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October 15, 2008 With COPD maintain regular schedule of eat-sleep-meds+exercise

Posted Oct 15 2008 9:17pm

No more jumping through hoops, today I relinquished my 2 year job as secretary to the Colorado COPD Connections group to be up for grabs���let someone else have the privilege.

Now the group has to decide who will be the Chair and co-chair of next years conference, and who gets to write all the notes for minutes. Believe me, even with a tape recorder, they wanted changes made. The wrap up and feed back

September 6, 2008proved it was a very successful and appreciated day, with positive feedback, and a little $ leftover for seed money to start planning for another conference. We will need to go begging for funding, as several thousand $ won't even touch the amount a conference hotel wants as down payment. These events for patients cost 6 to 8 times the amount patients are charged. Their lunch isn't even covered. We'd love to do it for free, but couldn't unless we found a fantastic sponsor. As it is the speakers are volunteers, we have a few sponsors and it is the vendors who pay enough to help us pay the bills.

Yesterday my latest 3 medications seem to be clicking in and helping me do extremely well on my 3 mile walk = 43:38 a new personal best time. Those working for me are the Spiriva inhaler, Qvar inhaler, and Fluticason propionate nasal spray. They did say, give meds at least a 2 week chance to start working���it gets even better after a month. If it doesn't work for you, try something else. It took me five years to find a good addition to Spiriva. Stay on an even keep, eat healthfully, get good meds, and keep a regular schedule of eating-medication-exercise+sleeping. Today I walked a nice leisurely look at the leaves and fall colors stroll for about a mile in 30-40 minutes. What ever you do, KEEP MOVING !

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