Places to live. . .

Question. . .is there a list of places that are best for people with lung sarc to live ? We live in Florida right now and the heat and humidity is doing me in. I was on webmd and they stated that Santa Fe, New Mexico was a great city for people with lung situations. . .I so need to get out of this heat/humidity but. . .any suggestions ? Am back on prednisone for a second time, this time double the amount of time. . .waiting to see what happens after I go off. . .wondering if the symptoms will return as quickly as they did the first time. . .aaggghhh. Thanks for your input. . .

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The air in Santa Fe is great but the altltude about did me in.

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I live in Denver and am used to the altitude- but I have little lung involvement. We are a mile high, and I can't remember what the altitude is in Santa Fe- you might check Albuquerque NM also. The is another thread that discussed this; use the Search box to find it.

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I'm in Michigan and our spring, summer, and autumn days are often so humid that you could "drink the air". Plus it gets really hot in the summer. It can be a misery withOUT Sarc! I don't recommend this state.


"Heat, ma'am! it was so dreadful here,
that I found there was nothing left for it
but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones."
~ Sydney Smith

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I live in Orlando, FL and moved her for lung sarc reasons to leave the bitter cold of upstate NY (Finger Lakes region). I do much better here than I did there. All I can say is God bless the person who invented air conditioning!

Jerri

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Hi mzclown, I am in Michigan too. Where are you?

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Oh my mickeygirl! I also live in Fla. In fact we just left living in the mile high city of Colorado to move here for a job change. The sarcoid was well under control out there, I believe because the air was purer, cleaner, no humidity and then it seemed like overnight we moved to Fla. and the sarcoid went slap nuts. I've been hospitalized twice cause they thought I had a major stroke. My husband and I began really digging into this and my symptons didn't get worse until we left Denver. I can't go outside here. I can't breathe if I do and can certainly expect a relapse if I do. Now because it's gone crazy, I have to see all these specialists and doctors that we simply cannot afford even the co-pays on them piling even in a weeks time. So what to do now? I vote....go back to Denver where the air is cleaner and purer. But unless a door of opportunity for a job opens we stuck here. The doctors don't understand you can't afford all this medical stuff. So we have really sought God concerning all this. I originally came from NC. and grew up there. My husband and I moved from NC thinking I had fibro. when we got to Denver we found out through petscans that I had sarcoid. But here I feel trapped inside. I was so shocked when I read how similar our experiences were that I had to reply.
Thank you for sharing. I will try to invite you as a friend. I'd like to stay in touch if its alright.

Mercy

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I'm from Grand Rapids & still live close to it. There's another Sarcie on here from MI - I think she said she worked at 1 of the hospitals in GR. Where do you hail from, fellow Michigander?


"I hope life isn't a big joke,
because I don't get it."
~Jack Handey

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Hi again mzclown, I am from Livonia. Worked in urban schools most of my life. Lived in Detroit for 21 years. I have no idea where I picked up my Sarcoidosis, but I believe I inhaled a bacteria somewhere along my journey and it has kicked my butt for about 7 years!

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Hi Jerri, I'm here in Fla. also. I was diagnosed with sarcoid back in 07 out in Denver. When we moved from there to Fla. , the sarcoid went nuts under this humidity. Been hospitalized twice. I'm glad its working out for you here. I never could tolerate the humid weather very well even younger. You're not far at all from me. I'm in Winterhaven. Was out in Sanford before then. All in all, been here since Nov. of 2010.

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Dear Co, that is so wild. I just moved from Denver down here to Fla back in Nov. Lived in Denver 4 yrs where I was diagnosed and then husband lost his job and we ended up in this humid terrible place where you can't breathe (laughs), but they did diagnose me in Denver. Well, really over in Boulder. I had a wonderful rheumatologist and oncologist who brainstormed the symptons until they ran a petscan and found it. Only it didn't blow out of proportion until we left that wonderful mile high city and moved here. Climate may very well play a part in this. After all, it is respiratory also. Nice to meet another Coloradian. Hope to move back. We loved that place. Especially up in Estes Park during the Elk Festival. in Oct.

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Oh my goodness. . .I can't believe how many are from Denver. . .I was born in Denver, raised and married in Denver. . moved to Texas and lived there for 29 years until our move here to Florida. I have wanted so badly to return home but the altitude and smog is what worried me. I did check and the altitude in Santa Fe is even higher than Denver. . .aaggghh. Thank you all for your responses. . .really gives me something to chew on. . .wow, I miss Denver so much. . .Lakeside, the malls. . .the mountains and camping. . .thanks again guys. . .

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I have found the best places are low elevation dry deserts. Arizona, nevada, and southern utah. Heat is easily tolerated if it is dry. Low elevation is good for oxygen.
Doug

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