Copd, pulmonary fibrosis, mac bacterial infection and honeycomb lung

Posted by tmmmrlts @tmmmrlts, Jan 7, 2019

My husband has been diagnosed with all four of these and I just want to understand more about what is to be expected. And what I can do to help.

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@baz10

Does your husband wear a "surgical" mask when going out into the cold air? It helps me tremendously. Also does the doc have him on medicine for acid reflux? That was one of the first meds that the lung doc put me on. He said that the acid reflux can "splash" over and injure the lungs. Blessings to you.

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@baz10 Is there a difference in the mask they give you as a visitor and a surgical mask

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@tmmmrlts

@baz10 Is there a difference in the mask they give you as a visitor and a surgical mask

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@baz10 There are different ratings for surgical masks. If you are trying to stop dust and allergens, a good mask for this is the #1820 Procedure mask from 3M. It has greater than 99% bacterial filtration efficiency @ 0.1 micron particles and the box says it helps reduce exposure to blood and body fluids, and minimizes patient contamination to exhaled microorganisms. They are latex free and have ear loops instead of ties and are comfortable. I bought these because I have asthma and they help a lot since this is equivalent to a HEPA filter. They have masks just like this for surgeons with ties instead of ear loops. The ties would make it more snug on your face, but ear loops are easier and more comfortable. I bought them online from Walmart.

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@tmmmrlts

Today makes 30 hours without cigarettes. For both of us. Hopefully we can keep it up.

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@tmmmrlts– Hi Hip Hooray! Wonderful, terrific, you can do this! We've got your back! You will feel so much better!

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@jenniferhunter

@baz10 There are different ratings for surgical masks. If you are trying to stop dust and allergens, a good mask for this is the #1820 Procedure mask from 3M. It has greater than 99% bacterial filtration efficiency @ 0.1 micron particles and the box says it helps reduce exposure to blood and body fluids, and minimizes patient contamination to exhaled microorganisms. They are latex free and have ear loops instead of ties and are comfortable. I bought these because I have asthma and they help a lot since this is equivalent to a HEPA filter. They have masks just like this for surgeons with ties instead of ear loops. The ties would make it more snug on your face, but ear loops are easier and more comfortable. I bought them online from Walmart.

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Jennifer- This is great news, thank you. I'm going to look into this for myself!

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@jenniferhunter

@baz10 There are different ratings for surgical masks. If you are trying to stop dust and allergens, a good mask for this is the #1820 Procedure mask from 3M. It has greater than 99% bacterial filtration efficiency @ 0.1 micron particles and the box says it helps reduce exposure to blood and body fluids, and minimizes patient contamination to exhaled microorganisms. They are latex free and have ear loops instead of ties and are comfortable. I bought these because I have asthma and they help a lot since this is equivalent to a HEPA filter. They have masks just like this for surgeons with ties instead of ear loops. The ties would make it more snug on your face, but ear loops are easier and more comfortable. I bought them online from Walmart.

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Hi Jennifer, Yes, this is the type that I use. Thanks.

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@tmmmrlts

Today makes 30 hours without cigarettes. For both of us. Hopefully we can keep it up.

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HIP HIP HORRAY! So proud for you both.

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@tmmmrlts

Today makes 30 hours without cigarettes. For both of us. Hopefully we can keep it up.

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Tmmmrits, good for you both! Pulling for you,

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@tmmmrlts

@merpreb I have to call Monday and talk to his infectious disease dr

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Well I made the nurse mad today. She asked if i had any questions, and I told her it doesn't matter if I do I never get any answers. But now the dr is supposed to call this afternoon

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awwww @tmmmrlts. How did she act mad?

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@merpreb She told me I didnt have to take it out on her. I told her i wasn't i just want answers. I have all the test results and I just want to know what they mean

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@tmmmrlts– Well that sound reasonable. Who was your appointment with? Can you say what the results are? Perhaps I can help.

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I'm not trying to be difficult, I just dont understand why they dont tell you what's going on

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