Hi Folks, The cold and flu season are upon us, along with family gatherings and school aged visitors. Infections love this time of year. Here are a few things we can do to avoid Infections now and at any time.
First of all lets cover infection control. Most of us know a few of the things we must do to avoid infections or re infecting yourself but reminders are a good thing!
1. First and foremost is if you Nebulize make sure you clean your equipmentproperly everyday.
2. Change your O2 cannula… read more
COPD 12 STEPS TOWARD A MEDICAL "MIRACLE"
If you or someone you love is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness,here are the positive steps you can take to insure the best outcome possible. They don't add up to a guarantee, of course. There are no guarantees in medicine. But that's actually good news for people with a serious illness: Maybe you can't be absolutely certain that the best will happen, but you also can't be certain -- no matter what your doctor says --that the worst will happen.
1 Take Control of Your Illness. You may think you're helpless, but
you're not. Take control of your life back with a combination of information and attitude. Be a
part of every decision about your treatment. Resist the urge to leave it all in your doctor's hands.
2 Insist on Options. Forget about second opinions. Look instead for
second options. There are no absolutes in medicine, no inevitabilities. There are multiple
solutions to every problem. You just have to find them. Don't be afraid of choices; embrace them.
3 Find the Right Doctor. Not all doctors are created equal. When you're seriously ill, it's worth the extra effort to find the best one for your condition. It can make
the difference, literally, between life and death.
4 Build A Partnership With Your Doctor. A true partnership means there are special responsibilities on both sides. Your part is to be informed about your illness so you can ask questions -- you can never ask too many questions. Your doctor's part is to answer them all, fully and patiently.
5 Recognize That All Medical Decisions Are Trade-offs. Again, there are no right answers. Every decision regarding medical treatments involves weighing costs
against benefits. To strike the right balance for you (everybody's balance is different) get all
the information you can, then look carefully inside yourself and decide
what really matters.
6 Sustain A Claim to Life. A good attitude -- call it optimism or
"fighting spirit" or whatever isn't enough, no matter how positive. You have to do something. A will to live has to be accompanied by a commitment to living: join a support
group, make plans,set goals; "renew your membership in life."
Wow,, so important to make sure to do all of this EVEN IF YOU ARE LOOKED AT FUNNY OR THEY TALK ABOUT YOU...(with the mask etc.) "We know why we do it..right" I do have a question? I heard APPLE CIDER VINEGAR,can and does help C.O.P
D.,has any one know about this?? If so what do you do? And when??
Thanks for your post Star
Great reminders and
Wondrous encouragement and reminder to be informed and comfortable with plan of action and med regimen
Hi definitely the cold weather. Perfumes. Cut flowers with bits of greenery in a house. Any strong detergent. Braai smoke and lots more.