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2 days ago · Out of network coverage at Mayo for MAC in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@rmason I also went out of network for a second opinion at Mayo. Since any testing done would not be covered, i had my GP script a catscan before hand and forwarded the disc to Mayo along with my broncoscopy results. Also hand carried all past medical testing results. My appointment at Mayo was very informative and I rest easy knowing i had expert advice.

2 days ago · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@anniepie Good luck. I hope the cardiologist will be helpful to you. Please update us.
🤗 Kate

6 days ago · Medical Cannabis for MAC in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@suenfl Yes! I am interested in your positive results. Thanks. Kate

Tue, Oct 1 7:04am · Pneumococcal Vaccinations against pneumonia in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@fdixon63 Wow! That is an awful reaction to the shot. I can understand your reluctance in going forward with the flu shot .. I am going to get the pneumonia but not the flu as last year’s flu shot was not very effective against many strains. Thanks for relating your experience. Hope that was the second shot for you and that you are up to date now. Kate

Mon, Sep 30 8:43am · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@anniepie Hi Annie…It occurs to me that my last message to you was probably not helpful…as it was a severe approach to reducing your cholesterol levels naturally…What if you gave up the red meat and milk products and incorporated the really good foods that lower cholesterol…like nuts, berries, dark chocolate, steel-cut oatmeal, whole grains, avocados…legumes and veggies and fatty fish like salmon, herring, tuna? I think you could get results like that. Sorry…I usually lean over forward or lean over backward with very little middle ground. Hope you are doing well. Kate

Sun, Sep 29 6:59pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@anniepie ..Hi Annie…you may hate my suggestion but it is how I control my high cholesterol without any medication…It brings my very high numbers down to just borderline. Cut out all animal products, all dairy products…all fat except a good 1st press extra virgin olive oil. (hard to find a real one but California Olive Ranch extra virgin is one at Walmart and Costco's own brand, Kirkland extra virgin olive oil is another…cold pressed) If you can eliminate all of those foods with processed oils/butters/fats and animal meat/fat, you should be able to bring your numbers down naturally. It may seem drastic especially if you have a typical American diet…but you will be healthier too. My x endocrinologist fired me cause I refused statins. Not only did I control my cholesterol levels naturally, but my (Graves disease) hyperthyroidism also resolved itself. So…haha no need for my pushy Doctor!! 🙂 Good luck …I hope you can get it worked out. Kate

Fri, Sep 27 7:27pm · Pneumococcal Vaccinations against pneumonia in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@bibes…Dear Elizabeth, I had to chuckle when I first read your message about the inhaler….being a badass Irish/English headstrong gal…I did the exact same thing with my inhaler. It sits in my drawer, unused. Kitties send greetings and meows. Please carry on striving for perfection! With appreciation, Kate