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Today's Musical Challenge - The Letter "L" (12/4)

Linda Ronstadt - Different Drum

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late entry for musical chal. J

James Gang - Ashes the Rain and I.....I always thought it was a strange composition from joe walsh at the time

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Today's Musical Challenge - The Letter "N" (12/3)

Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

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Mom just diagnosed stage 4 COPD

My mom was just diagnosed with stage 4 COPD and she is really worried but I explained to her that she could live a long time with COPD from what I've read on these forums. Her mind is really sharp and she gets around pretty good for 80 years old. She …

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I'm 32, Female, and just got diagnosed with COPD

Hello everyone... I want to say first that I am really grateful to have found this forum and I have read a lot since 2 days ago. I am 32, female and from the Philippines. I started smoking since I was 20 but you can equate that as maximum of 5sticks per …

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Today's Musical Challenge - The Letter "V" (12/2)

Ventures-----Wipe Out Vogues-----Turn Around Look at Me

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CPET result is back

Pulmonary function testing: FEV1 of 4.25 L 03% predicted FVC of 5.99 L or 119% predicted FEV1/FVC ratio of 71 compared to 82 predicted. Maximum voluntary ventilation was 179 L per minute or 105% predicted Cardiopulmonary exercise test: Exercise protocol: …

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Today's Musical Challenge - The Letter W (11/30)

Dionne Warwick - - I Say A Little Prayer For You. . The Who - - I Can See For Miles. . Bill Withers - - Ain't No Sunshine / Lean On Me. . Stevie Wonder - - Signed, Sealed, Delivered / Isn't She Lovely / ... and so many more.

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What is the best and most accurate way to measure O2

Ladies and gentlemen, I might have a little more experience using oximeters than many people. I purchased 6 SPO2 monitoring devices (don't even get me started why I bought so many), prices range from $30 to $1000. Among them, Masimo is really the best …

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stage 4 - can someone be stage 4 and not be on oxygen?

can someone be stage 4 and not be on oxygen?

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Here Comes Colder Weather! What to do if cooler temps cause you trouble.

It seems pretty likely that I am in the minority of people who like chilly weather . That is probably because I happen to live in a place where it doesn’t get terribly cold , and if the temperatures do drop, they don’t stay there for long. But I …

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Buying a POC without prescription?

Is there anywhere online I can buy a POC from US without providing a prescription? I live in UAE and I don't have a US prescription. The prices of POC are ridiculous here ($6000+). So I was planning to place an order from US and have a shipment forwarder …

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Is this Copd - I’m new to this and have a quick question

Hi guys I’m new to this and have a quick question so I have had bronchitis for last years now I use to smoke for 10 years from 15-25 a pack a day minimum I got a Ct done and it come back normal but minor fibrotic scaring and did a spiro and got fvc 4.62 …

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transplants - does one have to go to rehab first for evaluation?

The very beginning for being accepted for transplant, does one have to go to rehab first for evaluation? I have read the medicare only pay for it once and read if you get a transplant you will have to go to rehab again for awhile. Will medicare still …

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Diagnosis - diagnosed with mild intermittent asthma

Hi, I’m 34 years old and have been diagnosed with mild intermittent asthma by pulmo almost 6 months back. I experience dyspena at rest. No other symptom of cough etc. I had my CT done in April which said - both lungs appear to be hyper-inflated. No sign …

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copd exacerbation - oxygen go down with exertion?

Hello Group I was just wondering about something. I have recently developed bronchitis which I am on z pack for and a five-day steroid treatment. I don't usually have them too often, but I know when they are coming on. I did quit smoking approximately …

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Is this copd - Thoughts?

Hello, I've done 4ct scans, 2x rays, 2 endescopes, I'm taking acid reflux ppi drug. I've done 2 spirometry tests in the last 4 years that are normal. I quit smoking 5 years ago. All the above years in the last 4 years. I have mild emphysema. I'm coughing …

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​Check-in: Have a Holly Jolly Holiday: Tips for Those with Chronic Lung Conditions

The holiday season is typically filled with love, hope, and joy. Yet, for those with chronic lung disease, it can be a difficult time to navigate. Feelings of being worried, exhausted, or overwhelmed can also occur. Here are a few things that people with …

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Who do you tell?

Hi Ben A, I don't find your question odd at all. I'm stage IV COPD, and have had very similar experiences. Didn't share my diagnosis for about 5 months. Just needed time to digest it all. Like you, I explained it away as severe asthma. I told 2 friends, …

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Quiet, Portable night oxygen

My Insurance supplied me with a 55 lb, 600 watt, Oxygen Concentrator which is noisy. I bought an Inogen Home Oxygen Concentrator which is 18 lb 100 watt and quite (set a 2 lpm it's 40 Decibels. ) Decibels Level 1-40 Level 2-40 Level 3-41 Level 4-43 …

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Today's Musical Challenge - The Letter "F"

Fitz and The Tantrums-----Santa Stole My Lady Fixx-------Red Skies Freddie Mercury-----Time Waits For No One Friends of Distinction-----Love or Let Me Be Lonely

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New here

Just recently found out I have copd stage II but I thought is was stage 1. I'm very scared. I quit smoking 4 months ago but feel like my breathing is worse and my COPD is getting worse. I also got covid right when I quit but it was pretty mild I keep …

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Has anyone heard of the POC - O2 Concepts Oxlife Liberty?

I did a little research on it and what I read was contradictary. The manufacturer states it goes up to 1.5 LPM and battery lasts up to 4 hours (without specifying the liter flow it uses to measure) but Bridge to Care states it goes up to 2LPM and will …

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Enphyzema & Eating Bloat?

Does anyone with enphyzema feel bloated and hard breathe when eating? I am concerned cause my belly is huge and uncomfortable. I have a hard time eating or after of feeling extremely full and hard breathe even with small portion. Does your lungs get …

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So confused diagnosed as chronic bronchitis but not copd im 27

S I did this spiro in france but didn’t really understand it well when I was doing the test ….. I did a handheld spiro back in the uk couple months later and my results of my fvc was 4.62 93% and my fev1 was 4.10 which was 97% ….. but I got told chronic …

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