Rob1925

Rob1925asked the question: Tt

I’m still new here. I feel something in my throat/chest all the time but not when lying down. Pulm doc says it’s the obstruction but everything I read says no. Did not feel this 7 mons ago when I was sm

1 hour ago

Red2

Red2answered the question New Member: PFT Questions

Do all PFT’s include DLCO test? The diffusion section of my PFT (at top) does not include this acronym. It includes: Dsb, VAsb and D/VAsb. Did my PFT include DLCO? If not should I request this test? Thank you!
David Mannino, MD     (Medical Director, COPD Foundation )Bill66 New Jersey State CaptainCaroline West Virginia State Captain also answered the question David Mannino, MD     (Medical Director, COPD Foundation )and 2 others also answered the question

1 hour ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

Once the big H happens, you know it's getting close to Bruce's surgery date. I gave him a haircut. 😛 We finished cleaning up the mess from the storm. We went and got his Covid test done. Went and picked out a new pair of slippers for him. 
I hope you're all having a super Sunday!!! 😃🥰

2 hours ago

das23

das23answered the question It's Oscar Season!! Movie Challenge "G" & "H"

Good Morning Vietnam.....Robin Williams Hang Em High....Clint Eastwood
NorwesterJeanO53Stephanie Williams, RRT (COPDF VP, Public and Professional Education)and 1 other also answered the question Norwesterand 3 others also answered the question

2 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainWishing everyone a nice, peaceful night. 😇 I hope you wake up in the morning with a great happiness, ready to enjoy the day! 

21 hours ago

JeanO53

JeanO53asked the question: It's Oscar Season!! Movie Challenge "G" & "H"

Today's Challenge is brought to you by the Letter "G" & "H" How many MOVIES can WE name that start with the letter "G" or "H" Bonus points for naming one of the actors/actresses starring in the movie

1 day ago

Ruth T

Ruth TTo all the animal lovers, sharing the story of my Saturday morning events..  a goose stuck on the icy lake for hours and I couldn’t get to it nor get the game warden to come. 
I used our HoA Facebook page to drum up community help and through team work we got the goose to the environmental center under an hour of posting .

It gives me faith in human kindness and the power of community. Never give up! 

1 day ago

Caroline West Virginia State Captain

Caroline West Virginia State Captain

I am much less sore than I thought that I would be.  Maybe the hot bath,  Tylenol, and electric blanket helped.  I do notice that the longer that I am up the more aches I seem to have.  Maybe I will have to take another hot bath and a nap under the electric blanket.

1 day ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

1 day ago

Bill66 New Jersey State Captain

Bill66 New Jersey State Captain

I'd like to start off by saying I lost everything after close to 34 years of pharmacy management and then starting a career as an electrician, I couldn't be happier as an electrician, however I'm beyond being depressed. I'm gonna leave it at that, I've never felt so sad for this long.. 

1 day ago

Caroline West Virginia State Captain

Caroline West Virginia State Captain

Well, Gracce here reporting. It's as if having COPD, Graves Disease, GERD, a hole in my diaphragm, along with being dyslexic is not enough I had to try and really injure myself by falling over the cat litter bag onto another box as my knees and elbows hit the floor. I would have had the breath knocked out of me had it not been for the box I was carrying blocking part of the force of the fall in my thoracic area. I have a skinned and badly bruised right knee, a bruised left knee, a skinned and bruised left elbow, and bruised right elbow, and a purple line across my chest. I am sure that I feel great compared to how I will feel in the morning. I am taking a good hot bath in Epson Salts in hopes that helps.

1 day ago

David Mannino, MD     (Medical Director, COPD Foundation )

David Mannino, MD (Medical Director, COPD Foundation )answered the question Could asthma still be a possible diagnosis

You have a mild obstructive pattern without a significant response to bronchodilators (note that this does not mean that you won't benefit from long term bronchodilator therapy, so I'd take the Advair for at least a few weeks to see if there is any …

1 day ago

Copd283

Copd283asked the question: Could asthma still be a possible diagnosis

Hello everyone, so I posted earlier about having COPD at 24. I had a pft from 2019 and the only thing that changed was my FEV1 and it increased by about 10%. I haven’t received any treatments between the two PFT’s however I am now on Corticosteroids to …

2 days ago

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