Staying (Lung) Safe this Holiday Season
My husband and I recently picked up holiday decorations. One thing that I love to hate is candles. If they have scents or smoke they aren't allowed in my house. I can't handle them, no matter how gorgeous. I have to be very careful around roasting chestnuts on an open fire because all fires are smokey! We tried this once and I had one very apologetic husband, lol.
It really isn't funny anymore because after so many years with lung cancer and COPD anything that sets my lungs to swelling hurts a lot.
I am very careful of wearing masks, getting any vaccines I need. To stay healthy, I wash my hands, or use a sanitizer. I make sure that all of my medications are filled as much as they can be, especially my inhalers!
The holidays can be one of the most wonderful times of the year, With some planning and care, we can do our best to protect others and ourselves.
It has been an honor to be your mentor. I want to take this time to wish you and your families a healthy holiday and new year!
I know that I have missed some helpful hints to stay safe this year. It would be a wonderful gift to share what you do!
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– How patients with lung conditions avoid winter irritants https://www.mayoclinic.org/connected-care/how-patients-with-lung-conditions-avoid-winter-irritants/cpt-20525811