Bill Clark - Community Manager

Bill Clark - Community Manager

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Circle of Friends 2021

4 days ago

Littlewing222

Littlewing222answered the question PFT results-can anyone help me to understand these at all?

thanks for your advice everyone. It does feel like post nasal drip, I donโ€™t cough at all but recently I feel like I have excess mucus coming from where my nose meets my throat. So Iโ€™m constantly trying to clear it, itโ€™s an irritating sensation. My …

43 minutes ago

Jimmy S

Jimmy SHappy
Sunday! May your day have the hands of God to sustain you, the smile of
God to enlighten you, the words of God to inspire you and the love of
God for ever and ever to bless you! May the day be filled with calm,
warmth, happiness and gratitude!๐Ÿ™

1 hour ago

Mobal

Mobalanswered the question Just for fun...

9 - straight and narrow path

1 hour ago

das23

das23answered the question Just for fun...

4...A drop in temperature 12...Book Ends

1 hour ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Just for fun...

Okay... we still have 4 left. A few hints... 4. When it gets colder, some people say there's been one of these... 9. Some might live their lives this way... 12. These can be very helpful on a shelf... 15. When the weather deteriorates, it may be said …

2 hours ago

J.News

J.Newsasked the question: PFTs don't line up with Symptoms, could Dave possibly review?

Hi all, Hoping Dave might have a scan over these, troubled by constant inability to get a deep breath, throat clearing with a slight morning cough. Tolerance for excercise is good but tidal breathing is constantly off with a sense of breathlessness at …

3 hours ago

Dave Mannino

Dave Manninoanswered the question Nothing left

The Azithromycin is a good thought. Sorry this has been so tough for you!

3 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainGood morning! Hope everyone is doing well, ready to enjoy this wonderful Sunday! 
I was very lucky to find a great digital deal on frozen shrimp. 16 ounce bag for $3.99!!! I will be making shrimp scampi for my husband for THE big Sunday meal! 
If you happen to get out and go for a Sunday drive, don't forget to notice the pumpkins, gourds, scarecrows and mums!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

3 hours ago

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captain

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captainanswered the question Nothing left

Eddie, I am so sorry that you are dealing with all of this. For the chronic rhinitis, I suggest saline washes, done by either a Neti pot or a squeeze bottle. NeilMed makes a wonderful saline kit complete with squeeze bottle. Ask your doctor about Flonase …

3 hours ago

Dave Mannino

Dave Manninoanswered the question โ€œAllergiesโ€

I would think it is worth a shot - no real downside and it may help ( everyone responds to therapies a little different )

3 hours ago

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captain

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captainanswered the question โ€œAllergiesโ€

My allergies have triggered exacerbations. Now that I use Claritin and Flonase, per pulmonologist, I have not had an exacerbation caused by allergies.

3 hours ago

Dave Mannino

Dave Manninoanswered the question nebs taken thru nose or mouth

Agree with Jean!

4 hours ago

Dave Mannino

Dave Manninoanswered the question CT Scans

A screening scan for lung cancer typically uses a lower dose of radiation than a traditional unenhanced CT scan ( but this can vary by site) of the chest. I suspect if you have gotten a routine unenhanced CT scan for your COPD a separate screening CT for …

4 hours ago

Jean IA State Captain

Jean IA State Captainanswered the question nebs taken thru nose or mouth

No. Your nebulized meds are designed to be breathed in through your mouth. That why most nebulizers come with a mouthpiece. PLB is a different process designed for a different purpose. It actually doesn't matter whether you breathe in through your mouth …

4 hours ago

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota Its Respiratory Care Week!!  Thanks to all RT's for all the hard work that they do for us!!  

5 hours ago

nana53

nana53asked the question: nebs taken thru nose or mouth

I have recently started pulmonary rehab where they are teaching me pursed lips breathing. All of my medications are taken through nebs. My question is should I be breathing in nebs through my nose instead of my mouth?

8 hours ago

Jakiii

Jakiii

My mum is 74 has copd and pulmonary hypertension .. she canโ€™t walk hardly now due to lack of breath and pc etc she needs help with .. she bn prescribed antibiotics and steroids as had a flare up but is feeling sick and dizzy .. is there anything else I can do for her

8 hours ago

Margie ONeill Maloney

Margie ONeill Maloneyanswered the question Beat the Heat: Dealing with Humidity

Iโ€™m in Texas, moved from Mn 4 years ago. I sneeze constantly, lots of blowing my nose, I have 2 dehumidifiers going 24/7, each hold 2-3 gallons and they need to be emptied 2-3 times per day in the summer/fall. I worry with that large amount of water …

12 hours ago

BrittanyKathleen7

BrittanyKathleen7answered the question Just for fun...

i love these. Thanks for posting them.

14 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captainanswered the question Just for fun...

JeanO53 Thanks again for posting these puzzles! I love them! 🤩😍

17 hours ago

Jean IA State Captain

Jean IA State Captainanswered the question โ€œAllergiesโ€

It won't hurt to try it. If it helps, great; if not, then stop. You can always stop something you've started. And unless you try it, you'll never know whether it would have worked or not. Trying it allows you to make an informed decision. And allergies …

17 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captainanswered the question Just for fun...

20. Down to the end.

20 hours ago

Mobal

Mobalanswered the question Just for fun...

7 - But on second thought

20 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

Good evening, folks! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚
There is alot of talk about labor shortages. There are help wanted signs everywhere I go. My sister works at a major chain grocery store. They are having great difficulty stocking the shelves because no one wants to work. There is no one to load the trucks at the warehouse,  and no one to unload at the store. This evening my husband received an email from his medical supply company, stating that due to labor shortages, his ostomy bags, and related medical equipment will have an unknown delayed shipping date. Well, let's just hope he doesn't run out of bags. ๐Ÿ˜”
Our world has changed. Let's count our blessings and be thankful for the simple things in life. I am happy to be here. Although things aren't always what they should be, we can still do our best to manage and be happy! Sending all of you my very best. I am always thinking of you and sending you smiles! ๐Ÿ˜€
DebbieB. ๐Ÿ™‚

20 hours ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question โ€œAllergiesโ€

Hi BrittanyKathleen7 - I was diagnosed with ephysema & asthma. Per doctor's orders, I take zyrtec and montelukast (generic claritin) every night before bedtime. In combination, with the evening dose of Symbicort, it has helped make my breathing easier.

21 hours ago

BrittanyKathleen7

BrittanyKathleen7asked the question: โ€œAllergiesโ€

I dont have high eosinophils or IgE. I dont have significant allergies at all except tiny tiny reaction to mold and dogs. Do you guys think that taking a Zyrtec would help at all with lung inflammation? Ive told my doc ive already tried Claritin and …

22 hours ago

BrittanyKathleen7

BrittanyKathleen7answered the question Nothing left

get on azithromycin daily as a maintenance med. that antibiotic is an immunomodulatory- used by many lung patients to keep more bacteria away but mostly lessen inflammation. Take it every other day. 500mg. Ask your doctor. im sorry youโ€™re going through …

22 hours ago

Eddie 7

Eddie 7answered the question Nothing left

Dear Jean, das and Caroline, Thankyou very much indeed for your thoughtfulness and consideration. The Covid today has been particularly gruesome, and having managed to get up, primarily to care for my wife who was also diagnosed with the virus on …

23 hours ago

das23

das23

If Ed were here he'd be taking wagers on when we reach 52,000---49 to go---- Miss edpe77!!๐Ÿ™โœŒ

1 day ago

das23

das23answered the question Just for fun...

14...Fooling Around

1 day ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Just for fun...

Great job, everyone!! I checked the answers this morning... we still have a few more to go. We still need - 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 20

1 day ago

Caroline

Carolineanswered the question Nothing left

I understand where you are coming from, but the fact that you are asking for help tells me that you have not given up yet. You must take baby steps to get back to where you were. I hope that you can find help for rhinitis. Benadryl is my go-to for this …

1 day ago

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota #Laceupforlungs  I dedicate this to all the pulmonary rehabs centers teaching us with copd how to live with a quality of life.  This pic was taken at my cardio pulmonary rehab center Thursday in training how to use the Life2000.  On my right is the RN director of my cardio pulmonary rehab and my left is our RT at our local hospital and the next lady is the Rep from Mayo Clinic in Rochester Mn teaching us  how to use this Life2000.  There was a RT from Bismarck ND there also who took this pic.  Don't know if u can see it but I had my necklace out of the shoe laces. 

1 day ago

das23

das23answered the question Nothing left

Hey Eddie 7....Sorry to hear you're suffering so. What do your Drs' have to say about your condition. There are several treatments for rhinitis (saline spray etc.) I'm just a patient like yourself so I honestly don't know what to tell you. I've read some …

1 day ago

das23

das23answered the question Just for fun...

3...Raise in pay 13...2 under par 10... 1 in a million

1 day ago

Mobal

Mobalanswered the question Just for fun...

16. Hell bent on winning

1 day ago

Stephanie Williams, RRT

Stephanie Williams, RRTHappy Fluffy Friday from my sweet Mettie. 
She looks like she is exhausted, but donโ€™t let her fool you. She is just trying to let me know that she is tired of waiting on me to let her go outside! 
That face says it all! 
โ€œMom, come on!โ€
Hahaha

1 day ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Nothing left

Eddie 7 - I sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time. My 1st thought about what you need to do is... Don't give up. Dig deep for whatever motivated you over the past 5 years. There is hope buried in there somewhere. I know that's a …

1 day ago

Eddie 7

Eddie 7asked the question: Nothing left

I Really need your help. I have severe emphysema, which I manage with a gruelling schedule of daily exercise; and controlled breathing techniques. The exercise particularly is absolutely critical to the quality of my life and my ability function. Every …

1 day ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Just for fun...

8 - The Long and Short of It

1 day ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captainanswered the question Just for fun...

17. History repeats itself.

1 day ago

nancyjayne

nancyjayneanswered the question Virtual Pulmonary Rehab - Have you tried it?

i joined one today and it was very good.pulmonarywellness foundation.

2 days ago

nancyjayne

nancyjayne

i read how to use ringcentral.thank you.

2 days ago

nancyjayne

nancyjayne

i joine online pulmonarywellness today.it is a very good program for pulmonary rehab.

2 days ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Just for fun...

1. One thing after another

2 days ago

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captain

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captainanswered the question Just for fun...

2. broken heart 11. crossed purposes 3. higher pay ? 4. low temperature ?

2 days ago

das23

das23answered the question Just for fun...

11...Cross purposes

2 days ago

LCollins - Middletown Ohio

LCollins - Middletown Ohioanswered the question Just for fun...

19. Musically inclined

2 days ago


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