Celebrating an antibiotic-free year

Posted by thumperguy @thumperguy, Oct 10 9:59pm

And I’m convinced 7% nebulized saline did the trick. (Accompanied by percussion vest vibration) And this forum is the place I learned of “The 7% Solution.“ “Don the indebted.”

Congratulations!
I share your anniversary date and also grateful to this forum for information on 7% saline and everything else I’ve learned here.

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Congratulations Don! Indeed worth celebrating for those of us with lung issues. I hope to join your party at the end of December.
Sue

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How does a person get a percussion vest? Covered by Medicare?

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@thumperguy Don, I am right there with you on the saline. I'm afraid to say it because I don't like to jinx myself but I have been three years antibiotic free and I swear it's the saline and my five to six day exercise routine. But who knows. Congratulations to you!!! Nan

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@dolson0730

How does a person get a percussion vest? Covered by Medicare?

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The pulmonologist arranged (prescribed) it. I don’t know if he had some inside info that came into play, but it sailed through without a hitch. It was effortless from my point of view.

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@nannette

@thumperguy Don, I am right there with you on the saline. I'm afraid to say it because I don't like to jinx myself but I have been three years antibiotic free and I swear it's the saline and my five to six day exercise routine. But who knows. Congratulations to you!!! Nan

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You said “ my five to six day exercise routine.” Eager to know what you do to stay fit.

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@thumperguy

You said “ my five to six day exercise routine.” Eager to know what you do to stay fit.

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@thumperguy Don, it started when my closest friend, who is a doctor, who told me the day I got diagnosed in 2016 that I HAD to exercise to keep the lungs in the best shape I could. So I listened, bought a FITBIT a few years ago and it keeps track of how much exercise you get and cardio. So I was going to a gym and doing a couple of aerobic classes a week and then on other days the treadmill for 35-40 minutes in a power walk mode. But since COVID I've made myself do my power walk/sometimes slow jog for 30-40 minutes at least five days a week outside but sometimes try to do six days. That 30-40 minutes doesn't always mean it's full cardio because you have to work up to it but my goal is 30 minutes of cardio each day that I go. I also go to my gym again now just one day a week for 30 minutes with a trainer for weight training. I'm suppose to do more weights at home but I don't always get to that. But truly, I've heard some experts say that if you just get out and WALK that's just as good as any other exercise. And there's some days that I'm so tired but I make myself get up and go. Nan

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@nannette

@thumperguy Don, it started when my closest friend, who is a doctor, who told me the day I got diagnosed in 2016 that I HAD to exercise to keep the lungs in the best shape I could. So I listened, bought a FITBIT a few years ago and it keeps track of how much exercise you get and cardio. So I was going to a gym and doing a couple of aerobic classes a week and then on other days the treadmill for 35-40 minutes in a power walk mode. But since COVID I've made myself do my power walk/sometimes slow jog for 30-40 minutes at least five days a week outside but sometimes try to do six days. That 30-40 minutes doesn't always mean it's full cardio because you have to work up to it but my goal is 30 minutes of cardio each day that I go. I also go to my gym again now just one day a week for 30 minutes with a trainer for weight training. I'm suppose to do more weights at home but I don't always get to that. But truly, I've heard some experts say that if you just get out and WALK that's just as good as any other exercise. And there's some days that I'm so tired but I make myself get up and go. Nan

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Impressive. I suppose if one for some reason one had to choose one, and only one exercise to do, the smart money would be on walking, but extending a stretchy rope or hoisting and pushing heavy stuff over your head and squatting a bit while you’re at it has lots to recommend it. Don

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@nannette

@thumperguy Don, I am right there with you on the saline. I'm afraid to say it because I don't like to jinx myself but I have been three years antibiotic free and I swear it's the saline and my five to six day exercise routine. But who knows. Congratulations to you!!! Nan

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Three years! Nan, that’s terrific. This is a jinx-free congratulation…promise. Don

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@dolson0730

How does a person get a percussion vest? Covered by Medicare?

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My pulmonologist ordered the vest. It comes from a durable medical equipment {DME} company. My Medicare paid for all but $100 of it. It has been great and am so glad he ordered it.

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@thumperguy

Impressive. I suppose if one for some reason one had to choose one, and only one exercise to do, the smart money would be on walking, but extending a stretchy rope or hoisting and pushing heavy stuff over your head and squatting a bit while you’re at it has lots to recommend it. Don

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Have a video to show it??I am so visual🤦‍♀️Thank you thumperguy!!!

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@thumperguy

Impressive. I suppose if one for some reason one had to choose one, and only one exercise to do, the smart money would be on walking, but extending a stretchy rope or hoisting and pushing heavy stuff over your head and squatting a bit while you’re at it has lots to recommend it. Don

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@thumperguy Yes,Don, I believe the smart money would be on walking, also. Nan

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@judyhodgern

Have a video to show it??I am so visual🤦‍♀️Thank you thumperguy!!!

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Judy, just GOOGLE “demo video of Respirtech Airway Clearance System”

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Thank you very much thumperguy I really appreciate that I haven’t looked at it yet but I’m sure it’s just what I need! Judy

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@nannette

@thumperguy Yes,Don, I believe the smart money would be on walking, also. Nan

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As a person who hates to exercise, I found that getting a puppy has helped. I now HAVE to walk my dog twice a day for a min of 30 mins each, then mini walks in between. Then, playtime on the floor with her. She is a good incentive, but there are times that I just really do not have the energy.

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