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Board: Asthma 10-14-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Gizmo1248
Smile Re: Help please!

Hello............When it comes to breathing, it can be frustrating figuring out what the problems might be. It sounds like COPD, but of course I'm not a Doctor. Have you had all the breathing test...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 10-08-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: pain in lungs

Go see a Lung Doctor. I have severe COPD, with an emphasis on emphysema. Reading everything you have written, I would guess you have COPD. I smoked the majority of my life, and had mild COPD up...
Board: Menopause 04-18-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Gizmo1248
Cool Re: Help! Honest Opinion Needed!

Hi, don't take this the wrong way, I started laughing when reading your story.
You see, I was sitting there, playing with the stubble on my chin. Oh, I shave every day, but that rascal grows faster...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-14-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By Gizmo1248
Smile Re: Just want some relief!

I too have severe COPD, and understand how down you can get. I have no clue how you can go without oxygen. I'm on oxygen 24/7 and would be extremely tired if I wasn't. Actually, my oxygen level...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 12-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: PET scan shows suspicious nodule - why wait ?

I wish I could say why the wait. I had lung cancer, stage 1A, Non small cell 3 years ago. Got CT scans every 3 months, then in December 2013, something showed up. Got a PET scan, and it revealed...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 12-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: Right lung??

Did your Doctor take a chest X-ray? I would get one, as that would ease your mind about if it is or not your right lung. I have acid reflux and Gerd. I'm on medication and works great. Get that...
Board: Cancer: Lung 12-18-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,628
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: Thorocotomy w/Lung Lobectomy

I had 2 right lobes removed 09/11, and had no pain after about 3 weeks. I would see my Doctor.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: Intradural Enhancing Mass

I'm only familar with lung cancer. I wish I could help. You and your husband have my prayers. God Bless.

Board: Fibromyalgia 02-05-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: How does one deal with health limitations when you live alone.

I'm 64 and like you, live alone and have no family or friends to rely on. I have severe COPD, so breathing is difficult. I live in an apartment and doing things on my own is hard. I purchased a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-05-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: Can't take much more!

I was diagnosed over 14 years ago. Had a hard time for about 5 years, but I did get better. I still have pain, but it is manageable. I was seeing a pain management doctor. He was able to help me...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 02-05-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: Diagnosed with COPD about 2 yrs ago/still smoking

My last cig. was 9/27/11, the morning of my lung biopsy. Yes, I had lung cancer. Cancer is gone, but I have severe COPD. My COPD went from mild, before the surgery, to severe about 4 months after...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 02-03-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 949
Posted By Gizmo1248
Re: answers for a 65 year old man

I pray that your father is better. He does need to be in the hospital so they can find out what is going on. Do please keep us posted. My prayers are with you and your family. I really do know...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 02-03-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,318
Posted By Gizmo1248
Smile Gasping for breath and whole body jerking

I have severe COPD and on oxygen 24/7. Recently I have noticed that I will unknowingly gasp for breath. This can be during sleep or awake. My eyes have a tendancy of looking up when this happens. ...
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