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Triff (breathefree)

From: Triff (breathefree)

3/4/19

I am sure it was a shock having to get a new Pulmonologist with the old and trusted person dying as it takes a long time to form a decent relationship with trust.

I am glad even though winter is bad for us all it was a little less snowy for you.

I am hoping you do get to be a bit stronger and you keep yourself healthy and yes it is hard to learn to deal with the whole disease but I am sure your attitude now and the new work will keep you motivated to put one foot in front of the other each day will help.

Of course having said that we have those ups ad downs and when its a bad down we wonder all those unspoken thoughts and just cant see our way forward.Its so difficult for others to understand but this group is really helpful even if there are fewer people.I used to read it and I feel those who have gone before would be hoping we all carried on while we could.

I am wishing you a good spring and perhaps more time outside after the winter inside.

I do believe my latest addition to my meds is making it much easier for me.Using the nebulizer when I get a bad attack where I cant breathe is totally amazing and I feel I am in control by having this around.

Lots of good vibes coming to you  Triff

Triff (breathefree)

From: Triff (breathefree)

3/4/19

Sue I am sorry you have all that ice for you and Skippy and hope soon you get a good spring before all the extra heat of summer.

I am enjoying a mild autumn and know spring and autumn are the best months for me to spend outside although the pollen counts are still very high.I havent found the forums helpful as things ar very different here on the otherside of the world

I hope keeping fit even if it is walking inside will keep you strong

Triff

SueP (josep2001)

From: SueP (josep2001)

3/4/19

Hi Triff,

I am so tired of the snow and ice. We have been getting hit with one storm after another. I have been wearing yaktrax on my shoes all winter.

Yesterday afternoon a lot of the ice had melted some in the paths in the snow and ice and it was a muddy mess. Overnight it snowed and temps dropped again now back to all ice with a little snow on top.

Yes spring will come and with it allergies again, know what you mean. Then we can at least walk outside until it get to hot for Skippy (he is small and all black so overheats easily)

Good to hear from you. And yes I walk inside or go to the gym when I can , when can not walk outside.

Take care.....sue quit 3/17/2016

Bonsville

From: Bonsville

3/4/19

Sue,

I know that site, too, but it's too confusing for me and hard to see when things were posted. It took a while to get used to Inspire, but I feel comfortable there now. I don't post much. I'm "Alanafor" there, and I mainly read. I also read about other illnesses, sometimes to remind myself of the difficulties others face.

I'm fortunate in that I don't have to go outside much. Last night we finally got some serious snow. It's been un-serious snow here in the Boston area all winter long. Just a few inches here and there (or so it seems).  Last night was different, though. 

I'm dreaming of Spring!

Talk to you later--be well.

Bonsville

From: Bonsville

3/4/19

Triff,

I'm glad you're having an easier time with your new meds!

You wrote: "Of course having said that we have those ups and downs and when its a bad down we wonder all those unspoken thoughts and just cant see our way forward.Its so difficult for others to understand but this group is really helpful even if there are fewer people.I used to read it and I feel those who have gone before would be hoping we all carried on while we could."

You were reading my mind with the above, because I don't think I posted about feeling down. Or did I? I can't find where I did and I've looked. But you nailed it. Some moments are very hard. I usually manage to work through a bad spell, so I don't spend a huge hunk of time feeling down, but sometimes in the morning I do feel bad about the whole thing and have trouble seeing things from the perspective of eternity. But I believe the Lord has things well in hand. I think you really captured the crux of the benefit of online communities when you said that "those who have gone before would be hoping we all carried on while we could."  (Whether you mean carry on with posting to the forum or life in general, I'm not sure, but I suppose it's true for both, don't you think?) That's so true. Thank you for the reminder. 

Good to hear from you!

Bonsville

  • Edited March 4, 2019 11:38 am  by  Bonsville
Bonsville

From: Bonsville

3/4/19

Bob,

Did you hear about the tornado in Alabama? Do you still have Kathy's e-mail address? I don't have it here and I don't see a way to look up users. I was hoping to touch base with her.

SueP (josep2001)

From: SueP (josep2001)

3/4/19

Bonnie, 

I like Inspire better then the other also. Agree the other one is not user friendly.

My nephew in Providence got 12 inches so you probably got about that much also. We only got about 3 this time around.

Have a good day....sue

Bonsville

From: Bonsville

3/4/19

I had forgotten that Kathy (aka Kooky Kathy) and I are Facebook friends. I just wrote her and heard back. She's doing fine and the tornadoes were not close to her (this time, she says). They get lots of tornadoes in the spring and summer down there.

Triff (breathefree)

From: Triff (breathefree)

3/5/19

Bonnie I just sort of posted from somewhere inside me too.I was thinking about all the lovely people who have helped us and taught us so much.One lady I think was Dorothy?? She was a dear and many others and although they may have passed on their wisdom has been shared and become part of us.

Taking about feeling down after having you breathing episode scare the hell out of you and while wondering if you will come through it and it is so scary.I think we realize "Wow made it through"and t stops us a bit.It make sme mre carful and I lose confidence and its then talking or reading others words can set us up with a wee bit of strength as we wobble through it or spend days resting .

While we try to maintain our confidence and strength its very different for those who can actually breathe without thinking.Image if you  congratulated yourself on walking a few steps unaided those healthy and fit people around would think we are nuts if we said Yay.

One nurse told me to give someone a straw and block their nose then ask them to do a normal days work.They cant do it.

I have actually had a real emotional down as my lawyer is going away for 6 weeks and it leaves me feeling vulnerable and also forgotten as I haven heard from her.Being mainly housebound they seem to forget us some what.If I was waiting in their office they would see me yet if they forget to turn up here they dont say anything.Off to rest after working slowly outside planting salads in a container at my back door.I love the birdsong although they will love my tasty baby plants

Triff

rgs97

From: rgs97

4/22/19

Well we made it to spring.  Rain, wind and ugh for today.  Nothing frm Mike which I assume is not good news.  Hope you are decent and let's hope for some god breathing weather, right? bob s.

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