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Tue, Sep 8 1:34pm · COVID-19 and MAC: What are you doing differently to protect yourself? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

My husband sprinkled the cinnamon on our hibiscus because the flowers were covered with aphids! We don’t know what happened but it’s all gone. I got it on Pinterest! It works! Go on Pinterest and you will find the most amazing stuff that’s good for plants!

Tue, Sep 8 1:22pm · COVID-19 and MAC: What are you doing differently to protect yourself? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I read if you sprinkle cinnamon power around the garden it will keep bugs and insects away.

Mon, Sep 7 6:36pm · COVID-19 and MAC: What are you doing differently to protect yourself? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I am 65 and had a very weak immune system so I do t even listen to some of my friends anymore. I know because my primary care dr told me to do exactly what I’m doing. I have RA, Sjogrens, MAC and my BP is always low. I am so blessed to be alive, last year
I was in the hospital for a week and I was scared I had pseudomonas and pneumonia but I got through it all so I am not taking any chances with the way I live now. I am so happy to hear that you are too. There will be many times for going out and having fun but for now it’s good to be safe. Life is a gift. Prayers and love to you and all. Rita.

Mon, Sep 7 7:46am · COVID-19 and MAC: What are you doing differently to protect yourself? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

It’s a difficult place to be when compromised. But we all have to do the best to stay safe. I think you’re doing good and you should be careful at all times. I don’t go out and I have everything delivered to my house and my daughter does some. But I know it’s best for me and it’s my safety that matters. We have to take care of ourselves because this virus is horrible and I may not make if I got it. So I’m doing my best to stay safe. I hope we are all being wise and safe. This is going to be over soon!! 😊

Thu, Aug 13 12:39pm · Bronchiectasis: New Diagnosis in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Oh my goodness!! Good new Terri! I’m so excited to hear the good news. She’s a great Dr. She also took me off Tobramycin and have me use albuterol.
Hugs to you Rita

Mon, Jun 15 12:12pm · Late Shift in MAC & Bronchiectasis

No I’m not! Talk to your doctor and see if you ok to get off Toby. Since I got off I’m doing really well. But don’t do anything until your dr day so. I only use albuterol and I am doing good. Maybe someday I may need but not for the moment. My struggle is with RA!

Mon, Jun 15 10:22am · Late Shift in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Hi Terry and all! I believe the best thing I have done was to get off all antibiotics until I really need them. I feel so much better and no coughing or mucus. I am struggling with RA and it is really a daily struggle. I have pains that unbearable at times and it’s worse at night. I just got my plaquenil compounded and I hope this will help. I started about a week ago so I’m waiting. Also it’s not covered by insurance which is a bit crazy. The cost is 86$ monthly. But I’m willing to do it if it works. Anyone have any information on RA meds that works please let me know. Thanks and stay safe, hugs Rita.

Tue, May 12 12:24pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Hi everyone, I do take prednisone but it’s a very low dose and even though it works against my immune system… I still take it for RA everyday. It helps with the inflammation. I also do the nebulizer with albuterol 3 times a week. Be safe all. Rita