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Does anyone have Usual Interstitial Pneumonia???

  • By Maguilar · New reply March 20, 2014
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  • My mother was just diagnosed with this horrible disease, she never smoked always took care of herself. She has diabetes since her forties type 2 takes insulin shots. She is 71 years old is very outgoing ...

Friends,? Have any?

  • By SeattleRoofer · New reply February 19, 2014
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  • Did your friends run? or stick around and help when you learned of your illness? My Lady has Kidney Failure: Needs transplant / but to Fragile Me Mac Decease and many health issues... Please feel free ...

feeling all alone

  • By msutton · New reply February 15, 2014
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  • hi everyone, im Marcia. I just turned 40 a few months ago and have just been diagnosed with mac, have a cavitary lesion, and ill-difined nodularities. waiting to see an i.d. dr. but my primary doc started ... it ever over?

  • By SheBee · Posted February 11, 2014
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  • I have Bronchiectasis/MAC/COPD. My doctor believes I have this from a case of Whooping Cough when I was a child. This diagnosis greatly shocked & saddened me, but before it really hit home my husband ...


  • By Curlycue4142 · Posted January 1, 2014
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  • Happy New Year Inspire Family ...

Possible biopsy results

  • By sarahj716 · New reply December 31, 2013
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  • My dad was told in January 2013 that he had stage 3b lung cancer and was given chemo and radiation. He just recently went in for a biopsy with a new doctor and the procedure went very well. The doctor ...

Woot Who?

  • By coughsalot · New reply October 17, 2013
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  • I just received an email addressed to coughsalot from WOOT, advising me that I have been added to their six or eight money saving sites. Since the only place a use "coughsalot" is on Inspire, I am wondering ...

Feeling Abandoned, Continued!

  • By EagleDeb · New reply September 19, 2013
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  • I read through all the posts and went to reply and it read it is closed, so I wanted to start this one. The lung issue I have is Reactive Airway Asthma. But I had sturggled with RA among other things ...

stage 3 emphysema

  • By beachgirl072 · New reply May 6, 2013
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  • My mother in law was diagnosed this wk w stage 3 emphysema. I am wanting to hear from anyone who has lived w this for several years. Anything positive about life expectancy. I have breast cancer and am ...


  • By jaye12 · New reply January 21, 2012
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  • my brother is very sick and i need all the help i can get. he has nocardia and b-cell lymphoma. is there anybody out there who has or had nocardia with a very low immune system ...

ending the year

  • By vickie2005 · New reply December 27, 2011
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  • well the year is almost over and staring another with MAC. Want to wish all a merry christmas and hope for all to have a much better new year and tht we ALL find something to make our year a healthier ...

caring for emphysema patient

  • By DorisD · Posted June 8, 2011
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  • I am the sole car giver for my husband who has final stage emphysema. I love him dearly and try not to show any stress of this situation in front of him, but have joined this site in hopes of finding ...

CHF combined with COPD

  • By irishmkh33 · New reply May 19, 2010
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  • I am searching for others who might have a family member affected by COPD and CHF. My mother has had COPD for several years, and was diagnosed with CHF 2 years ago. It is very hard, because she is a chain-smoker ...

How do you go on when you have a death of a loved one?

  • By 2009Hope · New reply April 13, 2010
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  • Some of you may have lost your mother recently or your father, spouse or worst a child. How do you go on? How do you keep the darkness away? Grief is grief no matter who it is you loss. Although the connection ...

My father had emphysema

  • By Amybell · Posted August 31, 2009
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  • Hi. I just recently lost my father to complications from COPD. I would like to support, with both my money and time, a foundation that is working with people with emphysema. Something like the Susan B ...

Washington DC's Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

  • By flippy2 · Posted August 11, 2009
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  • **************************************** ************************************* I am pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the pulmonary hypertension support group of Washington, DC. First Washington ...

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