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Smell n tape

Smell n tape

My loss of smell n appetite has been a blessing in a way. I lost 50 lbs in the past year which helps with having less knee pain. I need a knee replacemnt but doctor wont operate due to copd. Whats worse is when my hiatal hernia pops the pain is off the chart . my G.I. doctor wont operate cause he is afraid i wont wake up. So i feel like i am dealing with so much at one time. The only surgery i able to schedule is my cataract surgery. So loss of smell n appetite helps me maintain my current weight.when i mention tape i am referring to the face grippers. Its a good thing i getcup alot during the night . cause twice i noticed my tubes not in . so i use the grippers to hold tje tubes onto my face. They are very strong

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Hi Pinky, nice photo. It’s so difficult when you have COPD to be operated on. Hiatus hernias are very uncomfortable and l feel for you.

My husband has sarcoidosis and COPD but is not on oxygen. He had his back stimulator fitted under local anaesthetic but it wasn’t pleasant.

I wish you well. Xxxxx

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Hi, Pinky. Great to meet you. Yes, it's so difficult to manage other conditions when you have COPD. I notice you use my trick to help the dodgy knee - tight jeans that act like a massive splint and take some of the pressure off the joint. All the best, M.

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Hi Pinky - well done for the weight loss. I had a total knee replacement a year ago. A spinal block was used due to my COPD, so don't know why your consultant saying yours cannot be done(?)

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Thank u i am thrillled to hear that u are well n surgery is possible

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