants for an E-bike, that I can also start doing some exercise? 

17 hours ago

Caroline West Virginia State Captain

Caroline West Virginia State Captainanswered the question Emphysema, and near perfect PFT

It is a noninvasive form of ventilation that does the breathing for you. Bi is for bi-level air pressure. When you are on the inhalation phase of breathing the pressure pushes the air deep into your lungs. When you are on the exhalation phase the …
Queen69JazzybeanDavid Mannino, MD     (Chief Medical Officer, COPD Foundation ) also answered the question Queen69and 2 others also answered the question

1 day ago

Red2

Red2answered the question New Spirometry Results/ Questions

Thank you for your response I will ask her to review the images during our next visit.
David Mannino, MD     (Chief Medical Officer, COPD Foundation ) also answered the question David Mannino, MD     (Chief Medical Officer, COPD Foundation ) also answered the question

1 day ago

Susiereader

Susiereaderanswered the question Has anyone tried Breztri vs Spiriva

Yes, I was on Spiriva for years. In Dec. I told my PCP that I didn't think it was doing anything to help my breathing. He told me not to take it anymore, but didn't prescribe any thing else. So I was dependent on rescue inhalers,and doing that all wrong. …
Jean IA State CaptainBill Clark - Community Manager also answered the question Jean IA State Captainand 1 other also answered the question

1 day ago

Jary

Jary

😊 I got up with a very positive feeling. Thanks to my brother who registered me 

1 day ago

Joan62

Joan62

Good morning.  I am having a problem with moisture in the tubing and it is driving us crazy - and disturbing our sleep. I have read the comments on this subject and will call supplier.  Oxygen generator has been in use since early February the bubbling sound just started being a problem two nights ago.  Equipment has been in the same place, temperature in the house is the same. Any idea why this is happening all of a sudden? And any idea how to remedy the situation?

1 day ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainHave a beautiful Sunday, friends! 😀

1 day ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainIf you like antique garden pieces, we have a unique, odd one that my husband picked up at a garden shop that sells antique garden furniture and planters. Although it is a bit rusty, and not in perfect condition, it is a piece I doubt I'll ever see again. We plan on finding an antique cast iron urn or planter to place on top, then we will place a fern in it. Showing the piece we have. We have not done anything with it yet, and a picture with a tiny bit of information found online. 

1 day ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainIt's Volunteer Appreciation Day!!!
A BIG thank you to all of our volunteers here at the COPD Foundation!!! 👏 🤗

1 day ago

Jean IA State Captain

Jean IA State Captainanswered the question Typical improvements in FEV1 on inhaler

I think Dave points out one of the difficulties in determining which inhalers work best for you. Your pulmonologist will prescribe the one they think will work best for you, based on their experience and knowledge of you as a patient. Sometimes they'll …
David Mannino, MD     (Chief Medical Officer, COPD Foundation ) also answered the question David Mannino, MD     (Chief Medical Officer, COPD Foundation ) also answered the question

2 days ago

JeanO53

JeanO53Say Hello to Mother Goose!   
No little ones yet, but I'm guessing it won't be long.  Stay tuned!

2 days ago

MarylandMama20

MarylandMama20

I’m not doing so good. Newly diagnosed mommy to a 4 y/o. FEV1/FVC: 66.21. They also found 2 lung nodules. I’m 44. 

2 days ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainHappy Saturday, friends! Enjoy the start of your weekend! 😀

2 days ago

David29

David29asked the question: Typical improvements in FEV1 on inhaler

Hi everyone, I am curious how much does FEV1 typically improve after treatment on the appropriate inhaler? I found that LABA/LAMA inhalers were only having a small effect. Since starting Trelegy my FEV1/FVC has quickly increased from 70% to 75% (a …

2 days ago

Caroline West Virginia State Captain

Caroline West Virginia State CaptainMush says hello and wonders if there is anything that you can do about this empty bowl?

2 days ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainFor all you garden lovers- a few quick pictures I took before the rain gets here. One of my all time favorites,  Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart, and the red variety. These perennials are just starting to come back. 

2 days ago

Red2

Red2asked the question: New Spirometry Results/ Questions

Hello Everyone, I waited over a year to get another PFT. During this time I learned a lot from reading the educational information on this website and monitoring the questions and answers. I also, learned a few thing when I showed up for my test: 1. I …

3 days ago

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota answered the question New guy intro

Hello Randolph welcome to our community. Hang in there keep a good attitude always helps.
Caroline West Virginia State Captaindas23Norwesterand 2 others also answered the question Caroline West Virginia State Captainand 4 others also answered the question

3 days ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captaincommented onEating Well: From Debbie B’s Kitchen to Yours

🍆EGGPLANT RATATOUILLE🍆5 tbsp. olive oil, divided 1 very large eggplant, cut into 1-inch piecesSaltFreshly ground black pepper 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces2 medium yellow squash, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium onion, diced2 cloves...

3 days ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captaincommented onEating Well: From Debbie B’s Kitchen to Yours

Here we are, on the last, but not least day of our week long discussion of fruit and vegetable colors and their health benefits. 🔵BLUE, PURPLE, AND DEEP RED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES🟣Blue, purple, and deep red fruits and vegetables are full of...

3 days ago

Shan Shan

Shan Shan

Hey guys Shannon here. I am 49 years old and have copd. I do not have insurance and have been on anoro for years which helps so much! I was on a program where I was only paying 1 dollar to 40 dollars. Well apparently they no longer have the program and this was without any notice nothing! So i go to fill it and now they wanted 439 dollars! Like seriously.  I go to a facility run by the state of Florida and use their pharmacy! So not being able to get it and ask what do they have comparable to anoro? So 2 weeks later they give me advair which does not seem to be helping me that much.  So im trying to figure out how to get back my anoro that I can afford,  can anyone tell me if Canada ships to the US? 

3 days ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainHappy Fluffy Friday, friends! Today, we have Pork and Beans. Two little kitten boys who are simply adored by my friend Jill. They have a great forever home with her! 😻

3 days ago

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