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chattey2

orlando, Florida
I am a 64yr old white female.  Diagnosed with  moderate-severe emphysema 2 yrs ago.  I was quite surprised because I had given up smoking 23yrs previously. I was also an avid tennis player playing 3-4x's a week and race walking on the offf days. I had no symptoms of shortness of breath. I was becoming more fatigued at the end of the match but marked it up to age and...
Communities: COPD & Emphysema

gehaag

East Rochester, New York
Hi, I was diagnosed with COPD/Asthma 6 years ago. I had smoked 2.5 packs per day for 30 years and quit 3 days prior to diagnosis.I was recently released from a week in the hospital with double pneumonia (my first exacerbation). I have been using Advair and Albuterol inhalers for a few years and thought that was as good as it was going to get, but struggled constantly to breathe and perform...
Communities: Asthma, COPD & Emphysema

hayleyrose

California
I am 39 years old I have chronic asthma and chronic copd I am on home Oxygen between 4-8 liters of oxygen continuous just to breathe which I can't on my own.

animekid

middletown, New York
Who Is Lew Newmark Hi There! My name is Lew Newmark. I am 51 years young, married to my beautiful wife of 26 years Susan. I have a daughter, Samantha, who is always the apple of her father?s eye. I have a dog named Star, who kind of looks like ? Falcor ? from The Never Ending Story I have a cat named Oscar, who as far as cats go is typical except for his Rodent Ulcer I have a home...

songbird72

California
I am 60, 5'6", 267 lbs.  Have bad lower back pain, impinged nerve from c-6 vertebrae down left arm and hand.  Left hand goes numb.  Arthritis in hands and legs and carpal tunnel syndrome.  I need quit smoking for out of breath easily.  Trying lose weight and eat healthy.  Leg ankle is swollen and leg is red.  Am a Christian, and finishing Early Childhood...
Communities: Exercise, Basketball, Hockey , ...
Goals: Lose weight

NPs Save Lives Nurse PractitionerHealth Maven

Lake City, Florida
A Family Nurse Practitioner working in a Rural Health Office in Florida. Wife and mother of four, grandmother of one.

Alice C. Registered NurseHealth Maven

North Little Rock, Arkansas
Thirty years in the business of healthcare has provided me with a wide scope of experiences: from the staff nurse in ICU, to educator of ICU nurses to Case Management from data analyst to Director. Currently, I am employed by a health insurance company as an analyst. www.EZHealthCareOnline.com Throughout my years of practice, I have watched many people wander aimlessly through the health care...

Karen Bastille Health Maven

Ellington, Connecticut
I am a 55 year old woman living a life that includes COPD / emphysema. While my diagnosis four years ago did change some things about me - I retired from teaching to avoid colds and flu, for example - it did not change who I am. I am an active, productive and happy woman - I write, I engage in several (too many?) hobbies, I care for my granddaughter while her mother works. I believe in the title...