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Tracie Sullivan COPDF StaffCheck out this new animated and brief video talking about grassroots advocacy! What is advocacy? Watch this video, I bet you have already participated in an advocacy activity and didn't even realize!


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      Thank you, KSmiles, for the water filtration websites. I am learning a great deal!

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        Hello! Happy Sprinter! Tis snowing again here in PA.
        Do the weather fluctuations affect your energy levels?

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          Taz, Hello! You are most welcome! There is a lot of great information in the booklet. Some doctors do take the wait and see approach based on the subjective findings/ symptoms of a patient. I would suggest calling the doctor if your mom notices any …
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          Hi! I'm new to this site.
          Do any of you have any information you could share about home water filters that stop MAC from getting through? It could be either about a whole-house filter or faucet/showerhead filters. Thank you!

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          Made Pramana

          Made PramanaI really really love this story. 🙏
          http://palliativecare.org.au/story-stage-four-lung-cancer

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            Ksmiles123

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            Hello! Do you fully understand your pulmonary function tests?
            https://www.verywell.com/how-do-i-interpret-my-spirometry-test-914755

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              Ksmiles123answered the question Caregiver supports

              Kristen, You are welcome. Thank you for posting the latest of the state by state resources. It is so beneficial for caretakers to utilize some of the resources out there.
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              Quote of the Day: The key to transformation is to see how the extraordinary can be found in the ordinary in each day of our lives...by being present moment to moment to moment.

              Enjoy this day. I hope Spring has finally arrived at your door and you are breathing easy.

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              Ksmiles123

              Ksmiles123Hello! The link below offers tips on calming a cough; several, such as the use of a humidifier do not apply to NTM/bronchiectasis patients.
              https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slideshow-cough-treatments

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                Gretchen

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                We know that a negative mindset will never help create a positive atmosphere. It is so easy to go down the rabbit hole, ruminating and getting lost in the chaos and stress of our day, circumstances and/or those we come into contact with. I love this article discussing How to use Positive Self-Talk. It truly can make all the difference in putting things into perspective at challenging times.

                https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-use-positive-self-talk-for-stress-relief-3144816

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                • Ksmiles123Gretchen,
                  Yes, stress and negativity can further impair our immune systems. Life is challenging, to say the least. Tips in the article on how to change your negative thoughts into positive thoughts can be beneficial to our health.6 days ago

                Ksmiles123

                Ksmiles123https://themighty.com/2018/04/emojis-explaining-chronic-illness/

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                Merry

                Merryasked the question: Completed NMT treatment, lung inflammation returned, now what?

                1-2 months after beating the NTM and ending the Clarithromycin (and other antibiotics) I have increased shortness of breath. My pulmo thinks the Clarithromycin was reducing my COPD inflammation, and now the inflammation is back. However, she is hesitant …

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                Kristen

                Kristenasked the question: Caregiver supports

                Does anyone know of good resources for caregivers and family members of people with chronic illness? Thanks in advance.

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                Gretchen

                Gretchen

                Please feel free to post questions or answer any questions that have already been asked. Each patient, caregiver or clinician may have experiences, expertise or words of support that can benefit the individuals in this community! Often we need to rise up to to help each other lessen stress, burdens and frustrations along the Bronchiectasis and/or NTM journey. Thank you all for your support that you offer here!

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                  Ksmiles123

                  Ksmiles123Hello! Do you have other tips for financial assistance, (other than what is listed in the link below)
                  that you can share with the group?
                  http://www.caringvoice.org/ways-to-find-assistance/

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                  Ksmiles123

                  Ksmiles123Hello! Spring is finally arriving....
                  The link below describes the benefits of exercise. I understand how hard it is to exercise when the energy levels may be very low; however, the benefits are great if you can push through on good days.https://drmowll.com/get-moving-why-you-need-to-exercise/

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                    Ksmiles123Hello! We all need to review the foods that fight acid reflux periodically.
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                    Made PramanaNever had the six minute walk test before :s
                    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5708370/

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                    Ksmiles123

                    Hello! Have the huge fluctuations in the weather impacted your everyday activities?

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                    Ksmiles123

                    Ksmiles123Hello! An interesting article on antibiotic resistance.
                    https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/containing-unusual-resistance/index.html

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                      ebay has high standards so if it says new it is new; however, I know you live in Indonesia and it is very much more difficult for you to resolve issues with sellers. Good to know you've investigated options.
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                      Yes, we must remind one another everyday of things that we are grateful for, ways to be joyful.:)))
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                        Hi oklawoman! If you want to email it to me at gmccreary@copdfoundation.org I will see what I can do and then let you know how to do it in the future!

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