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Bill66I just Received my Pulse Oximeter my wife ordered from Amazon Prime for 16.00 It was recommended by a pulmonary nurse. Accumed CMS50DLI'm very happy getting this😀
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edpe77Mine /I assume reads o2 ok, but more often than not pulse is reading very high. Also don't use with cold or wet fingers.ed1 day ago
clipperGood, now you can check your O2 while exercising to make sure you don't drop too low, especially on the treadmill. Exercising without one is not the best way to go :) 21 hours ago
JeanYour pulse reading might be quite high if you've just begun an exercise program. After all, for years you haven't asked your heart to do a whole lot and now you're asking it to actually exercise? No wonder it's complaining a bit! When I first started, my heart rate was quite high, too, but as I continued it came down nicely. Now, after 15 years of this I really have to work to get my heart rate into the anaerobic stage.15 hours ago
Karen DeitemeyerOne more photo from yesterday's seminar - this is of Bob Sobkowiak, who is the State of Florida Alpha-1 Detection Coordinator and the Florida COPD Coalition Coordinator:
Karen DeitemeyerWell, I couldn't figure out how to attach 2 photos, so here's the one of the information table:
Vinny MAwesome picture, Karen!1 day ago
Vinny MYou can just keep adding additional photos to a post by clicking the Choose File button and adding more.1 day ago
Karen DeitemeyerThanks Vinny - I'll do that next time :-)1 day ago
Bill66Very Nice Picture Karen!1 day ago
Kristen WillardGreat picture, Karen! 23 hours ago
KandyGreat pic Karen!!22 hours ago
Karen DeitemeyerThanks, everyone :-) 21 hours ago
Gretchen McCrearyAwesome Karen! You are an amazing advocate!1 hour ago
Karen DeitemeyerI did a presentation on Advocacy at a Breathe Strong Florida seminar yesterday. The seminar was held in a 55+ community near Clermont, Florida. Here's a picture of me and the COPDF information table and one of the slides in my power point presentation about advocacy:
evesfirst pic son and daughter 5 years ago. The rest are recent. Son and GF. Daughter with blue hair. Daughter and BF. Dad and my kids.
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Naustin288Omg they are so beautiful just like you ! Cheers to a long and good life eves1 week ago
evesThank you Naustin. Trust me, they look nothing like me :) (I might say that is a plus for them lol) But you know, they are so very beautiful on the inside and that is all that counts. I am very thankful for that. One day you will have beautiful children. 1 week ago
Karen DeitemeyerBeautiful family!!1 week ago
evesThank you Karen. 1 week ago
Made PramanaHi eves. The photos are lovely! Thanks for sharing. Feel so much loves from the photo.1 week ago
Bill66Nice Family eves👈🖒1 week ago
CarolineWonderful family pictures. Thank you for sharing.1 week ago
evesThank you all. thanks for letting me share.1 week ago
CathyCBeautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!1 week ago
evesthank you Cathy. 1 week ago
Kristen WillardLove these, eves!6 days ago
evesThanks Kristen :) glad you enjoyed 5 days ago
Made PramanaHello, good morning friends. This morning I went to the field and had a yoga exercise with "Seger Oger Group." I felt sharp pains in my chest and was a little bit distracted. However after thirty minutes and after finished the surya namaskara I feel the mucus and coughed. It felt so great to clear the mucus. Then after the yoga session finished I coughed and release mucus again. I stayed in the field and had some chat with friends there. When I went home I coughed and release mucus again. Coughed three times this morning which is great! Have a good night. I hope the weather will be stable and not so cold.
CarolineSun Salutations in the field sounds very appropriate. It is a little to cold here to do that. I believe that surya namaskara might be a good introduction back into exercising after my week off. Have a marvelous day.1 week ago
Bill66Made Pramana, I saw your crafts very cool. Thank You for the kind words. Bill661 week ago
Made PramanaHello Caroline! Yes I heard the weather in the US is cold. Exercise indoor such as walking around house is good too :)Hi Bill66 I'm happy to hear that you feel better. I like to make some crafts and DIY Project. Thank you for take a look! :)1 week ago
Fabiana TalbotVery nice!1 week ago
evesYou are young and you instill calm. You have gone far in your young years. Thank you for your posts. 1 week ago
Made PramanaJust finished doing yoga. Have a good day everyone.
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Kristen WillardBeautiful! Happy weekend, Pramana!2 weeks ago
Bill66Have a Wonderful Day Pramana!2 weeks ago
CarolineHave a wonderful weekend Made.2 weeks ago
Made PramanaThank you Kristen, Bill and Caroline.2 weeks ago
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clipperLeonard Nimoy (Spock) has been and always shall be a big part of my life. 3 weeks ago
evesJust trying it out to see how a picture shows, so forgive. It's my granddog, who has been with us for 12 days as her mom/owner travels for business and just got back from India with "dehli Belly". I guess dogs are copd related as they MUST have walks. And they do not do well on a treadmill.3 weeks ago
Karen DeitemeyerBeautiful dog!!! What kind is it? (I'm cat person so don't know dog breeds)3 weeks ago
Kristen WillardWow!! What a beautiful dog!3 weeks ago
evesThanks Karen. She is a rescue, Great Dane. Not much work, in house she lays around like a cat:) 3 weeks ago
evesHi Kirsten, she's nice to be around too. Gentle sensitive soul. Too smart for my taste lol, Is there a particular place one can post pictures....apart from the main activity feed? Like on our home page? I don't see it, but that does not mean it doesn't exist.3 weeks ago
Kristen WillardLOL! I don't think there is another place to post them, but Vinny may be able to chime in here. We love seeing them in the main activity feed so no worries there! It is always nice to see people's families, pets ... whatever they share with the group. Slices of life!3 weeks ago
eves:) Thanks Kristen. It would be nice to sneak onto peoples home pages and see their 'parts of their other lives'....but then maybe I'm just nosy. I guess the other alternative is to just change up ones avatar photo, but whoa are they tiny. I have to use a magnifier :03 weeks ago
Delia PrietoBeautiful dog! I have 2 Yorkies that would look like ants next to this one!3 weeks ago
CarolineI had a black and white Great Dane. He stood on all fours and licked me in the face. He was a rescue from Hurricane Katrina. I lost him last winter.3 weeks ago
evesThank you Delia. Most little dogs like her for some crazy reason. Caroline so sorry to hear about your buddy. So nice of you to rescue and to have given your gentle giant a home! Bet he had a good life with you.3 weeks ago
Bill66Beautiful Dog3 weeks ago
evesThanks Bill, she's looking for squirrels :)3 weeks ago
Bill66I liked this.
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Bellabitscute!!1 month ago
changohankI just want to say thank you, I'm really struggling with COPD at the moment and this Forum has been a godsend.
di545I agree, going through rough period myself. At least we are not alone. 1 month ago
Gretchen McCrearySorry to hear you are struggling at the moment. I hope your way through is swift and healing or a reprieve begins. 1 month ago
KandySure hope you can get to feeling better. 1 month ago
changohankThanks all, loads better now, managed to get to the local library, market and pub. Was a bit of a struggle but I took it slowly and rested every 50 yards or so. Loved getting out. :-)1 month ago
Cheryl 712Happy to hear you are doing better! It always feels great when we are able to put another exacerbation behind us. Finding a support group helps tremendously.1 month ago
edpe77Thought the cartoon below fits this group to a tee.ed
Bill66I love it Ed, that's hilarious .1 month ago
anon0502Good point! haha!1 month ago
clipperExcellent 1 month ago
CarolineWow! That sure hits the nail on the head.1 month ago
Bill66One of the posters at my Medical Test Center, poster was introduced in 1964.
Gretchen McCrearySometimes the most simple is true! Thanks for sharing!1 month ago
Karen DeitemeyerI remember that poster :-) And it is so important!1 month ago
CarolineWashing our hands is so important. I don't think that I ever sat down to the dinner table without my mother asking me if I had washed my hands. When I was in school, we were instructed to go to the bathroom and wash our hand prior to entering the lunch room.By the time I began teaching, the thing that was stressed was trying to get the students to the lunchroom as fast as we could. Any place that the students grouping was observed was looked upon as a problem and a possible place for fights. Healthy hand washing habits were no longer encouraged.1 month ago
edpe77Fantastic! After nearly 6 years in process, I received my official patent this morning.ed
clipperCongrats, wow that was a long time.1 month ago
Gretchen McCrearyThat is awesome news!! Congratulations!1 month ago
edpe77For the curious, the patent is for a counter top flash freezer. We've known for nearly a century that flash freezing preserves taste, in fact any frozen foodstuffs you buy has been flash frozen. As I approach potential manufacturers, I state that... "Home flash freezing will do for food preservation what the microwave did for food preparation!" What surprised me most, is no one else thought to do this.ed1 month ago
Stephanie Williams, RRTWow! What a great idea!Congrats!1 month ago
russellpCongratulations. I hope you do well with it1 month ago
Bill66It sounds awesome. 1 month ago
CarolineGreat!!! Best of luck with your patent.1 month ago
KandyCongrats to you hope your patent goes well!!!1 month ago
Made PramanaCongratulation! :)1 month ago
evesThat is terrific. And what an original idea. Next to "dragon's den"1 month ago
Bill66I'd like one of those pinwheels.
Bill Clark - Community Managerpm me your address1 month ago
Stephanie Williams, RRTHow many of you attended the COPD9 conference in 2015? We are gearing up for another great conference this summer :)I know many of you live near the Chicago area, and we would love to have you come to the COPD10 conference on July 28th and 29th. Please make plans to come. We would love to have you there and meet you in person. The conference is truly worth the effort to come. 4 years ago, I went to COPD8, and was so excited because it was the first conference I had ever been to (and I've been to A LOT) where the patients were not only invited, but were asked to contribute!! I thought that was such an amazing concept. Little did I know then that I would be working with these fine people now, and helping make positive changes in the lives of people with COPD. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any quetions about COPD10. Registration will open soon :)
Made PramanaI really like to hear a conference which gives opportunity for patient to contribute or share their experience. This conference will be great! I wish I could fly and attend this ;)1 month ago
Stephanie Williams, RRTHi Made, there is one a *little* closer to you Summer 2018, there will be COPD11 in Europe. That one might be a little easier for you to get to, especially with this much time to plan :)1 month ago
Made PramanaHi Stephanie. Hahaha it would be amazing for me if I could attend that conference ;)1 month ago
HIcopdI booked my plane ticket and hotel. We will be going to a national park we've never been to before the conference, so we are also excited about that. We have been to the prior COPD conferences in the US. Still have not made it to any in Europe. 1 month ago
Bill66Did you know?Shirley Temple passed from COPD!
Bill Clark - Community ManagerI read where she was a closet smoker because she thought if people saw her smoke it would destroy her image1 month ago
Bill66Yes that's correct. I didn't know that.1 month ago
KandyYes 1 month ago
CarolineThanks Bill66, I did not know that.1 month ago
Tina MoyerOh wow i did not know that she has always been my icon since a little girl1 month ago
Made PramanaI am currently reading a thread on my Bronchiectasis online forum about oxygen therapy. In the past I asked my pulmonologist whether my oxygen should be checked. However he didn't want to and he also mentioned about the dangerous CO2 retainer. I have been diagnosed with bronchiectasis for three years and I never have a six minute walking test. Sometimes my heart beat go up to 120 bpm with 93 saturation. Tomorrow I will meet a new pulmonologist and I would like to have a consultation about this. I hope that she will take into consideration.
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clipperI am glad to hear you are going to a new pulmonologist, it is very surprising that you have not had a 6 minute walk test considering how simple it is and totally non-invasive. Good luck tomorrow. 2 months ago
Made PramanaThank you clipper.2 months ago
KandyVery glad to hear your finding a new pulmo!!! I cant believe no 6 minute walk that goes with the pfts. Medicare requests we do these also. 2 months ago
Made PramanaThis morning I went to an event called "Bali Yoga Festival" with my family. I did not take the yoga class in there because I felt a little bit tired. Yesterday I already had a yoga exercise, so today I just went around. I had a delicious meal and had some fun. Well I will doing yoga in this afternoon. Have a nice day everyone. 😊
Karen DeitemeyerThat's a great picture!! I'm glad you were able to go to the Festival, Made - what did you have to eat?2 months ago
DavinaTHi Made Pramana,It looks like you had a great time from the picture. I'm happy that you got to get out and enjoy the Festival. I've been thinking about trying Yoga any advice on where I should begin would be greatly appreciated especially since I have no Idea. I've looked it up in the past but abandon the idea after a while because it seems so difficult.2 months ago
clipperSounds like a great day... yea tell us about the food :) 2 months ago
CarolineI am glad that you had a great day. A Yoga Festival sounds neat.2 months ago
Made PramanaHi! I ate a balinese meal. I ate a cut of balinese-spiced chicken called "Ayam Betutu", with boiled egg, local vegetables, and a little bit of "ketupat" (well-done cooked rice). Eating with families made those food more delicious :)Hi Davina I will send you some of information about Yoga by private message. I'm currently at work and I will send it later ;)2 months ago
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