ChristinaH

ChristinaHWe are interested in learning about how life has changed for you since receiving your Covid vaccine. Click on the link below to leave your feedback.

https://www.bronchiectasisandntminitiative.org/BronchandNTM360social/Community-Discussions/Question-and-Answers/Covid-Vaccine-Life-After


6 days ago

Kandy

KandyHappy Mothers Day to all the moms in the group!!

7 hours ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Happy Mother’s, Grandmothers, Godmother’s, Foster Mother’s, Soon to be Mother’s, Want to be Mother’s and all who act in a “Motherly Fashion “ on a regular basis Day! Enjoy this special day!💕😍

9 hours ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123Hello! The article below reviews the update on Moderna booster shots for the variants:https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210506/moderna-covid-vaccine-booster-works-against-variants?ecd=wnl_spr_050721&ctr=wnl-spr-050721_promotwo_link_1&mb=BV9hlHMDfjVlJNmGRIb%40PxXFE73IOX1cnRFKG4M8oE4%3d

1 day ago

Kandy

Kandyvoted on Long-Haulers Syndrome, The Post-COVID Infection Journey

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2 days ago

Cupcake65

Cupcake65

Hi Kandy!  Thanks for reaching out. How has your day been?

2 days ago

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  • Ksmiles123Lol! Baking is more fun than cleaning. I hope that you are able to sleep during the day. Your body needs rest to heal. 1 day ago
  • KandyTry to sleep afternoon someone is always knocking on door or calling.  I did take phone off the hook.  Then they get worried something is wrong.  Can't wind. haha7 hours ago
  • Ksmiles123Kandy,
    It seriously is important to get rest. Let your family know that you may need to rest in the afternoon, inform them of good hours to knock on your door.  It will be a gift in the long haul.:)6 hours ago
Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Happy Nurses Day to all the wonderful nurses who care for respiratory patients throughout the world! 

3 days ago

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  • Ksmiles123Cupcake,
    You are most welcome! I hope that you had a good day!  You have a great picture/ understanding of Bronchiectasis/ recurrent lung infections . I am so glad that the CF Community has made great gains over the past decade.  I am sure that families were grateful for your support. 
    I started out on Med/ surgical unit, worked in the OR for a year. The OR was not for me since I missed the live patient connection.
    I was then a charge ER nurse for 7 years. I did rotations to CCU, ICU. 
    I then got into healthcare business development for 5 years. My last full time career was being a long term care administrator.  The field of nursing is diversified with many options and is personally rewarding. Cheers to all fellow nurses. 2 days ago
  • ChristinaHHappy Nurses Day! Nurses are the "muscle" in hospitals and doctors offices. They care for the sick, advocate for their patients, as well as so much more! Thank you, nurses!2 days ago
  • Ksmiles123Christina,
    You are most welcome! We are all in this together. RTs save lives. We all contribute to improving patient care.2 days ago
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3 days ago

Claudya G.

Claudya G.voted on Getting Started on BronchandNTM360social

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Some good news re: Covid treatment: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950113

3 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123answered the question Covid Vaccine - Life After

Christina, Yes, I am so looking forward to attending some social events in the near future. I am a social person, bu nature and it has been really challenging to be so restricted. There is not light at the end of the tunnel; however, we still must …
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4 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Happy Cinco de Mayo! We must continually look for reasons to celebrate, no matter how small the celebration is. Below is an article on Cinco de Mayo:https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/festivals/how-cinco-de-mayo-is-celebrated-in-mexico.  Do something little to celebrate the occasion and boost your spirits.

4 days ago

laff4evr

laff4evrThe Kentucky Derby is run in my hometown of Louisville.
Some folks dress up for the event which was Saturday.
It figures this guy wouldn't be wearing a mask.

4 days ago

  • Ksmiles123Hello! Thank you for the great picture. An old friend who attended the event had  posted pictures on Facebook, it didn’t look like many were wearing masks.
    So many do not realize how their lives will change if they must contend with a life long lung disease.4 days ago
Kandy

Kandy

5 days ago

ChristinaH

ChristinaHasked the question: Covid Vaccine - Life After

For those of you that have received your Covid vaccine, have you been able to enjoy more “peace-of-mind”? What activities are you planning to do now that you are vaccinated?

6 days ago

ChristinaH

ChristinaHanswered the question What diet is best for Bronchiectasis?

Kandy had a great article. Thank you! I would stress the intake of lots of fluids to keep mucus thin. Probiotics will help with gut health (especially if you are taking antibiotics). Also, limiting simple carbohydrates (I like to refer to them as "white" …
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6 days ago

Deppydo

Deppydoasked the question: What diet is best for Bronchiectasis?

What diet is best for bronchiectasis

1 week ago

CDVern

CDVern

I'm here to learn more about dealing with chronic fatigue from bronchiectasis. Any tips?

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Did you have any major side effects from the Covid vaccination? 

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! We most likely will be getting booster shots for Covid 19 in the near future. Below is information on booster shots: https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/vaccine-booster-shots?ecd=wnl_spr_042921_remail&ctr=wnl-spr-042921-remail_promoLink_1&mb=BV9hlHMDfjVlJNmGRIb%40PxXFE73IOX1cnRFKG4M8oE4%3D

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Have you had your vitamin D level rechecked recently? My level was low , but went up 16 points since I started supplements a year ago. Simple supplements can boost your immunity to deal with all infections.https://www.verywellhealth.com/vitamin-d3-5082500

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123Progress being made!!!! I am so happy that we can unmask outdoors w fully vaccinated people. However, I would not be comfortable being outdoors with unvaccinated people. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950042?src=mkm_covid_update_210427_MSCPEDIT&uac=287092CY&impID=3338282&faf=1

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123answered the question Lung Disease Management

DAJ, Thank you for the update and info on the PauDArco teas. Coincidentally, a friend just suggested this for me recently. I am so glad that it was effective for you. It is great to read about natural cures.
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1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Below is information on mold: https://www.epa.gov/mold/interactive-mold-house-tour

1 week ago

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  • KellieWow! This is so timely for me! I've had my house flood with sewage 3 times in the last month! (Yuck!) So I ended up not only hiring a plumber but a professional clean up crew to come remove the carpeting in my room and the dry wall from both bathrooms as well as my room.ive been in the guest room for awhile but that's ok because theirs no mold and my cat can watch different birds from the window!! I'll be honest..I'm a little excited to have a room makeover as well! I just wish flooding sewer wasn't the reason why!! Lol1 week ago
  • Ksmiles123Kelly 
    Glad the timing was good. You can order agar mold plates online to make sure that no mold grows in a few weeks.1 week ago
Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Mold can really disturb our respiratory, immune systems. Some outdoor mold may bother patients with underlying respiratory issues. Below is information from the EPA on dealing with mold issues. https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-cleanup-your-home

1 week ago

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