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MO COPD

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
My name is MO and I am a 48 year old woman from Philadelphia, PA. I was diagnosed with Moderate to Severe Emphysema in March 2010. This blog is my therapy and hopefully will help anyone that has also been diagnosed with Emphysema.
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Long Overdue by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema It sure has been a long time since I've posted.  As many of you know, I was going to shut down my blog but many of you asked me not to since there is quite a bit of good inf ... Read on »
Health Update by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema I hadn't realized just how long it has been since I have posted. My life has been going in many directions lately and I've not been able to keep up with my blog. In all hone ... Read on »
COPD Awareness on US Postage Stamp by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema My Facebook friend, Lori Palermo who is the blog author at Love Your Lungs, Breathe for Life is trying to spread COPD awareness by requesting the gold awareness ribbon be pu ... Read on »
Recommended Adult Immunizations by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema The following two links are charts that show a summary of the recommended vaccines for adults, and the last link is a quick online quiz you can take to see which vaccines yo ... Read on »
Flu Shot Facts by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema I came across the following video from CBS's The Early Show and thought it was worth a share. Thanks for stopping by! MO Read on »
I Finally Did It! by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema One of the things that has been such a struggle for me since I was diagnosed with emphysema was quitting smoking.  I tried more times than I can count and each time I'd fail ... Read on »
HandiHaler vs Respimat Clinical Trial by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema As you guys know, I check the ongoing clinical trials from time to time to see if there is anything in which I could participate.  I came across Boehringer Ingelheim's (Pfiz ... Read on »
Back In Print by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema About a month ago I had written a post about a good exercise guide by the National Institute on Aging which was out of print at that time. I just checked and wanted to let y ... Read on »
It's Been A While by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Wow, I just noticed I haven't posted since Monday.  I want to extend my apologies for this delay.  It's been a crazy busy week for me and I've been unable to get a post up, ... Read on »
Social Security Disability by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema There comes a point in time where we start to realize that working is becoming quite an impossible task.  Many with COPD have to go on social security disability and just as ... Read on »
USA Best Hospitals by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema The Best Hospitals list came out in July this year for 2010-2011 by US News & World Report. Many of you may have seen this, but for those that haven't, you can check out the ... Read on »
A Fun Day Trip by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema I'm thrilled.  I'll be doing a day trip tomorrow with my sister and two nieces to Lancaster, PA which is the home of America's oldest Amish settlement.  It's going to be a f ... Read on »
CVS Giving Free Flu Shots to Uninsured by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema The Associated Press reported this morning that CVS Caremark will be giving away up to $5M in flu shots to those without health insurance.  Vouchers  will be handed out star ... Read on »
Flu Shots by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Fall season is quickly upon us and with that comes the flu season.  I'm starting to see commercials on flu shots, articles, and overall talk about getting the flu shot.  Bei ... Read on »
A Friend in Need of a Double Lung Transplant by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Orlan Holmes (pictured on the left), is one of my Facebook friends and a very nice gentleman.  Orlan is  reaching out and asking for help in the fight to save his life.  H ... Read on »
Guide to Lung Transplantation by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema There is a very informative patient education guide on everything pertaining to lung transplantations by the American College of Chest Physicians  that is definitely worth r ... Read on »
I'm a Newbie to Wellsphere by MO COPD Posted in: General Discussion in COPD & Emphysema Hi everyone.  My name is MO and I'm new to Wellsphere and happy to be here.  I am 48 years old and I was just diagnosed this year in March with moderate/severe COPD (emphyse ... Read on »
Rough Week by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema It's been a busy last few days for me.  My dad was admitted to the hospital last Friday and I've been running there and back since then.  He is fine now and they let him out ... Read on »
Out of the Ordinary by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema I did something today that is out of the ordinary for me.  I emailed one of our local news stations questioning why they never cover COPD.  The only thing I ever see on TV a ... Read on »
Quitting Smoking by MO COPD Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema It's no secret that quitting smoking is the most important thing that anyone can do for their health, even more-so with people with COPD because it can slow the progression ... Read on »