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Note: Deceased members are noted with an *

1. :  Ginette Gallant April 22/64 Female
2. :  Canada / ggtrixie@nbnet.nb.ca
3. :  Emphysema, Neurofibromatosis, Scoliosis
4. :  34
5. :  34
6. :  When i was feeling short of Breath
7. :  Yes right away
8. :  They did pulmonary test, i had to breath in  machines to see how long  i could hold my breath and release  it as well
9. :  My family physcian and yes i was quite content by the way the were treating me
10. : yes
11. : Ventalin and atrovent nebulizers every 4 hours  when needed. also have ventalin inhaler take it when  needed
12. : they all have worked fine
13. : There are many types that i use, i can send a list later if needed
14. : they all work fine
15. : no
16. :
17. : no
18. : Ventalin and Atrovent
19. : on oxygen 24/7
20. : If it is too cold it causes me to get short of breath if i go outside and as well if it is really warm, the heat sometimes does affect my breathing
21. : No
22. : Fully disabled
23. : Medicare, yes the coverage is sufficient
24. : NO
25. : yes
26. :  I have started a support group down here for  people with C.O.P.D. just last month. I have 5 in the group so far and hope that it will grow. I was told by one of the gentleman that has joined our group about this site and that is why i would be interseted in joining the group, IF there is any information that i can get to give my support group would be wonderful and i will be telling the others as well about this. I will send a picture of me seperatly cause i do not have one on hand right now.
27. : Former
28. : Very little
29. : Avelox
30. : no

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1. :   Jerry Galloway*,1947,male
2. :  arkansas,moses1411@cox-internet.com
3. :  emphysema-chronic bronchitis????
4. :  46
5. :  40
6. :  sob
7. :  yes
8. :  pft-and the phone booth
9. :  yes
10. : no
11. : advair500/50,combivent 2px4,albuterol as needed
12. : areobid
13. : singulair 40 mg yes 40 mg,prednisone 20 mg, diltiazem 300mg,lovastatin 20mg
14. :
15. : fluoxetine 20mg
16. : n/a
17. : Baptist med center,Little Rock,Ar.
18. : yes- albuterol/atrovent
19. : no-none
20. : n/a
21. : no-had to quit 3/7/03
22. : full disability -approved 6/12/03
23. : cobra-bcbs- it cost a lot????
24. : no
25. : yes -love any e-mail
26. :
27. : former- 9 years 8/12/84
28. : yes- treadmill
29. : biactin
30. : no

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1. :  Cindy Garcia 1951 female
2. :  i tgarciad@aol.comdaho
3. :  emphysema
4. :  50
5. :  45
6. :  lipsturning blue and feet and breathing got worse
7. :  yes
8. :  xrays spiromty
9. :  nurse yes i recieved enough information
10. : no
11. : alberturol and atrovent 
12. :
13. :
14. :
15. : zoloft
16. : none
17. : none
18. : yes albuterol and atrovent
19. :   on 2 ltrs. 24/7
20. : i can not take the heat, feet and ankles swell, most night i can not sleep, i now have intercranial hypertension
21. : no
22. : full disability
23. : no private insurance start on medicare in september
24. : no
25. : anytime yes still smoke
26. :
27. : yes still smoke
28. : no
29. :
30. : no

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1.  Naomi Garner,1936, Female
2.  Arkansas, naomi@hsnp.com
    2315 Lakeshore Dr., G-1
    Hot Springs, AR  71913
2b.No
3.  Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis
4.  55
5.  51
6.  Continuous bouts of bronchitis and sob
7.  Not until hospitalization in January, 1998
8.  x-rays, ekg, PFT, blood gases
9.  Tests were done in hospital - no explanation      Tests done again in March, '98, with brief explanation (no understanding).
10. No
11. Serevent (2 puffs, twice a day)
      Combivent ( 2 puffs, 4 times a day)
12. None
13. Singulair, 10 mg., one a day
      Theo-24, 400 mg, one a day
      Humibid, 600 mg., 4 a day
14. None
15. BuSpar, 15 mg., one a day
16. none
17. None recommended
18. Pulmo-Aide: Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate combined. Treatments every three to four hours
19. Yes. Two litres, 18-20 hours a day.
20. Hot weather, very uncomfortable.  Stay very cold during winter months.
21. No.
22. Full disaiblity
23. Have insurance with previous employer.  No eligible for Medicare until
September, 1999.
24. No.
25. I am still learning, but will be more than happy to help anyone that I can.
26.
27. Yes
28. Minimum in-home bike.  Needs to be more structured.
29. Amoxicillin or Doxycycline CA

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1. :  Gay Giamei,1952,Female
2. :  New York, giamei@tds.net
3. :  Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema
4. :  50
5. :  47
6. :  Bronchitis
7. :  Yes
8. :  Pulmonary function/cat
9. :  Absolutely not
10. : no
11. : pulmacort 3puffs 2x/foradil 2x/spireva
12. : albuteral
13. : none
14. : none
15. : no
16:  no
17. : only after hospitalization
18. : no
19. : yes-2 lt  24/7
20:  feet cramping / severe neck pain/very weepy/cry after with very little control/depressed
21. : no
22. : yes
23. :  Medicare&medicaid spend down/ not sufficient
24. : Dr. is proposing these after I finish my pulmonary rehabilitation in late July
25. : I am available by email above
26:  I am just realizing I am not all alone in this.
27. : Former
28. : Just beginningat the hospital rehab unit
29. : I don't know
30. : No

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1. :  Jeffrey Gibson, 1949, M
2. :  Texas, lost2causes@yahoo.com, No
3. :  Chronis bronchitis & Emphysema
4. :   First diagnosed at 46.
5. :   When I was 42 I was stuck in bed for three days unable to breathe while visiting relatives over Christmas holiday. After the three days everything cleared up, but I was left easily winded after that.
6. :  I had a severe exacerbation. Stuck in bed for three days for the second time.
7. :  No, not for seven years.
8. :  On the first doctor's visit I was given a PFT & X-ray.
9. :  An RRT gave the test. The doctor gave the diagnosis in very hopeless terms, probably because he is a GP.
10. : Only as part of the PFT.
11. : Currently on Combivent @ 4 puffs 4 times a day and Advair twice a day.
12. : Beclovent & Vanceril
13. : None
14. : None
15. : No
16. : No problems so far.
17. : Pulmo prescribed  rehab so that insurance would pay for it. I started it in Oct. '03.
18. : No nebs yet, but the pulmo keeps recommending them.
19. : My oxygen use is 2lpm for light exercise, walking and such or 3lpm for anything heavier. Most of the time I am just on room air.
20. : I definitely do not get along with cold weather. Long before COPD, I moved to Texas from Missouri to try to escape the bitter coldness of winter.
21. : So far I have been lucky enough to have a full time desk job and an understanding boss.
22. : I am not on disability, yet.
23. : The company that I work for is 'self insured'. The benefits have been very good so far. I pay co-pays only for the doctor and prescriptions, rehab is fully covered.
24. : My pulmo has referred me for transplant evaluation. That will probably start during Dec. '03.
25. : I would welcome any questions from anyone who has enough faith to think that I may have an answer. I check the e-mail address listed above every day, usually in the evening.
26. : People believe that COPD is a death sentence. But I don't see it that way. Conception is a death sentence. Once life starts, it has an end. What you do in the middle part is what counts.
27. : Former smoker of 40 years.
28. : A couple of times a week.
29. : Avelox® (moxifloxacin hydrochloride)
30. : Not that I know of, but it may have been included in a blood test.

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1.  Patricia Gibson, born 1941, female
2.  Atlanta, Georgia.....patti@pattigibson.com
3.  Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
4.  52
5.  52
6.  Pneumonia
7.  yes
8.  X-ray, PFT, blood, EKG, ABG
9.  the pulmonologist....yes..he was very thorough in explaining.
10.  no
11.  Provential....2 puffs/ 4 times a day; Azmacourt...2 puffs/ 4 times a
day;  Nasacourt...2 puffs/ 2 times a day.
12.  all effective
13.  Theophylline 400mg a day;  Claritian 10mg a day; plus an antibiotic.
14.  all effective
15.  Paxil...30mg a day
15.  no
16.  no; no;
17.  no
18.  no
19.  sensitive to heat and cold..to ozone/pollution/ect.
20. no
21.  no
22.  HMO...good coverage
23.  no
24.  yes
25.  ....
26. yes
27. no

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1. William Gibson, 1928, male
2. Arkansas,  wjagib@webtv.net
3. NO
4. 1988. Bypass surgery in Jan. '90, a pacemaker installed in '99 and
diagnosed with heart failure Feb. 2000.
5. bout age 54.
6. Numberless bouts of flu and pneumonia.
7. YES
8. All the routine tests but don't recall specific proceedures.
9. Pulmonologist but in retrospect I'd say I walked away with little more than the diagnosis itself.
10. NO
11. SEREVENT 2 puffs twice daily plus mid-day COMBIVENT (2 puffs)
ALBUTEROL on hand if needed.
12. ATROVENT
13. FUROSEMIDE  40 mg tablet once daily with        POTASSIUM capsules,
10 meq twice daily.
14. FLOVENT  110 mcg
15. ZOLOFT   50 mg tablet once daily
16. I can't recall.
17. NO and NO
18. Have nebulizer but not presently using it
19. YES. Using concentrator which was prescribed 2L 24/7 but average a few hours less. When exercising I use 4L.
20. I get the chills easily and need analgesics to control them.
21. NO
22. NO
23. Have reasonably good private insurance ($200 deductable then it pays 70%) plus have Medicare. That includes prescriptions except that "maintenance" drugs can be had at $14.00 per 90-day supply if name-brand or $8.00/90-day supply if generic.
24. NO
25. YES
26. I'm very glad the EFFORTS group exists and I've found without exception that the members are willing to assist and advise where they can.
27. FORMER
28. Minimally
29. DOXYCYCL  HYC CAPULES  100MG but need two capsules daily. One is insufficient.
30. NO

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1. Roy Giddens, Jr.; 1934; Male
2. Texas; roy@audiocomp.com
2a. No
3. Asthma & Emphysema
4. 47
5. 46
6. Hospital admission
7. No
8. Lung volume
9. Dr's staff; no
10. no
11. Atrovent, Servent, Flovent
12. not the least bit sure on this one
13. Singulair, 1 pill daily
14. n/a
15. no
16. no
17. no
18. no
19. yes; during sleep hours
20. no
21. yes
22. no
23. HMO, yes
24. no
25. yes - email anytime
26. nothing at this time
27. Former
28. yes
29. Have no idea
30. no

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1. :  Philip Gilbert 1948 male
2. :  Alabama glbrtphilipp@aol.com
3. :  emphysema
4. :  51
5. :  45
6. :  weak,sleepy and coughing
7. :  yes
8. :  all sorts of resportory
9. :  Family dr. and several Pulmonologist
10. : yes
11. : spiriva albuterol and advair
12. : advair
13. : none
14. : none
15. : no
16:  none
17. : yes
18. : sometimes albuterol
19. : bedtime
20:  very hot and cold
21. : full time
22. : no
23. : private insurance
24. : would not do surgery at this time
25. : anytime email
26:  still able to play golf
27. : former 4 packs per day ,stopped when dignosed
28. : yes
29. : levaquin
30. : no

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1. :  William Gilstrap, 1929, Male
2. :  Nevada, williamgilstrap@sbcglobal.net,  no
3. :  Emphysema
4. :  75
5. :  73?
6. :  morning cough, SOB
7. :  no
8. :  ?
9. :  RT, yes
10. : no
11. : Atrovent 2 puffs, 3X a day
12. : Albuterol
13. :
14. :
15. : No
Q16:  No
17. : No, Walking, Tredmill
18. : No
19. : No
Q20:  No
21. : No
22. : No
23. : Medicare, Secondary
24. : No
25. : Sure, But I probably cant answer
Q26: 
27. : Never
28. : Yes
29. :
30. : No

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1. :  Don Gimeson 1937 male
2. :  ne. dddumb@juno.com
3. :  emphysema
4. :  56
5. :  53
6. :  sob
7. :  no-not at this time
8. :  xray
9. :  gen pract-no-pulmo later 1-97
10. : no
11. : n/a mdi away from neubilizer
12. : albuterol atrovent
13. : foradil-accolate-tiazam-guiafensen-prednisone
14. : do not remember
15. : alprazolum .25
16. : no
17. : exercise
18. : albut-atrovent
19. : 24/7 3 yrs-varies 1.5 to 2 resting
20. : no
21. : no
22. : was 1-97 full retire now
23. : medicare-part b -bcbs sup
24. : no
25. : email anytime
26. : have oxi-voldine 5000 1000 max-fev-cheapo-drug store-can not move neddle-220 holding finger over hole
27. : former-52 months smoke free
28. : yes
29. : z-pak
30. : no

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1.Donna Gipson, 1952, female
2. Indiana, DonnaEGipson@msn.com
3. asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema
4.47
5. I think 42
6. kept getting ill
7. no
8. x-rays, spirometry test
9. staff at the clinic, no
10. no
11. atrovent-4 puffs twice a day, flovent-3 puffs twice a day, albuterol-2
puffs every hr as needed
12. n/a
13. none
14.n/a
15. St. John's Wort, 3 capsules a day
16.no
17.yes- treadmill and stationary bike
18.no
19. no
20.I feel the cold more than I used to-get cold very easily
21.currently on medical leave from work
22. I get short-term disability from work
23.HMO
24.no
25. yes
26. I do not know what I am doing anymore-this scares me to pieces
27.former
28. yes
29.z-pack
30.no

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1. :  Ruth Glasgow   Female
2. :  Iowa   sassysue52@yahoo.com
3. :  Emphysema/CB/Asthma componet
4. :  57
5. :  not sure but  40
6. :  check up
7. :  no
8. :  Pulmonary Functioning Test
9. :  Doctor  no
10. : yes
11. : spiriva 1 time a day /Advair 2 tmes a day
12. :
13. :
14. :
15. :
16: 
17. : yes,Doctor is sitting me up for it.
18. : no
19. : no
20: 
21. : no
22. :
23. :
24. :
25. :
26: 
27. : former
28. : some
29. :
30. : no

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1. :  Bill Goodwin m, 1938
2. :  Ga.
3. :  Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema
4. :  56
5. :  54
6. :  was sick, chronic bronchitis
7. :  no
8. :  Pulmonary test
9. :  nurse---yes
10. : yes
11. : Advair, Combivent
12. :
13. : diruretic. lopressor
14. :
15. : paxil
16. : not yet
17. : excersising....pulmonary everyone should go
18. : Ultra Sonic     Albuterol-Atrovent
20. : heat
19. : yes   24/7
21. : no
22. : full
23. : Medicare-supplement
24. : no
25. : yes, email
26. :
27. : formet
28. : oh yes, life saver--went to rehad in a wheelchair, now doing 30 mins on threadmill
29. :
30. : no

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1. :  Joanne Gordon  1931  f
2. :  Utah
3. :  emphysema
4. :  66
5. :  60 aprox
6. :  in hosp. for pneumonia, bronchitis, about dead
7. :  o
8. :  xray, & breathing test w/machine
9. :  respetory specialist dr ordered
10. : no
11. : spiriva, albuteral, nebulizerw/albuteral
12. : I don't remember
13. : synthroid 1 aday, allegra, 1 per day, theophylline 2 daily, celebex 1 daily, fosamax 1 per week, baby asperin 1 daily,  b complex +c 1 daily
14. : inhaled albuteral
15. : just going off prozac 1 daily.
16:  predisone, weight gain more trouble breathing.  water pill
17. : yes, didn't get to use till changed dr. used for a few months have list of exercises to do
18. : yes portable, abuteral
19. : yes, 24/7 at 5liters
20:  ehat ,cold sleeplessness  no energy
21. : no
22. : no
23. : medicare +tricare
24. : no
25. : yes any on-line
26:  have great care giver, husband, also total support of children  (6) and grandchildren  coount myself very fortunate
27. : yes former
28. : no, but should do walk
29. : some type of penicillin
30. : no

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1. Marie Gorman, 1938, Female

2. Texas  - mgorman@wans.net
3. No.
4. Emphysema
5. 59, although I am finding out now that doctors knew it years before I was told.
6. 59, although I am finding out now that doctors knew it years before I was told.
7. Shortness of breath, inability to recover from respiratory infection.
8. Primary care physician ordered a chest x-ray.  Pulmonary physician did all the rest.
9. St. Paul Hospital conducted the tests under the instruction of pulmonary specialists.  Sufficient info was not given to me.
10. I guess not because I know have a clue what you are talking about.
11. Pulmicort, Atrovent, Albuterol.
12. Hard to say, sometimes none of them seem to help.  I discontinued the Pulmicort because of side effects although it was probably helping me the most.
13. No oral medicines.
14. None
15. None
16. Pulmicort - bleeding gums, irritation at back of throat that caused me to keep clearing my throat to no avail.
17. None. None.  Finally, after I pitched a fit to know how I could help myself, I was placed in a rehab program for 2 weeks.
18. No
19. No, I need it but am unable to get it.
20. Intolerance to extreme heat and cold, sleeplessness, some claustrophobia and aversion to airplane travel or confined spaces.
21. No
22. Full disability
23. No insurance.  Will qualify for Medicare next year.
24. No
25. Yes, e-mail
26. COPD patients are a forgotten harvest. 
27. Former smoker - quit 8 years ago.  Had previous scar tissue from childhood illness.
28. Yes, as much as possible, which is not much at all.
29. Prednisone??
30. Yes -negative

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1.  Ronan Gould,1943,F
2.  NH; rgould@tds.net
2a.Yes; Ronan Gould,long distance caregiver for adoptive mother
3.  Emphysema
4.  52
5. about 40
6.  feelings of drowning and SOB
7.  yes
8.  can't remember all names of tests
9.  Pulmonology lab;yes
10. no
11. Atrovent;Serevent;Albuterol
12.
13. Synthroid-.1mg;Estratest;Wellbutrin 100 mg;Depakote 375 mg;Lovastatin
10 mg;Lorazepam(ATIVAN)             2 mg
14. Prozac;Premarin
15. Yes;Wellbutrin 100 mgs;Lorazepam(ATIVAN) 2 mgs;Depakote for bi-polar disorder
16. Depakote, lose motor skill on right side in excess of 500 mg
17. Not until this May;walking,bike nordic trak,thread mill
18. No
19. No
20. intolerance to heat,occasional incontinence
21. Full-time
22. neither
23. HMO;so far
24. no
25. yes
26.
27. former
28. yes
29. Biaxin
30. Yes-negative

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1.Mary Graf,* born 1937, Female 
2. Florida  Mgraf@cusave.com
2a. none
3. Emphysema
4. 55
5. 51
6. Leg pain
7. No
8. neurological
9. neurologist, no, rhuemotoligist
10. no
11. albutoral & atrovent 2 puffs 2x daily
12. serevent
13. prednisone  20 mg. daily , theopholine
200 mg 2x daily synthroid 25 mg daily propulsid 20mg 4x daily, humibid 2x daily calcium 1600 daily zocor 20mg daily xanax
50 mg 2x daily restoril 30 mg bedtime Nebulizer _ albutoral & atrovent 4 x daily
14. none
15. xanax 50 mg 2 times daily
16. theopholine - stomach pain , predisone- cushing syndrome, osteoporosis, blurred vision, tremors, mood swings, bruising,  and
sudden onset diabetes.
17. no
18. yes devilbis - albutoral & atrovent
19. yes - 3 liters - 24hrs.
20. yes - intolorance to cold and heat - must have consistant cool temp. to breathe.
21. No
22. No - turned down due to lack of quarters for SSI  (ex-home
makers don't count)
23. private - no , my Cobra will end in August. What then?
24. No
25.yes. phone - 813-856-0405,
anytime
26. I feel that I am being robbed on the SSI  issue and the impending loss of health ins. Drs. see me as a lost cause and do not offer any  hope, order rehab., or try new meds.
27. former
28. I try, but my 02 drops to 74 after 2 or 3 mins. on the treadmill.
29. cipro.

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1. :  Sandy Grace, 1946 F
2. :  Fl. sandyg12121@earthlink.net
3. :  Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema
4. :  56
5. :  54
6. :  constant cold and coughing
7. :  Yes
8. :  PFT..complete
9. :  My Pulmonologist..Yes, very informative
10. : No
11. : Soiriva, MDI albuterol, and Advair 250/50
12. : not sure
13. : toprol xl 100 daily
14. :
15. : not now
16:  n/a
17. : pulmo. rehab..yes
18. : albuterol
19. : n/a
20:  yes..sleeplessness
21. : full time
22. : n/a
23. : Ins. coverage is never suffiecient
24. : no
25. : anytime via question #2..I will answer
26:  I just love EFFORTS
27. : Former
28. : Yes
29. : Zirthomax
30. : No---What is it?

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1. :  Janette Grasso, 1939,  female
2. :  Missouri   gernjan@clas.net
3. :  emphysema
4. :  50
5. :  52
6. :  regular check up
7. :  no
8. :  ABG PFT
9. :  military doctors
10. : no
11. : albuterol, azmacort, spiriva, foradil
12. : not sure
13. : Theophyllicne 200mg 2xday, felodipine 10mg 1xday,diovanHCT/Tab.novaris 160/12.5 1xday, Naproxen sodium 2xday,Zorcor 20mg 1xday
14. : not sure
15. : no
16:  no
17. : short time at re-hab - Treadmill, arm crank - nue-step
18. : no
19. : yes 24/7
20:  no
21. : no
22. : no
23. : medicare and tri-care for life - good coverage
24. : no - evaluation at BJH St Louis - turned down due to coronary artery disease
25. : yes
26:  I have been using Foradil for only about 2 months, like it the best.
27. : former
28. : treadmill and some weights
29. : don't know
30. : don't know

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1. :  Al Green, 1940, Male
2. :  Texas green.al@sbcglobal.net
3. :  Emphysema
4. :  64
5. :  63
6. :  coughing & mucus
7. :  Yes
8. :  e-ways, breathing tests
9. :  VA Hospital in Dallas, TX - Yes
10. : Yes
11. : Foradil, Atrovent, Spiriva
12. : serevent
13. : None
14. : n/a
15. : No
16:  No
17. : No
18. : No
19. : Yes - at night and occassionally during the day. - when needed.
20:  yes, definitely a sleep problem.
21. : part-time
22. : NO
23. : No - I am receiving Veteran Health Care
24. : No
25. : Yes - any time.
26:
27. : yes
28. : Yes
29. : ketek
30. : No

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1. :  Green, RETA 1950 female
2. :  Ohioreta.green@worldnet.att.net
3. :  emphysema chronic bronchitis
4. :  1990
5. :  39
6. :  upper respiritory infection
7. :  yes
8. :  pulminary function test,cant recall what all was given
9. :  yes
10. : no
11. : atrovent 3xday,albutoral 4xday,flovent 3xday
12. : ?????
13. : prednisone
14. : antibiotics without prednisone
15. : 65mg remeron ,125 mg serequel,.5 mg xanax
16. : get thrush from flovent even after rinseing my mouth after use
17. : no
18. : yes-albutoral
19. : 2l at bedtime. daytime also on bad days
20. : heat bothers me worse this summer.can not sleep without anti-depressents
21. : n o
22. : i have chronic fatigue/immune dysfunction symdrome so im disabled full time
23. : aetna-NO QUITE LACKING
24. : no
25. : yes please use e-mail
26. :
27. : yes
28. : no
29. : usually takes a combination of meds
30. : no

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(1)     Ruth Greene - 1945 - Lady
(2)    Texas - gruvygrama@aol.com
(2a)   No - not caregiver
(3)    All of it - COPD/Asthma/Emphysema
(4)    50
(5)    Various/15 to 50
(6)    Chronic Bronchitis
(7)    Yes
(8)    Full range of tests given
(9)    Medical Tech/yes
(10)   Yes
(11)    Flovent Inhaler - 2 puffs twice daily
         Serevent Inhaler - 2 puffs twice daily
(12)   Asthmacort
(13)   Albuteral .083% solution - 1 unit in nebulizer x 4 daily
         Albuteral Inhaler for travel
         Ipratropium Bromide solution - 1 vial in nebulizer x 4 daily
         Singular - 10mg tablets - 1 daily
         Nasonex - 2 times twice daily
         Furosemide - 40mg - 1 daily
         Claritan - 10mg - 1 daily
         Glipizide - 10mg - 1 tablet twice daily
         Metformin - (generic for Glucophage)500mg tablet x 2 daily
        ( Walgreens knows me well)
(14)   All about the same
(15)   Yes - Bupropion - 100mg x 3 daily
(16)   No
(17)   Yes
(18)   Yes (see #13)
(19)   Oxygen 24/7 - At Rest 3 liters/4 liters when moving
(20)  Yes to extreme heat or cold/ sleeplessness/ loss of hair, diabetes &  bloating when on high doses of Prednisone.
High & low doses both increase appetite ... not a good thing.
(21)  No and I miss it a lot
(22)  Have been on Social Security Disability since age 53
(23)  Medicare with Secure Horizons HMO - coverage is not sufficient.
(24)  Was discussed with doctors, researched, will stay with what God gave me
(25)  Available anytime with email (love to hear from you)
(26)  Was always active, worked, owned a business, bowled, etc. Very frustrating now and most people do not understand the depth of this frustration.  I try to do the most I can ...the best I can ... the longest I can with a smile.  Being a widow and "home alone" most of the time can be very scary when you have an "attack".  I have told friends and family if they receive a phone call and can only hear heavy breathing that it is not an obscene call ... just me & they need to do the talking to help calm me down.  I have several friends who (lovingly)call me Lady Huff n' Puff.
(27)   Former wishing I could say never
(28)   Yes as much as possible
(29)   All about the same
(30)   Never heard of it before

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1. :  Shirley S. Greene,1935   F
2. :  NC   <misty65@bellsouth.net
3. :  Emphysema
4. :  68
5. :  50
6. :  Couldn't Breathe well
7. :  Yes
8. :  Spirometer,the 6 Minute walk test & oximeter
9. :  Respiratory Specialist.  It was over so fast, I didn't know what happened
10. : no
11. : Spiriva
12. : Serevent Diskus
13. : Flurosemide,20mg, Zyrtec, 10mg, Captopril,25mg, Lorazepam,  2mg, Zoloft, 50 (all 1 a day)
14. : Corgard
15. : Yes
16:  Yes, to cholesterol, both Zoccor and Prevacol. It made me ache all over , especially my muscles.
17. : No
18. : Yes--Ipratropium- at night only
19. : Yes  24/7
20:  Yes, Don't like real hot or real cold
21. : no
22. : no
23. : Yes
24. : no
25. : Email
26:  I hate being on oxygen
27. : Former
28. : Not nearly enough
29. : Z-pack
30. : no

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1. :  Vicki Gregg, 1965, F
2. :  Tennessee
3. :  Panacinar Emphysema
4. :  41
5. :  41
6. :  shortness of breath
7. :  Yes
8. :  Spirometery, ct scan. lung biopsy
9. :  pulmonologist
10. : No
11. : Advair 250/50, Sprivia
12. : n/a
13. : Singular 10 mg
14. : n/a
15. : Effexor 75  and remeron 15 mg
16:  No
17. : yes I attended rehab for 3 months
18. : No
19. : 4 liters 24/7
20:  intolerance to heat
21. : Now disabled
22. : full
23. : HMO - I wish they offered more for rehab
24. : currently on transplant list
25. : Contact me by email
26:
27. : Former
28. : Alittle
29. :
30. : Yes

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1. :  Trish Griffin, 1955, Female
2. : 
Arizona, jtlhc@aol.com or trishjames03@frontiernet.net
3. :  All 3
4. :  48
5. :  46
6. :  couldn't breath
7. :  yes
8. :  PFT, CAT Scan, X-Rays
9. :  Hospital/Pulmonary Doctor.  Not sure.
10. : no
11. : Spiriva, Advair (500/50), Albuterol (17g)
12. :
Singular
13. : prednisone 50 mg per day, antibiotics
14. : antibiotics
15. : no
16:  diabetes, eye sight problems
17. : breathing exercises
18. : yes. pulmicort, albuterol, ipratropium
19. : no
20:  all of the above plus extended abdomen
21. : no
22. :
On temporary disability; to be reviewed in 2008
23. : 
No insurance  

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1. Dave Griggs, 1946, M
2. Michigan, (Upper Peninsula) dave8052@yahoo.com
3. Emphysema, Asthma
4. 45
5. 40
6. Shortness of breath
7. Yes
8. Pulmonary Function Tests
9. Respiratory Therapist, Yes
10. Yes - Albuterol was given during the pulmonary function tests
11. Advair 250 diskus. Atrovent & Albuterol inhalers 
12. Intal
13. Guafenix LA 600mg 2xday as needed for congestion.
Prednisone burst as needed for severe breathing problems (very seldom any more). 
14. Singulair, Intal.
15. Yes; Paxil 40mg day, Wellbutrin SR 100 2xday
16. Yes; Paxil reduced libido, Wellbutrin made me jittery at 150mg
17. No, Dr. suggested walking or stationary bike - told me exercise would help extend quality of life.
18. Yes, when I'm having a few days of problem breathing, I switch from the inhalers to the nebulizer. Albuterol and Ipatropium Bromide
19. Yes - 2L at night and during exercise
20. Intolerance to hot and humid weather
21. Presently on sick leave. Disability retirement will be effective July, 2002 
22. Was determined eligible for disability by Soc. Sec. as of Jan 2nd. 
23. Private insurance, coverage OK
24. No
25. Yes
26. Thanks to all the folks that make this web site and newsgroup possible. 
27. Former smoker
28. Yes - exercise bike or walks. Use small weights and do stretching exercises. 
29. Avelox
30. No

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1. :  pat grigsby 1944,female
2. :  texas,grigsby0603@aol.com
3. :  asthma,emphysema
4. :  58
5. :  probably 50
6. :  flu (turned out not to be flu)
7. :  no, 1st met plumonolgist in ER last year in 2004 when I could not breath
8. :  x-ray, breathing,walking
9. :  hospital and Dr.  Hospital gave me some reading material and a tel# to call if I had questions. The nurse wanted to visit but my insurance said no.  My insurance did however allow a resp. therep. to come to my home for 4 visits
10. : no
11. : advair-twice a day  combivent-if away from home and needed
12. : I have been on and off so many I can't remember
13. : crestor- 1 tab at bed time, lotrel 1 a day.
14. : ?????
15. : no
16:  no
17. :
18. : duoneb
19. : yes at night
20:  no
21. : retired
22. : no
23. : yes
24. : no
25. : yes
26:
27. : former- quit last sept after being in ICU
28. : yes but not enough
29. : can't recall, only taken antibiotics for it once
30. : no

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1. :  Deborah Griswold, 1954, female
2. :
3. :  Emphysema
4. :  44
5. :  36
6. :  severe shortness of breath
7. :  yes
8. :  PFT
9. :  a RRT, no
10. : yes
11. : Advair 500/50 twice daily and Spriva once daily, Albuterol as needed
12. : seravent, flovent and atrovent
13. : none
14. :
15. : yes, paxil CR 25 mg
16:  none
17. : yes
18. : only as needed albuterol
19. : yes, 24/7 2l
20:  incontinence, sleeplessness
21. : yes, full time
22. : no
23. : insurance through work
24. : no
25. : yes
26:  I enjoy reading the emails. I glean from them and it encourages me to do my best.
27. : Former
28. : yes
29. : Leviquin
30. : yes

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1-Marie A. Groat 1931 Female
2-NY-norcnty1@klink.net
2a-no
3-emphyzema
4-59
5-40
6-shortness of breath
7-not at first
8-allthe test for breathing
9-hospital rehab
10-no
11-atrovent,asmacort,maxair-2puffs 4times a day
12-?
13-prednisone 9mg a day-theo 600mgs a day
14-?
15no
16-shakes from all the puffers
17-some
18-no
19-yes-2/12lts 24/7
20-incontinance
21-no
22-no because of medicare
23-yes+medicare-yes
24-yes
25-e-mail
26-?
27-yes-former
28-some
29zethromax
30-no

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1. Ellen Louise Gruver-Magee. 1930, F
2.  Nevada,
LMagee@LVCM.com
3.  NO, Self

4.  Emphysema
5.  About 1995
6.  71
7.  NO
8.  Heart Stress Test; Pulmonary Function Test; Arterial Blood Gas Test; Lung XRays
9.  My Primary Care Physician ordered them and the Dr. in charge of the particular laboratory directed the tests.
10. NO
11. Atrovent every 6 hours,  Albuterol every 4 hours as needed, Acidphex for heart burn and hiatal hernia, and Azmacort MDI (haven't received the script filled yet.)
12. Unknown 13. Zoloft 50 mg per day, Ditropan XL 10 mg per day, Acyclovir 400 mg 2 times per day, Avapro 150 mg per day, HCTZ (diuretic) 12.5 mg once per day, Hydrocodone 10/500 mg every 6 hours as needed for pain, .81 mg of aspirin one per day
14. Unknown 15. Yes, Zoloft, 50mg per day. 16. Yes, Neuronton 300mg. caused swelling of legs and ankles.  stopped using it and swelling has r
eceded.

17. NO NONE
18. No
19. No
20. Yes
21. No
22. full disabiltiy at age 58 for other illness and not emphysema at that time.
23. Medicare HMO
25. Yes, by phone 1-702-515-0290 or by e mail or by snail mail at 7949 Quail Breast Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89131.
send to Louise Magee. 26. Do not know any.
27. Former
28. No
29. Have taken several in the past. Cannot remember all the names now.
30. NO


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1. :  Bob Guida, 1941, male
2. :  Illinois  usnva172@yahoo.com
3. :  Emphysema
4. :  57
5. :  56
6. :  hacking cough, couldn't bring up anything
7. :  yes
8. :  chest x-ray & pft
9. :  doctor, yes
10. : no
11. : foradil, 2 puffs/day
12. : azmacort
13. : none for this condition
14. :
15. : no
16:  no
17. :
18. : yes  duoneb 4 times a day
19. : concentrator all night and daily as needed
20:  cold
21. : no
22. : full
23. : medicare   yes
24. : no
25. : email any time
26:
27. : former
28. : some
29. :
30. : no - first in family to get it

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