MAC and being Short of Breath

Posted by thumperguy @thumperguy, Jul 23, 2021

This is not late-breaking news. Just a bit of musing about how this ailment we discuss here affects us. Unloading the dishwasher this morning (yeah, I know, surprising that a dude like me would do household chores, but there it is!) Anyway I was noticing as I always do when I unload the dishwasher, how I was panting as I lifted a couple of serving plates into a wall-mounted cabinet. I suppose age is also a contributor. In any event it was certainly a reminder that those air-exchangers in my chest were in overdrive. Don

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Always interested in your insightful comments. Speaking of dishwashers… I've noticed there is a spot in the corner of mine where the door opens (at the bottom) that gets a buildup of black stuff. Hard to believe anything would be there with the high temps that is used, but… I've made a mix of Clorox and water in a spray bottle and give the area a squirt pretty often to try to kill any germs, etc. that might be lingering. Also I put on a mask when I open the dishwasher after if completes it's cycle to avoid that hot steamy (maybe bacterial laced) stuff. Perfect for our lungs to absorb. Urg. Take care.

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Hi dixon63, thanks for the tip. I’ll check it out. My impression is that I have a less virulent “case” than lots of Forum participants which may have resulted in me becoming a bit cavalier about being vigilant for potential dangers. Don

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