Thursday, March 5, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Hello to all my COPD friends sorry for taking so long in writing but so many things have been going on with me so let me share a few things with everyone. I have written about some helpful hints on living with COPD/Emphysema and hope that they have been helpful to all. My latest diagnosis is Scleroderma/Raynauds/ and Sjorugens (sp) well I have learned to accept my latest diagnosis as I said before I can overcome this or at least accept it and learn as much as I can and pass on this information to everyone.
Right now the COPD/Emphysema has become almost passive thanks to the steroids which by the way I am weening off them...and once that happens the swelling in my hands will increase as the "Scleroderma" will take over hopefully this tooo shall pass. !

I do not know what the link is to COPD/Scleroderma I just know that Scleroderma is an Auto Immune Disease as is COPD so until I continue to do more research we are in Limbo.

Scleroderma is the hardining of the skin due to too much Collegan (sp) and can affect some major organs which can include the lungs....NOW let me make this clear, not all of us will have this problem, it is up to our Drs./Specialists to run the necessary test to make the proper diagnosis.

As of today my lungs are happy due to the steroids as I mentioned earlier in this post however, once I come off of the steroids I can only hope for the best, a positive mental attitude will carry us a long way !

Until we meet again my friends remember:

Inhale ~~~123
Exhale ~~~~1234

Breathe Easy,