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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.”
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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”
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
@thumperguy Yes,Don, I believe the smart money would be on walking, also. Nan
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.
@migizii as a family who has had many dogs (and many of them rescue dogs), they are such a wonderful addition to your life. Saying that, they are a great deal of work! However, their love always wins over the work. We’ve also always had a cat or two until our last one died, and personally I’m a cat person…..but still I’ve those dogs of ours😍
Migzii, my grandson and his wife operate a dog kennel and training business in southern Missouri. I’m not hustling business for them, but I’ve a hunch you’d get a kick visiting their website. Just Google “Percy’s Playground” and it’ll probably appear; if not add southern Missouri to the search.
@ling123 OMG LING!!! Where have you been girl? I have been wondering about you. Glad to see you are still checking in here. I hope all is well with you.
@windwalker Thanks for thinking of me, Terri. Although I have not been posting, I'm still coming to the site to read posts by others often. I'm doing great, except the allergies are really bothering me. My throat is scratchy all the time and cough more because of scratchy throat and thicker mucus. After months of following the governors order of staying home, I've finally resumed playing tennis. Outdoors first, then moving indoors lately with the mask on. Can you imagine running around the tennis court with the mask on? It's difficult, but it keeps everybody safe and active. So I do it. My husband keeps reminding me that I need to be doubly cautious when I'm with other people because of my lung conditions. I think I've managed to survive OK so far. I'm hoping everyone here is doing fine and keeping the pesky MAC at bay. We can't afford letting our guard down. But we are in the same boat and can still cheer each other on from distance.
So great to hear you have found a way to be safe and active. I agree about it being hard to run with a mask on – I care for my grandsons, and wear one when we play tag, even outdoors, because they like to tackle me and climb on me, getting in my face. We also do "exercise time" in the house and wear our masks – I usually last about 10 minutes before I need a break away from them. Our best friends play pickleball, have been doing it outdoors, but now need to move in. She wanted them to wear masks, he was not so sure…but the facility settled that – wear a mask or no play.
I'm determined to stay safe – even a common cold means a bout of bronchitis or pneumonia for me.
Nan, stay with your regimen ’till you’re my age and when people learn your age they’ll be sayin’, “c’mon, you can’t be.” Don
I use a SmartVest and nebulize 3% saline solution with an Aerobika while using the Vest for two 30-minute treatments a day. I'm convinced that it is helping me avoid home health care with a midline to infuse antibiotics or to take intravenous antibiotics to deal with my pseudomonas colonization and exacerbations. My question is for those of you who report success with 7% saline solution. Did you ever use 3%? Is the success you are reporting due to the use of 7% saline per se (i.e., it's the only strength you ever used), or are you reporting an increase over prior experience with a 3% saline solution? I think my pulmonologist has me on 3% because the inhalation tends to cause me to cough; perhaps the 7% would increase that effect. I'm asking this question to get more data before raising the issue with him in my appointment next week.
I used 3% for several months after I had to stop the Big 3. It made me cough and actually contributed to a reduction in the amount of virus in my sputum sample. I transitioned to 7% after reading about the benefits and discussing with my doctor. I had a much more productive cough with 7%, which I believe helped to clear my lungs better than the 3% did.
Nicely stated kathy with much less risk of being scolded for departure from the King's english. Don
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