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Feb 15, 2009 Check out Lung health magazines-PFT +COPD diagnosis facts

Posted Feb 18 2009 11:47am

Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) - UnderstandingA PFT is a more "in-depth" Spirometry>>>>>>>>>>>.....Diagnosis of COPDexecellent site ..........>>>>..2006, Thriving Walkers members, seen in this Video taken in 2006, yes I am featured, looking haggard and gray aVIDEO: is alive and well��� it was not allowed on Efforts or the Walkers list, yesterday, but is on their happenings page from back when it took place. many photos > probably they didn' t post it because it is old news or, because I' m not a member there anymore and 2 are dual members with COPD ALERT [the only support group that doesn' t "remove" members for making mistakes or different opinions -www.Copd-Alert.comThe.. .Video is of 4 lung patients on the COPDer' s + team, carrying their oxygen tanks up the American lung association climb of 2006 in the Register building which was only 47 stories> see Quibble- the petite one- before she got too sick to do it, and Mike McBride (who is going to the Boston Marathon), Holly of ER magazine -the dediated to exercise and moving group shows up all together at the end of this film clip. This year 13 are on the team including a pulmonalogist, RTT and Caire manufacture rep. Some team members need some help getting the minimum donation in order to be allowed to do the stair climb with us���. A few bucks here and there would help them out��� oops���.. never mind,I see all have made their minimum mandatory donation (in addition to $25-$35 entry fee for the privilege of climbing <see the team of last year, and names of those this year . Just clicking the page and making the number of visitor hits go up shows us your interest & support, thanks.T he American Lung Association will be grateful if you do donate to our team or any of the individual' s on it. I hope to show them COPD is VERY important along with asthma and all the other lung diseases.

Speaking of Everything Respiratory Magazine, the lates issue tops all of them. you name it it will probably be in this issue, and the advertisements show you what lung equipment is out there to help you. Inspirational stories, factual articles, even mine on travel with oxygen. It is worth the $14.99 for 4 issues a year. Much of that is for postage. Go towww.ER-mag.comand see a sample of this issue. or order, mail Everything Respiratory2591 B-3/4 Road Grand Junction, CO 81503 >>>>>>>>>>>>> toll-free, 877-ERMAG4U (376-2248).................. ph. 970.257.1866 ...... ....................................fx. 970-257-7733Other excellent publications include: : Breathing:; .............. ... COPD Digest .... National Home Oxygen Patient' s Association newsletter The Pulmonary Paper, also the American Lung Association room,24/7 for all lung challenges... leave a message, You can use nick names and no email addresses show as anonymous or open as you want. It is nice to mention your state and what you' d like to talk about, or leave a question. Open to all over the world any on-line support group, no particular one, maybe some respiratory therapists will check to see what we need to know> also Mike D' s copd alert chat room >

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