Learning to live with emphysema.


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Latest Blog Posts for My Life with Emphysema

  • Long Overdue
    on Feb 9, 2011 in General
    It sure has been a long time since I've posted.  As many of you know, I was going to shut down my blog but many of you asked me not to since there is quite a bit of good info in here that can help many of our fellow COPD'ers. I've not had time...
  • Health Update
    on Nov 7, 2010 in General
    I hadn't realized just how long it has been since I have posted. My life has been going in many directions lately and I've not been able to keep up with my blog. In all honesty, I'm not so sure if I can continue to keep up with it and am considering...
  • COPD Awareness on US Postage Stamp
    on Oct 8, 2010 in Awareness
    My Facebook friend, Lori Palermo who is the blog author at Love Your Lungs, Breathe for Life is trying to spread COPD awareness by requesting the gold awareness ribbon be put on US postage stamps.  I think it's a great idea and have signed the p...
  • Recommended Adult Immunizations
    on Oct 3, 2010 in Meds General
    The following two links are charts that show a summary of the recommended vaccines for adults, and the last link is a quick online quiz you can take to see which vaccines you need.  This information is from the CDC which always has tons of great...
  • Flu Shot Facts
    on Oct 2, 2010 in Meds
    I came across the following video from CBS's The Early Show and thought it was worth a share. Thanks for stopping by!MO...
  • I Finally Did It!
    on Sep 29, 2010 in General Smoking
    One of the things that has been such a struggle for me since I was diagnosed with emphysema was quitting smoking.  I tried more times than I can count and each time I'd fail.  I am almost 7 months after diagnosis and I wasn't making any pro...
  • HandiHaler vs Respimat Clinical Trial
    on Sep 27, 2010 in Clinical Trials Meds
    As you guys know, I check the ongoing clinical trials from time to time to see if there is anything in which I could participate.  I came across Boehringer Ingelheim's (Pfizer) trial that has started recruting, worldwide I believe, for phase 3 o...
  • Back In Print
    on Sep 25, 2010 in Free Publications Exercise
    About a month ago I had written a post about a good exercise guide by the National Institute on Aging which was out of print at that time. I just checked and wanted to let you know it is back in print and available for ordering. Click here...
  • It's Been A While
    on Sep 18, 2010 in General
    Wow, I just noticed I haven't posted since Monday.  I want to extend my apologies for this delay.  It's been a crazy busy week for me and I've been unable to get a post up, at least, one of substance. I'm going through some difficult times...
  • Social Security Disability
    on Sep 13, 2010 in Social Security Disability General
    There comes a point in time where we start to realize that working is becoming quite an impossible task.  Many with COPD have to go on social security disability and just as many dread having to go through the process.  Filing for disabil...
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