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1 day ago

Jean IA State Captain

Jean IA State Captain

Things are looking good!  I had cataract surgery on my left eye yesterday, and 24 hours ago was frustrated.  I have a blood clot in my right eye, so my vision is not great in that eye (I'm legally blind).  With the left completely fuzzy (sort of like being wrapped in white wool) and the right eye helping to identify the big things to avoid, but not giving me enough vision to be able to read the microwave, for instance,  Life was boring and mildly precarious.  I am happy to report that things improved enormously overnight, and while I still need my magnifying glass, I was able to get on the computer and participate in a RELIANCE study call,  take a two hour training for doing remote accreditation surveys and participate in a call with friends.  And I can see the microwave numbers so the bratworst actually got cooked.  Life is good.......way better than yesterday!

3 hours ago

clipper (Debbie) - NJ State Captain

clipper (Debbie) - NJ State Captain Tuesday Cover Tune

https://youtu.be/-ggFIeg5u1M

3 hours ago

netmouse

netmouseanswered the question Trelegy

You can use a drug discount card in place of Medicare. Learn more here: https://q1medicare.com/q1group/MedicareAdvantagePa... However, Trelegy is still very expensive. The good news is that we are nearing the fall enrollment period so you can change …

7 hours ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Wacky words...Anyone?

2 a - Blueberry Hill (song) 2 c - Purple Rose (rows) of Cairo (movie) 6 e - Purple Haze (song)

7 hours ago

JeanO53

JeanO53Took a wonderfully long walk along the lakefront this morning; temperatures in the high 70's so not too hot, with a very slight breeze coming off the water.  I was surpised at the number of people who were there, but everyone kept their distance so all was well.  After the walk, I drove to my favorite parkway; windows rolled down and music playing. Parked my car in the shade while I ate my lunch.  This was the most "normal" I've felt in a very long time, almost didn't want to come home.  ๐Ÿ˜Ž

7 hours ago

JeanO53

JeanO53Tuneful Tuesday - An oldie... inspired by my walk at the lakefront this morning - blue water, clear blue skies and bright white sails ... it's not far to paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzgQoGvSKA4

7 hours ago

Josephbel

Josephbelanswered the question Is chronic shortness of breath COPD ? Please suggest me

I'm glad for you that lung cancer was ruled out. After reading your post, I can see two things: First, your shortness of breath, this must be handled by your pulmonologist, you should go back to him/her and discuss what can be done, dont sit on it and …

8 hours ago

Mobal

Mobalanswered the question Trelegy

I am using Trelegy. Used to use Spiriva and Advair together. For me it was more of a finacail switch as the one vs. two copay's is less. I don't recall much difference if any.

9 hours ago

Caroline

Caroline

9 hours ago

Tish

Tishanswered the question Trelegy

Hi: Went from anora to trelogy ... trelogy makes my voice very hoarse, and I did not see that much difference between to two. Thanks

10 hours ago

Caroline

Carolineanswered the question Trelegy

Hi Catherine, I have been using Trelogy for over a year now with great results. Previous to that I was on Breo and Incruse. Trelogy is the combination of the 2 with less corticosteroid. Prior to that I was on Advair. I think that it helped, but I began …

11 hours ago

tonie

tonie

Hello. New to the group. I was diagnosed today with copd. Im 47. I am scared. O dont know what stage yet. I feel like i have just lost my dream of growing old and watching my grandkids grow up

11 hours ago

netmouse

netmouseanswered the question Wacky words...Anyone?

1 c - wild blue yonder 4 e - turn green with envy 7 e - devil in a blue dress

12 hours ago

netmouse

netmouseanswered the question Puzzle answers

And Games Magazine should have the answers within, often end of magazines.

12 hours ago

edpe77

edpe77asked the question: Wacky words...Anyone?

NOTE These include color names. See instructions. ed

13 hours ago

edpe77

edpe77answered the question Puzzle answers

Point taken. I have a series coming up called "Wacky Words" originally published in Games Magazine, and should offer some unique challanges. Here goes.... ed

13 hours ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Puzzle answers

edpe77 - I appreciate the puzzles that you've been posting. They are challenging, fun, and certainly keep our brains whirring during these trying times. Thank you!!! I'm not sure rules are necessary, but the one you are suggesting could be …

13 hours ago

edpe77

edpe77answered the question Puzzle answers

Rarely do the answers come w/puzzles. Other times the answers are printed on the sheet. I try to avoid those. Also, to make things more interesting I was thinking of stipulating the puzzle must must be solved in sequence. That is you can't post #4 till 1 …

13 hours ago

netmouse

netmouseasked the question: Puzzle answers

edpe77 If you post more puzzles, and I hope you do, can you use ones with answers available? The last one #15 is pretty frustrating, time for the answer.

14 hours ago

clipper (Debbie) - NJ State Captain

clipper (Debbie) - NJ State Captain answered the question DLCO Numbers

The most insightful way to understand numbers, DLCO, FEV, or whatever is to look at the %predicted which in your case was 39% of normal. By normal what they mean is normal for a person your gender, height, race and age. We lose some of everything as we …

14 hours ago

netmouse

netmouseanswered the question Up for A weekend challange?

It is not a S or 5. If you enlarge it, it looks like a diamond ring. So "ring in a ..... ?"

15 hours ago

johnny0081

johnny0081answered the question Reviews on Inogen products?

Sorry to hear that. I hope your aunt get well soon. If you are looking to buy medicine for her do check this website. https://www.dealmecoupon.com/inogen-one-promo-codes

16 hours ago

Bill66 - Bill Wornstaff NJ State Captain

Bill66 - Bill Wornstaff NJ State Captain

Good Morning Socialites...

16 hours ago

Minuteman3

Minuteman3asked the question: DLCO Numbers

I posted an earlier question regarding a "severely reduced DLCO" and got some good answers. I now understand what it is so I asked my lung specialist for my DLCO numbers from my last test. He told me my DLCO was 8.7 and that normal is 22.4 meaning I am …

16 hours ago

das23

das23answered the question Trelegy

Hi Catherine2587....Welcome. I've been using Trelegy for 2 years and it has worked well for me. Luckily for me it's covered. Maybe ask your Dr to see if you can get it covered-or call Medicare yourself. I went from Spiriva to Anoro to Trelegy---Trelegy …

1 day ago

Catherine2587

Catherine2587asked the question: Trelegy

Hello, First time posting but have been lurking for a year. Am stage two COPD and have been on Anoro for a year. Pulmonologist suggested Trelegy today; am new to Medicare and picked my prescription plan to cover Anoro, so Trelegy, of course is not …

1 day ago

Bill66 - Bill Wornstaff NJ State Captain

Bill66 - Bill Wornstaff NJ State Captain

We lost power at CVS for a few days last week, so I went in early Thursday Morning about 6:15am to damage all the freezers, refrigerators and dairy cases out Stephanie Williams saw the amount of damages from the photos I sent, anyway, by 8:15am it was smoldering hot, the dumpster was already half full and everything was starting to really go bad at this point, the flys were out of control, of course what do I do, I get the industrial strength fly spray and start spraying everywhere, REALLY BAD MOVE INHALING THIS STUFF, EVEN IF YOU DONT HAVE COPD, let me tell you I was not only green all afternoon, my lungs were screaming. Live and Learn, nope, not me! Thank God I recovered, however I can still taste it... have a great night everyone

1 day ago

Bill66 - Bill Wornstaff NJ State Captain

Bill66 - Bill Wornstaff NJ State Captain My first Tomato, he is a little tomato and he is from the plant my friend and customer gave me "James" a few months ago. Its starting to get really big now and lots of flowers starting to show!

1 day ago

lanesf

lanesfanswered the question Low electrolytes

They they kept me on Prednisone for over 3 years which has caused me to have a lot of severe problems I ended up in a nursing home I have broken bones now thanks to the brittle this caused by prednisone maybe you need to try to get her on a lower dose or …

1 day ago


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