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Wed, Mar 11 4:24pm · Living with arthritis: How do you stay active? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Sorry to read of your situation. There is no cure but many ways to help yourself. For me it has been surgery, weight loss, physical therapy exercise, and a good orthopedist. That has provided for me, short term, and hopefully long term relief. As I don't know your personal story, I can't offer any other suggestions. I do know, healing is a process and it takes time. Getting as much information as you can about your specific condition is a good start. Good luck.

Wed, Mar 11 7:26am · Living with arthritis: How do you stay active? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have two knees and two hips replaced. Without those operations, I'd be unable to do much. My main exercise is just walking which I try to do every day. I used to go occasionally to the health club, but now in this period of the Corona virus, I've been just walking outside. I got a Fitbit so I can see how I'm doing each day. That does help to motivate. My problem will be when the hot and humid weather comes. Living in the south, I find the summer weather keeps me inside most of the time as I can't tolerate the heat. I'm hoping the heat will lower the virus risk and I can return to the treadmill at my health club, but that's still unknown. I also do occasional light weight lifting for my arthritic shoulders.

Jul 31, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

Got a new humidifier but still have the problem. No answer yet from the supplier.

Jul 31, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

Thanks for the link. Still working on the problem. Can't figure out why it will work okay for a few nights, then suddenly get a humidifier failure message on my machine. I might try a new CPAP machine. Perhaps that's the problem.

Jul 24, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

I just had the humidifier replaced. Am checking with the supplier. Hope I can get an answer.

Jul 24, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

Does anyone have problems with the Luna H60 heated humidifier? I keep getting a "humidifier failure" message after using it for a short time. I have a new humidifier and a new water container and have not changed the way I sleep. This is a new development and is baffling. The CPAP machine works fine without the humidifier but I'd prefer being able to use both together.

Jan 11, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

I was told I can wash my hose every other day if I use distilled vinegar (3 cups water to one cup vinegar). I pour it through my hose many times. I like to rinse my nasal pillow every day. I have been doing this for over a year with no problems. I hang up my hose every day to dry. I also change the distilled water every other day. No problems.

Hopefully over time you will adjust to the CPAP machine and will see it as your friend. It does take a while to get used to. Now I can't sleep without it. Keep the thought in your mind that it is a way to improve your health and feel less tired during the day. Good luck.

Nov 30, 2018 · Total hip replacement - What to expect for recovery in Joint Replacements

I had my hips done in 2001 and 2003 without cement which meant it took longer to heal. I used a walker for 6 weeks the first time, and 3 weeks the second time. I think therefore it's important to find out how yours will be done. With cement you will be up and around more quickly. As my procedure was so long ago, I don't know how the hips are done today. I've had very good luck so far. No problems at all. Good luck to you.