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COPD360Coach Brandon

COPD360Coach Brandon

Hello everyone!

Our next BronchandNTM360social Coffee Break will be on Wednesday, 12/13 @ 3pm EST.

The topic this month is the health, happiness, and peace benefits of humor and laughter. Joining us this month is Steve Wilson. Psychologist and activist, Steve is a self-proclaimed “Joyologist” and “Cheerman of the Bored”. He was already a well-established professional in 1984 when he created the World Laughter Tour, Inc. and JOYOLOGY, and dedicated his life to teaching and promoting the health, happiness, and peace benefits of humor and laughter. In addition to his family life (wife Pam, 5 five children, 11 grandchildren), he has had a diverse and successful career as a psychotherapist, a mental health educator, amateur magician, yo-yo champion, stage actor, and folk-singer. Steve has written several books and more than a hundred articles & blogs. A Certified Speaking Professional, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, and the Golden Laughter award from the French School of Laughter & Well-being.

To learn more about Bronchiectasis and NTM: https://www.bronchiectasisandntminitiative.org/Bronchiectasis/Bronchiectasis-Resources/COPD-Bronchiectasis-Overlap

The meeting registration link is here:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuusrDMpG9PrF3BDUA2nw2csTkQsg7EG#/registration

Looking forward to seeing you all next Wednesday!

1 day ago

Teddy’s Girl

Teddy’s Girl answered the question Spiriva-O2 levels run low

I too, have found that my O2 levels are lower when I take Sprivia.
Freddy51elainecynand 2 others also answered the question Freddyand 4 others also answered the question

43 minutes ago

Rahly

Rahly

Hello Stixx!
Happy you joined COPD360. You will find answers to your questions and great information about topics that affect your life as a COPD patient. Have a great Thursday!😊🫁☀

3 hours ago

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota Happy Thankful Thursday.  Sending blessings for a great day! 

5 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

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

🌽CORN SALSA🌽2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed 2 small vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced1/2 cup red onion, finely diced1 scallion, thinly sliced1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced (OPTIONAL)2 tbsp. chopped cilantroJuice of 1 lime...

11 hours ago

HIcopd - Hawaii State Captain

HIcopd - Hawaii State Captainanswered the question Check In: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year...For Connection

That was an awesome commercial —it touched so many memories. As my parents aged, it was so important to have them remain connected with us. One thing I’m very glad we were able to to was have my daughter do a simple video of mom just talking about her …
Karen Deitemeyer - Florida State Captaintaracopdf also answered the question Karen Deitemeyer - Florida State Captainand 1 other also answered the question

11 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainWishing everyone a happy Thursday! Remember, a smile is contagious, so keep on smiling! A smile is a wonderful thing to pass around! 😀

11 hours ago

Misha2964

Misha2964answered the question Quick and Easy Healthy Meals?

I love to make beans and rice. It’s easy and healthy. I use black beans, kidney beans ,pinto beans and I add onions, garlic, sofrito ,pimento stuffed green olives and some tomato paste and Sazon seasoning. Cook until the flavors come together pour over …
Sue B 440DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainCaroline West Virginia State Captainand 2 others also answered the question Sue B 440and 4 others also answered the question

13 hours ago

Sharp23

Sharp23

Thank you for adding me I hope to get to knowing a lot of you as for me I'm 44 yrs old and 335 ibs I just find out little over a week ago I have COPD and it runs in my family bad on my mom's side I'm not going to lie I'm scared to death not knowing how I'll get through this but I guess I have to I stopped smoking about 2 weeks ago but I still dip I go tomorrow to do another test to see how bad it really is my stress is way up and my anxiety bad thing is I had anxiety for yrs now but I hope if I can talk to people with COPD maybe it will help me and get me over and stop being so bad scared of this

15 hours ago

Rahly

Rahly

Any sewers out there? I am on oxygen 24/7 and would like to know if okay to carefully oil my sewing machine since the oil has a mineral base? 

17 hours ago

Rahly

Rahly

Hello das23,
Thank you for your service. I am sorry if your work contributed to your illness, however.  Firefighters are heroes, and so appreciated. Just wanted to tell you that and I hope you have a nice day!😊☀

22 hours ago

Rahly

Rahly

Hello, Eddie Lee Smith, Jr
I am new here, too, and wanted to let you know how great everyone is. 
Hang in there, Eddie. I have severe emphysema and on oxygen 24/7. Some days can be tough, but I found that if I can find something to pick me up such as looking forward to a favorite TV show, for instance, it really helps to get me out of a slump.
Congratulations for taking it upon yourself to cut out some unhealthy habits that would only aggravate your situation if you hadn’t stopped. You are to be commended! 
Have a good day!😊☀Just know I am here for you.

23 hours ago

Rahly

Rahly

😌 Feeling mellow. Getting ready to do half-hour pulmonary breathing exercises. They help motivate me mentally as well as physically making me stronger since I am on oxygen 24/7. I already did all of my daily meds and had breakfast. Ready to get going with getting my lungs work-out!
I am here if anyone wants to chat. Just drop by and I will touch base with you later today!🫁❤

1 day ago

Rahly

Rahly

Hi, Kristen! I am new here. It’s good to know that wonderful people like yourself are here for patients like me.
I have been diagnosed with severe emphysema and on oxygen 24/7. I am 72.
Thanks for all you do!
Have a great day!😊☀🍃🌺

1 day ago

Jimmy S. California State Captain

Jimmy S. California State Captain Good Morning and Happy Wednesday everyone.  


Wednesday is an interesting day; some refer to it as hump day, a day which is halfway through the week. Once you get over the day you are on the way to the weekend. Some find Wednesday as the longest day of the week, they feel like Friday will never come.I know as a COPD patient I have felt both of these on more than one occasion. Whatever your thoughts on Wednesday are, give it all you got, be the best you can be, don't waste this day, and enjoy it! Happy Wednesday!

1 day ago

Amanda Atkinson, MSN, RN

Amanda Atkinson, MSN, RNasked the question: Check In: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year...For Connection

Leave it to Instagram to make me cry! Last night as I was aimlessly scrolling, I came across a post, shared by a friend, that brought me to tears! This commercial, from a car manufacturer of all places, reminded me of what the holiday season was about. …

1 day ago

Rahly

Rahly

Thanks again for your reply regarding my fearfulness about breathing test. 
I take in a lot more air when inhaling through my nose. I ran out of breadth before technician did countdown of 1-2-3 for me to exhale when breathing through mouth with nose clip on. I felt as if my eyeballs would pop out of their sockets-LOL. I had bad headache afterward. Tech told me I let room air in and test no good. I repeated it and still not optimum. I have a re-do next week.

1 day ago

Rahly

Rahly

How are you doing today? I saw your post and wanted you to know that the way I message someone I click in their name (orange letters), and it takes me to their post. 
Welcome!  You will find friends here.😊☀ 

1 day ago

Misha2964

Misha2964

Hi  Having a hard time navigating this site. Took me 10 minutes to figure out how to send a message 

1 day ago

taracopdf

taracopdf created the event OxyTalk Monthly

Join our monthly virtual meetup for those on oxygen therapy. Send any questions ahead of time to oxygen360@copdfoundation.org Click the link to register here: https://copdf.co/oxy-talk

1 day ago

taracopdf

taracopdf created the event BronchAndNTM360 Coffee Break

Join our monthly meetup for those in the bronchiectasis and NTM lung disease communities! Click the link to register here: https://copdf.co/Bronch-NTM-support

1 day ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

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

Let's talk about pomegranates and their little jewels, known as arils, which are the seeds. This fruit is low in calories and fat, and very high in fiber, minerals, and vitamins E, K, and C. One pomegranate contains about 40 percent of your daily...

1 day ago

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota Good morning friends up early to headed to ND for 3 dr appts.  So glad its going to be wonderful weather for 200 mile round trip. We are having very unusual warm weather but I am not complaining I love it! 

1 day ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainIt's wonderful Wednesday! A middle of the week kind of day! A good time to reflect on your accomplishments, and a good time to look forward to the weekend! 
Have a pleasant, easy breathing day, friends! 😀

1 day ago

Chatty 23

Chatty 23

Thank you Jean I needed this advice he starts back to pulmonary rehab after being out for 3 months he had one of those not sure what’s it’s call
But he was in the Hospitol for 3 days carbon dioxide built up .

1 day ago

Catherine 23

Catherine 23

Hi I’m new at this  my husband is in oxygen emphysema . He’s been on oxygen for 5 years I’m just a nervous wreck is this a death sentence . Need some advice . Thank you .

1 day ago

joney

joney

A very bad day I have a virus I got all my shots a while back anyway Doctor sent me a prescription through walgreens started on it yesterday.Hopefully I will feel better soon

2 days ago

RTTori

RTTorianswered the question Check-In: A Big Month for COPD Conferences!

I think it is absolutely fantastic that there is more talk about pulmonary rehab. It can be a total life changer for those who are truly committed to living their best life with COPD. Thanks for the update.
Red2das23 also answered the question Red2and 1 other also answered the question

2 days ago

Medical Advice

It is not our intention to serve as a substitute for medical advice and any content posted should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. We make every effort to support our members, our medical professionals cannot and will not provide a diagnosis or suggest a specific medication; those decisions should be left to your personal medical team. While we encourage individuals to share their personal experiences with COPD, please consult a physician before making changes to your own COPD management plan.