Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20181017/drug-resistant-salmonella-hits-dozens-across-us?ecd=wnl_spr_102318&ctr=wnl-spr-102318_nsl-ftn_1&mb=BV9hlHMDfjVlJNmGRIb%40PxXFE73IOX1cnRFKG4M8oE4%3d

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    Ksmiles123

    Ksmiles123

    Hello! What is your personality type?
    Interesting article below describes how our personality may affect our health.

    14 hours ago

    Tracie Sullivan COPDF Staff

    Tracie Sullivan COPDF Staffanswered the question Getting to Know You...

    Hi All, My name is Tracie, and I work at the COPD Foundation in the DC office on grassroots advocacy, and engage with our volunteers! Favorite place is a tough one, I love being outdoors, and any chance I get to hike, and camp I am there :) This year I …
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    1 day ago

    Tracie Sullivan COPDF Staff

    Tracie Sullivan COPDF StaffThis week begins with Respiratory Therapy appreciation week! Thank you to all of the RT's in our community and State Captain Program, who work tirelessly and selflessly with us, and for the COPD community! We appreciate you! To learn more about the week events, and activities going on, check out the American Association for Respiratory Care's website here: http://www.aarc.org/resources/programs-projects/respiratory-care-week/

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    Ksmiles123

    Ksmiles123Hello! Do you take supplements? It is difficult to determine which supplements are really worth purchasing. Can you recommend a supplement that has helped you?https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/news/20181012/fda-unapproved-ingredients-in-many-supplements

    1 day ago

      Ksmiles123

      Ksmiles123

      https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-patent-alexa-emotional-Hello! Interesting what Alexa will be able to do in the near future.
      intelligence-2018-10?IR=T&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BII%20Weekender%202018.10.19%20-%20Marketing&utm_term=BII%20Marketing%20%28Engaged%2C%20Active%2C%20Passive%2C%20Disengaged%2C%20New%29%20Active%20Suppression

      3 days ago

        Ksmiles123

        Ksmiles123Hello! I thought I would follow up from yesterday’s posting by others on the differences between being alone and lonely.https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5804/The-Difference-Between-Lonely-and-Alone.html

        4 days ago

        Ksmiles123

        Ksmiles123Hello! Can you differentiate between bronchitis and pneumonia symptoms?https://www.webmd.com/lung/is-it-bronchitis-or-pneumonia

        5 days ago

          Bret99

          Bret99When people are lonely, it can impact more than just thier emotional state. There can be health implications as well. https://www.everydayhealth.com/wellness/united-states-of-stress/what-toll-does-loneliness-take-on-our-health/

          6 days ago

          Ksmiles123

          Ksmiles123Hello! Feelings of depression are quite common when dealing with a chronic illness. Please posts any suggestions you have for the group which assist you in coping with a chronic disorder.
          https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/how-to-fight-depression

          6 days ago

          Ksmiles123

          Ksmiles123https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/help-for-depression

          6 days ago

            Ksmiles123

            Ksmiles123The article below is worth reading; many type 2 patients do not know that they are diabetic early enough to get the help they need.
            .https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/symptoms/warning-signs-of-type-2-diabetes/?slot=4&xid=nl_EHNLdiet_2018-10-16&utm_source=Newsletters&utm_content=2018-10-16&utm_campaign=Diet%20and%20Nutrition&eh_uid=76390480

            1 week ago

              Ksmiles123

              Ksmiles123http://www.empr.com/chest-2018/inhaled-device-errors-asthma-Hello! An article to read if you use metered dose inhalers.
              chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/article/807478/?utm_source=newsletter&%3butm_medium=email&%3butm_campaign=mpr-firstreport-cp-20181016&%3bcpn=id_all&%3bhmSubId=91D3UYWVU4w1&%3bNID=&%3bc_id=&%3bmpweb=1323-17532-1486432

              1 week ago

              DDW

              DDW

              I keep getting a "Fatal Error" message when I log in. Not sure what that means, it doesn't seem to have any effect on my ability to use the site. Hmmm.

              I have emphysema and bronchiectasis. In 2013 I was found to have a small cancerous tumor in my right lower lung, a lobectomy was performed and there has been no further discovery of cancer - I am truly one of the very blessed/lucky ones. Today, I plan to have a serious talk with my Pulmonologist. Over the course of 5 years I have seen him only 3 times - twice appointments, once coincidentally when he came to see me after I had been admitted to the hospital on an emergency basis with pneumonia. We have spoken on the phone when I thought I was having an exacerbation but it seems to me that he has stopped listening to me; in our last conversation, he said he thought the problem was my GERD because my cough is worse when I lie down and prescribed something for that even though my GERD hasn't bothered me for months. So, today I will let him know that I think we have stopped communicating and I need to see another Pulmonologist. Wish me luck.

              1 week ago

              Ksmiles123

              Ksmiles123Hello! Today is Global Handwashinf Day! Please pass on the following info- graphics to family and friends.https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2018/10/handwashing-matters/

              1 week ago

              Ksmiles123

              Ksmiles123https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2018/10/handwashing-matters/

              1 week ago

                Ksmiles123

                Ksmiles123Hello! The article below updates us with the sad misuse of antibiotics; many patients have no idea what the misuse of antibiotics can do to their bodies.https://www.webmd.com/drug-medication/news/20181005/half-of-antibiotics-given-with-no--infection-noted

                1 week ago

                  Merry

                  Merry

                  I got a brief report from last week's 6-month follow up CT -- possibly 2 new, very small nodules in the lungs. Waiting to hear more next week. While thinking about the possibility of treatment round 2, I find I am not scared this time, just annoyed. (Where's the eye roll emoji when you need it? LOL)

                  1 week ago

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                  • GretchenMerry, Its best to wait to hear the news than to create anxiety around something that may not be happening. Yes, we need the eye roll! I am sorry you are dealing with this again. Let us know and positive vibes your way.1 week ago

                  • Ksmiles123Yes, Bronchiectasis/Ntm is a roller coaster ride forcmany patients; others get stable and can remain stable for extended periods of time.1 week ago

                  • KandyVery small ones are not as serious as the ones growing bigger. I have had a small one for 4 yrs no change. A lot times they can disappear maybe just left over inflammation or infection. I hope yours is staying stable. Good luck Seems a lot of us with copd lung diseases have nodules. 5 days ago

                  Ksmiles123

                  Ksmiles123

                  Hello! Have you experienced a day recently that you just couldn’t do something, attend an event that you really, really wanted to attend?
                  I am experiencing one if those days today. The rain/ humidity definitely impacts many of us. After many years, I still feel guilty at times. Would love to hear comments from others in the group.

                  1 week ago

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                  • Ksmiles123Kandy,
                    I am with you. We can be told over and over again to let go.....but, it is still so hard not to feel guilty. People don’t understand unless you are in similar shoes. 5 days ago

                  • MerryKatie, I struggled to get though my daughter's college tour on a hilly campus. Luckily there was an older man in the group with a cane, so I was not the only one who had to sit down halfway up the hill and wait for the group to meet us on the way back down.

                    When people see me struggle to catch my breath, or doing pursed lip breathing, I'm sure the first thing they think is "OH NO! That woman is having a heart attack right in front of me." I'm sure that's what that poor college student tour guide thought. 2 days ago

                  • Ksmiles123Hello! Thank you so much for your note and understanding. I ended up getting a gold cart ride back.... it was so uncomfortable for me to have my daughter see this at her age. I was really sick when she was a baby and then again when she was 6y.o. It didn’t really phase her then, now it does.
                    Yes, the general public has no clue how we feel since we look normal.
                    Thank you again for your words, support.1 day ago

                  Tracie Sullivan COPDF Staff

                  Tracie Sullivan COPDF StaffAre you interested in learning more about Open Enrollment marketplace options for health insurance? One of our partner organizations NORD (National Organization for Rare Diseases) is hosting a free educational webinar on Tuesday, October 30th to discuss the following:

                  -Changes for nextyear’s plan
                  -The enrollment process
                  -Things to consider when deciding between
                  private insurance and marketplace plans
                  -Deadlines and more!


                  To register and learn more
                  about the webinar, click here: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=8edbzdaielhy&campaign=1spotwwsffez

                  1 week ago

                  • Ksmiles123Tracie,
                    Thank you for posting this valuable webinar. Choosing a health care plan can be overwhelming., even for health care professionals. Hopefully, this will answer the questions that so many patients are perplexed by.1 week ago

                  • KandyWE have a state office called Shine that comes to towns to help ppl pick out the best choice. Here they come to our library in October should be coming up. They are very good in helping you pick the best insurance for our needs.1 week ago

                  • KandyThey did call me this week to set up time to meet them here at our Library. This first time they have called usually you call them get a time.5 days ago

                  Kandy

                  Kandyhttps://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323315.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_country=US&utm_hcp=no&utm_campaign=MNT%20Daily%20Full%20%28non-HCP%20US%29%20-%20OLD%20STYLE%202018-10-11&utm_term=MNT%20Daily%20News%20%28non-HCP%20US%29

                  Thought should be known.

                  1 week ago

                  Ksmiles123

                  Ksmiles123https://www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-help-depression-treatment-work?ecd=wnl_emw_101018&ctr=wnl-emw-101018_nsl-ld-stry_1&mb=BV9hlHMDfjVlJNmGRIb%40PxXFE73IOX1cnRFKG4M8oE4%3d

                  1 week ago

                    Made Pramana

                    Made Pramana

                    I was sleeping during my night shift in hospital and there was an earthquake. It was fine.
                    There was a time when I was reading a patient report saying he was resistant to antibiotics such as Levofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin. He was still sensitive to some antibiotics though. 🙏

                    1 week ago

                    Ksmiles123

                    Ksmiles123Hello! It was so great to read this title- “Drugd in the Pupeline for NTM”!!! This was non- existent a decade ago.https://www.ntminfo.org/rd-pipeline/

                    2 weeks ago

                      Ksmiles123

                      Ksmiles123

                      Hello! What is your favorite anti- inflammatory food?
                      Inflammation goes hand in hand with chronic illness. I realize that it can be very challenging to change our dietary habits; however, it is easier if we take small steps towards our goal. Trying one food on this list that we don’t ordinarily eat may be the first step.https://www.verywellhealth.com/anti-inflammatory-foods-2505929?utm_campaign=health_tod&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=14685821&utm_term=onetapHM

                      2 weeks ago

                      Kandy

                      Kandy

                      Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Found in Two Brands of Saline Nasal Spray - Recalls in Effect
                      Product Quest, the manufacturer of Valeant's Ocean Saline Nasal Spray and CVS Health 12 Hour Relief Nasal Mist, has initiated a recall of its nasal spray products due to possible contamination of certain batches with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

                      If you use either of these products, please check the information available on the Ocean product recall and the CVS Health product recall to see if your products are impacted. If you are in doubt or have any concerns, return the product to point of purchase or discard it per the instructions on the companies' websites.

                      Link to Ocean product recall information
                      Link to CVS Health product recall information

                      2 weeks ago

                      • Ksmiles123Kandy,
                        Yes, this recall is so sad, so upsetting. Many of us are using these products to get/ stay well.... and look what may happen.
                        Pseudomonas can result in more lung damage than other recurrent gram negative bugs which many of us have experienced.2 weeks ago

                      Ksmiles123

                      Ksmiles123Hello! The link below includes information for nurses, physicians and other interested health care professionals.
                      https://www.pulmonologyadvisor.com/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-gold-map-to-personalized-care/activity/5131/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pulm-promo-20181007&mpweb=1323-15756-1486432

                      2 weeks ago

                        Ksmiles123

                        Ksmiles123Hello! I realize that not all patients can have a pet due to allergies, additional everyday tasks and or financial burden. The link below describes the benefits of pet therapy.
                        https://pets.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-pets-improve-your-health

                        2 weeks ago

                          Kristen

                          Kristen

                          COPD360social member Ken Benson posted this great resource on avoiding flu (and colds) when flying. There are some very helpful tips here:

                          https://perf2ndwind.org/how-to-dodge-the-flu-while-youre-flying-video/

                          2 weeks ago

                          Ksmiles123

                          Ksmiles123Hello! Please read paragraph 3
                          https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/pneumonia/75477

                          2 weeks ago

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