Sharing the Health – January 2009

Sharing the Health I have a tip for senior women with COPD. When your waist is larger than normal (due to using your stomach muscles to ease your breathing), your average ladies slacks usually don’t feel comfortable resting on the waist. I buy Junior slack styles, which are intended to be worn where they fall…

Sharing the Health-November-2008

Sharing the Health You have to keep it light! Last night my wife and I were out to dinner when six other folks (all strangers) walked in at were seated a few tables away. One was carrying a Helios liquid oxygen device. As they passed by, I yelled, “Hey, Airhead!” He and his wife turned…

Sharing the Health September -2008

    Sharing the Health Dr. Ron Karpick is a Virginia specialist in Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine who has also been involved with EFFORTS. He recently read an article investi- gating deaths from fire, caused by people on supplemental oxygen therapy, who were smoking. Dr. Ron thought this sub- ject deserved some…

Traveling Tales-July-2008

Traveling Tales Seven Weeks on the Road with Oxygen There have been many articles written about traveling with oxygen. I’ve read most of them because in the thirteen years I’ve needed supplemental oxygen, I’ve done quite a bit of traveling. This spring, my husband Andy and I took a long trip and we learned a…

Sharing the Health-July-2008

    Sharing the Health Oxygen user Mary Jane Gormley of Bloomington, IN, can still play her harmonica while visiting the Continental Divide in New Mexico, elevation over 7,000 feet! Our friend, Lori Palermo, would like to warn our members of a  different kind  of  computer virus.  A norovirus that causes stomach flu can be…

Sharing the Health-May 2008

Sharing the Health   The diagnosis I have been given is Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia. I go to pulmonary rehab and wear oxygen 24/7. I desaturate while walking and require a non-rebreather mask to keep my oxygen saturation above 90%. I drive my car when my saturation is 94%. When I get in the car, I…

Sharing the Health – March 2008

Sharing the Health To avoid some of those nasty bluish red bruises to the forearm that a lot of us with COPD experience, I buy the elasticized wrist bands (extra-long) that are available in any sports department. If I can’t find the extra-long, I use the regular size and double them up on my arm…

Traveling Tales-November-2007

Traveling Tales SeaPuffers Visit Grand Canyon and More! A group of oxygen users and their friends made it through the desert and over dirt roads to walk on the new Skywalk over the Grand Canyon. As they posed for a group picture with their portable oxygen concentrators and tanks, they noticed a man smiling who…