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Pulmonary Rehabilitation??
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

What exactly is Pulmonary Rehab? Is this something that must be prescribed by your pulmonary doctor? Is it covered by insurance?

Thanks for any information....I'm gathering data before my next appointment which is on Monday:}

A MyCOPDTeam Member

You can rent,or buy batterys.in the event you would like to sell it I'd like to buy it,

Harmonica Therapy
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Have any of you who are in Pulmonary rehabilitation (or have already been) participated in harmonica therapy as part of your program? If you did do you think it was helpful?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I use one of these 2x a day, very helpful

Does Occasional Use Of Oxygen Help With Shortness Of Breath From Exertion
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

Oxygen isn't prescribed to help with your shortness of breath, although it may help. 02 is prescribed because you aren't able to get enough 02 into your system on room either at rest or with… read more

COPD REHABILITATION IN JOHANNESBURG RSA
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

google it and you'll find a number of possibilities. The web sites look good and talk about most of the right things. If you aren't sure, learn about what PR should be and then call and talk with… read more

Is Morphine A USUAL Treatment For Severe COPD?
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

Oxygen is not being considered by public health respiroligist because it can be addictive but morphine is to trick brain that I am not feeling very short of breath. I can walk comfortably for 4- 5 minutes, blood oxygen is usually 95- 96 at rest, but drops into mid to low 80's when walk further or doing housework.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Well, it's not a good idea to use more oxygen than needed, the diaphragm can get lazy... So I think that's what the geezer is hinting at. @A MyCOPDTeam Member, slow down a bit...try to keep your level… read more

What Is Pulmonary Rehab?
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. I am not having a lot of problems breathing yet but some days are worse than others. When I was told I had COPD the Dr told me it was very mild and as long as I quit smoking it would not create much of a problem for many, many years. But she never mentioned any kind of rehab or advice other than quitting smoking. I guess she figured since I didn't have insurance that it wouldn't matter because I would never be able to afford it. I certainly feel better since… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I do that I think it works sometime x obv when you feel that's your third to last breath take relief meds x

CT Scan Shows "background Emphysematous Change" After 6 Years Of Good CT Scans
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Hello: I've been getting CT scans for about 6 years to rule out hereditary lung cancer (paternal side of family). All scans have come back no issues annually. This week however, my ct scan results showed this "background emphysematous change"; then my doctor added the note "CT Scan shows emphysema". I'm a bit freaked out right now as my knowledge of this illness is that it's a death sentence. I do have a lot of wheezing and have had this for about the last year. However, I can walk a couple of… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Thank you for this...helps a lot! Be well!

I Am Wodering What People Who Are On 02 24/7 Are The Settings They Are At, And How Much Exercise They Are Able To Do?
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

I just never thought I would go from 02 overnight to 24/7 in a few months, and I am struggling with knowing what I can expect, without a crystal ball. I am nearly 74 and not overweight but I missed the opportunity to do the pulmonology rehab when I was released from the hospital last year from an abscess in my right lung that didn't have anything to do with my COPD. Over the years I just did less and less, especially in the heat, and my main struggle was walking uphill at all. A huge part of… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member

All great input thanks again 😃

How Accurate Are CT Scan Results When Testing For Lung Cancer?
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After being diagnosed with COPD 2 years ago, I went to the emergency room last week and the dr. said that the xrays showed what he thought was lung cancer. A CT scan was done and the results he said didn’t show cancer, but definitely something concerned him enough that he said I needed to see a critical care lung dr. immediately. He said it wasn’t pneumonia but some type of bacteria showed up.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Im inManitoba canada amd i have pulmonologist but we can
Just request what we want done dr has to order it.

How Long Have Has Everyone Been Disgonised For? Anything You Would Like To Share With Us Newbies.
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

First, diagnosis 2007, Retired Military, worked selling parts for 18 wheelers, had had some mild episodes continued doing what i was doing. Finally, 2011 it got to be too much, being around th trucks… read more