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Tue, Apr 2 9:33am · Arterial Blood Gas in Lung Health

It totally depends on your phlebotomist – it runs from painful to a breeze. Some are true artists.

Sun, Jan 27 6:34pm · Do you feel lonely because of social restraint? in Lung Cancer

I fully understand where you are coming from. I was just suggesting a place where I found support and help.

Sun, Jan 27 9:29am · Do you feel lonely because of social restraint? in Lung Cancer

The pulmonary rehab classes I go to has a number of lung cancer patients and survivors. I feel they are happy to be able to discuss their disease with people who understand and care. You might talk to your pulmonologist about getting into a class (if you can). I have COPD and have met a number of great people there.

Thu, Jan 17 9:54am · Cleaning your CPAP mask. in Sleep Health

I rinse my nose piece and upper tube every day and hang it to dry. I also only fill the tank part way and dump what's left in the morning. Once a week I wash everything using baby shampoo and hot water. I keep the end of the heated tube out of the water and make sure that any water that's gotten off of it is dried. Then I hang them to dry. I do mine one day, and my husband's the next. Easy stuff.

Nov 26, 2018 · COPD and CT scans in Lung Health

Our local hospital, St.Vincent's, advocates for CT scans for any former smokers, period.

Nov 23, 2018 · Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Lung Cancer

I have stage 3 COPD and am on oxygen 24/7. After hearing that rehab helps people like me, I asked my pulmonologist to refer me to rehab. I went to our local hospital and went through their stage one program, it's helped immensely. This week I start stage two, where I pay a nominal fee to continue. I plan on continuing as long as I can – my breath and stamina have improved.