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Smell of smoke

Hi I visited a close friend of mine yesterday he smokes, I was in his kitchen...

What a surprise - ATOS came up trumps for me!!

After being turned down twice for DLA even thought I have moderate/severe COPD &...

IV antibiotic's

I posted a while ago about trying to get IV antibiotic's at home. http://blf.he...

Going on Holiday with a lung condition

Hi everyone The BLF booklet - \"Going on holiday with a lung condition\" is bei...

I've just been prescribed Spiriva (for breathlessness due to obliterative bronchiolitis) and wonder how others find it?

When do people usually take it and do you take it with other inhaled meds (like...

The dreaded brown envelope arrived today!

Hi, the moment has come, after 3 months waiting, the dreaded brown DWP envelope ...

Has anyone tried Nystan drops for fungal infection ? Doc prescribed yesterday and felt awful after I had them.

Disabilty Living Allowance and Employment

Got to correct some incorrect information I saw in an earlier blog below. Disab...

Gp has no idea

Has anyone else had the experience of going to your gp to get a continued sick n...

DNR notices & living wills

Following tinies' blog about DNR notices, thought I'd mention that I've made a L...

Nice, Happy question, does anyone have any pets?

Pets are supposed to make people feel better. Puff and I have six birds.

GP

At the doctors this afternoon to see about going back to work! Not sure if I am ...

Spirometry and medication

Spirometry,I have never been advised by the respiratory nurse or doctor whether...

DNR do you get to agree

Today at 12-00 my whole imediate family are being seen by the consultant to agre...

I'm feeling really upset and down at the moment and feeling sorry for myself

My neighbours are giving me some gyp. I live in 1 of 4 flats and flat 1 they h...

Expert Patient Programme

Has anyone done one of these Expert Patient Courses? Was it helpful, what did y...

Portmerion

has anyone been to Portmerion? how wheelchair friendly is it?? planning a trip n...

Appointments now arrived

I have now had appointments for more tests 2nd C.T scan (a week on Tuesday) L.F....

copd and anerysium

Thanks for the messages i have asked the dla to relook at my papers as i belie...

Hot tongue

A friend of mine with COPD has just thrush on her tongue, she had medication fro...

making the most of the end of the holidays!

My, we've been busy this week, the boys go back to school next Tuesday so we've ...

Emphysis Endobronchial value

Hi All I would be glad to hear from anyone who has had this valve inserted wheth...

what an incredible little boy

and so young! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-19413680

Depressing Blogs

What very depressing sad blogs this morning, death and dying even derrylynne sou...

Windermere

Had a lovely time didn't want to come home, had a lovely hotel with a lovely lak...

Finding it hard to cope

Nearly 8 weeks ago my Dad was told he was not expected to live more than 4 week...

what is the relationship between fev1&2 and gas transfer rate

fev1 of 40% or a gas transfer 40% are they both effectively the same when descri...

i went to see the specailist yesterday absolute waste of time

my body wont take much more i went to see the specailist yesterday absolute wast...

copd

i have been told i have copd by my nurse at my doctors after having a lunf funct...

what relevance does the lung age on your spiro tests have, mines 133, but how bad is that ?