Profiles: V
Deceased members noted with *

 

1. :  Della J. Valentine, 1963, F
2. :  Michigan, dmaylone@comcast.net
3. :  Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, and now Emphysema.
4. :  36 was told I had the lungs of a 75 year old
5. :  34
6. :  Was treated for Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis for years but now a sharp pain in my right upper back prompted a x-ray then CT
7. :
8. :  x-ray, CT
9. :
10. :
11. : advair 500 2 x day, albuteral 2 puffs 4x day, nebulizer xoponex, albuteral, atrovent.
12. :
13. :
14. :
15. : Zyban and xanax
16:
17. :
18. :
19. :
20:  incontinence, much intolerance to cold weather.
21. : Was just told to quit work due to emphysema.
22. : no
23. :
24. :
25. :
26:
27. : yes smoke trying to quit.
28. : I walk at least a mile 3 x week.
29. : levaquin
30. : no, but I asked my Dr and he said give him the info because he has never heard of it.

 

1.  Bill Vallad, Jr.1947,male
2.  IN,mcval@netusa1.net
3.  Chronic Bronchitis and end-stage Emphysema
4.  48 years old
5.  47 years old
6.  Shortness of breath
7.  yes
8.  Pulmonary Function Tests, blood work, ABG'S, x-rays, oxcimitor, and breathing test that I don't remember the name of.
9.  Pulmonologist and SSyes
10.  I don't remember
11.  Albuterol17 grms.  As many times as needed.  Flovent 220 mcg 2puffs BID
12.  Serevent and Atrovent
13.  Humibid LA 2 tabs BID
14.  Humibid LA
15.  no
16.  no
17.  Pulmonary Rehab-treadmill, bicycle, the stepper as tolerated
18.  Yes,  Proventil
19.  no, it doesn't seem to help me at all
20.  Intolerance to heat, incontinence, sleeplessness, day and night sweats, anxiety attacks
21.  NO
22.  Full disability
23.  yes BCBS, Medicare-primary.  NO
24.  NO
25.  yes, just about anytime
26.  During the pulmonary rehab classes, everyone had O2 on.  I felt as if it didn't help me at all.  I took mine off and did just as well.  I was the same with O2 off or on.
27.  Former
28.  no
29.  Levaquin

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1. :  Harry W. Vanderhule 1932 M
2. :  NY Hvan652@aol.com
3. :  Chronic Bronchitis,Emphysema
4. :  57
5. :      ?
6. :                    sob
7. :     Yes
8. :  PFT's
9. :  Pulmonary Tech.   Yes
10. :    ?
11. : Spiriva,Foradil,Flovent220
12. :   ?
13. : Claritin
14. :   ?
15. : Citalopram Hydrobromide 20MG
Q16: 
17. : Pul Rehab Hospt. Walk -Weights
18. : NO
19. : Yes-Sleeping,Exertion,Exercise
Q20:  Heat-Cold
21. : Retired
22. : Partial
23. : HMO-Yes
24. : NO
25. : Yes
Q26:  None right now
27. : Former Quit 20yrs ago
28. :   YES
29. : Cipro
30. :   ?

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1. :  Leta Varga  1933    female
2. :  Florida    Vargalee@bellsouth.net
3. :  emphysema
4. :  69
5. :  69
6. :  My  regular MD recommended Pulmonologist .visit
7. :  yes
8. :  oximeter overnite , spirometry, x-rays
9. :  Pulmonologist.....yes
10. : No
11. : Spirvira daily  18 mcg, albuterol, serevent 50 mcg 2/day
12. : Atrovent
13. : theomop 300 mg
14. : no others
15. : No
16:  No
17. : annual pulmonary  rehab  arm $ leg strengthing types
18. : no
19. : 2 ltrs 24/7  for the past 3 yrs
20:  nothing unusual
21. : retired
22. : no
23. : medicare, tricare for Life and yes it is sufficient
24. : No.  I would like to have LVRS  but am considered to old
25. : anytime
26:  I probably had emphysema yrs before doctors said so.  I have a very strong constitution and never paid any attention to SOB, my only symptom
27. : Yes
28. : go to Gym mon, wed, and Fri for 1 hr
29. : Have yet to have upper respiratory infection
30. : no...I smoked for 60 yrs...that tells the story

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1. Jeanette Vielhaber, 1931, Female
2. Ohio - vielhaberj@aol.com       
3. Emphysema
4. 63
5. 60
6. SOB, went to emergency room, was stabilized and referred to my family doctor.
7. No
8. I don't recall any.
9. It runs in my mind that the family doc put me on proventile, serevant and later azmacort when it came out. But, I don't remember any tests.
10. No
11. Atrovent - 2 puffs 4 x a day, Serevent - 2 puffs 2 x aday, Flovent - 2 puffs 2 x aday
12. I can't say.
13. None at the present.
14. Doxycyclene
15. No
16. A couple of years before diagnosis, I had chronic bronchitis and was prescribed ceclor. Broke out in hives. I was put on fosamax and developed an ulcer. Put on miacalcin and reacted with body aches, was on singulair and had insomnia, itching, flu-like symptoms.
17. At the time I was diagnosed there was not a rehab for pulmonary patients. When I finally went to a pulmo a year after diagnosis, he gave me the tape "Chairobics" which I did faithfully 3 times a week for about 6 months. Then he added 30 minutes walking 2 days a week. After about a year of this the rehab clinic opened and I started going there two days a week. I have been going for 5 years now. I walk the treadmill 15 min. twice with weight lifting in between. I am unable to do the other machines because of arthritis.
18. Yes. I have albuterol for it and use it 4 times a day.
19. Yes. I started out with 2L just for exercise two years ago in January. I am now on 3L 24/7.
20. I have always been intolerant to heat and cold, I have incontinence, sleeplessness when on prednisone which lingers for some time after I have stopped the prednisone. My biggest problem is my skin from prednisone and Flovent.  I am always bruised, have skin tears and very discolored. I have recently developed scalp problem-excessive flaking- which I think is connected somehow.
21. No
22. No
23. I am on Medicare and also have secondary coverage from my husband's company. It is sufficient.
24. I tried to have lung reduction and was turned down as my E is diffused.
25. Yes.
27. Former smoker- 7 years cessation.
28. Yes
29. Levaquin seems to help me the most.
30. Yes I was tested and it was negative.

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1. :  Wendy Vigil  1950 F
2. :  Co   msmoose@frii.com
3. :  asthma, CB and Emphysema
4. :  46
5. :  40
6. :  Lack of air
7. :  Yes
8. :  x-ray and PFT
9. :  Pulmo doc, lots of info
10. : Nope
11. : Combivent, Flovent, Albuterol
12. : Don't know
13. : pred 7mg, fosamax, lisinopril
14. : Don't know
15. : Nope
16:  shaky from the albuterol
17. : Yes, I go to rehab 3x week plus home exercises
18. : occasionally, duoneb
19. : yes, 2L 24/7
20:  Yes to all
21. : stopped 03/05
22. : yes
23. : private insurance, coverage is alright
24. : NO
25. :
26:
27. : yes
28. : yes
29. : Levaquin
30. : Yes

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1. :  Gerard De Vignat.  21/07/1941 Male
2. :  Belgium. gerard.de.vignat@skynet.be
3. :  Chronic Bronchitis &Emphysema
4. :  1st Diagnosed in 2002
5. :  53 +
6. :  Virus that I could not shake
7. :  yes
8. :  Scan, respiration and effort
9. :  My lung specialist...... yes but love to gain more
10. : yes. With Spiriva
11. : Seretide and Spiriva....duovent for urgency
12. : Serevent
13. : Medrol at 4mg, Lasix and others for the heart
14. :
15. : No.
16. : The only one that has reality given me a problem is the combivent, which burns my eyes.
17. : yes.....but unable to do any.
18. : only a simple for the combivent, but have not used it for several months
19. : yes...1.5 l for the night, 2.5l for the day and 3.5 when active
20. : only to cold, and extreme heat.
21. : No
22. : Full
23. :
24. : No
25. : any time
26. :
27. : Former
28. : Little
29. : augmentin....depends what for
30. : No

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1. Carmine Vitello born 1958 male
2. 3 hoose blvd. fiskill ny 12524 cvitello@aol.com
3. emphysema/asthma
4. 35
5. 34
6. pneumonia...at hospital
7. no
8. x-ray... cat scan
9. pulmonoligist  at hospital  ...no
10. yes
11. azmacort 4x a day... provential ...when needed
12.i dont remeber
13.thyphylline  150gm 2x a day .... zyflo 600mg 2x a day
14. none
15. no
16.sulfa drug to treat an infection  ... experianced  sob had to be admitted to hospital 17.yes ... after volume reduction surgery
18. yes... polmomate ...atrovent and albuteral
19. no
20.extreme heat and humidity and severe cold
21.no
22. fulltime disability
23. hmo    ...yes
24. .. volume reduction surgery/ was evaluated for lung transplant ..waiting for results 25.yes any time
26. although i have copd and lung reduction surgery and evaluated for lung tx.... i feel i may not need it... still very functional although have some limitations.                      
27.former smoker
28.  none
29.biaxon for infection and prednisone

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1. :  Ann Viverito, 1933, Female
2. :  NY,   anniev@optonline.net  
3. :  Asthma, Emphysema
4. :  70
5. :  67
6. :  Had an Attack
7. :  yes
8. :  Lung scan, stress test, echo cardiogram
9. :  
10. : yes
11. : Combivent, Advair
12. : none
13. : 
14. : 		
15. : Paxil 20 mil
16:  no
17. : no
18. : no
19. : no
20:  sleeplessness	
21. : no
22. : N/A
23. : private insurance, Medicare, yes
24. : no
25. : 
26:  
27. : Former
28. : no
29. : Allergic to all antibiotics used so far
30. : no
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1 George Voedisch*, 1930, male
2  Wolfeboro, New Hampshire     voedisch@juno.com
3  emphysema
4  64
5  62
6 sob-self hospitalized after inhaling fumes from crazy glue
7 no I researched my problem in the local library, found a pulmonologist in the yellow pages
8  %SAT with exercise (finger oximeter), & PFT
9  pulmonary techie-no
10  albuterol
11  albuteral-2 puffs/6hrs or 2puffs/4hrs as needed
     atrovent-2 puffs/6hrs
     flovent- 3puffs/2xday
12 don't know
13 mrvacor for cholesteral....no others
14  N/A
15  no0
16  no
17  yes....walking, etc.
18  no
19  yes    1L/min for sleep...2.5L/min for exercise or work
20  can't breathe very cold or hot air...go to Florida Jan through April.  Incontinent when panic sob, so try to pre-plan activities to prevent panic breathlessness.
21  retired
22  no
23  medicare...irate that medicare has raped my coverage...now have rationing, MD's who don't care and are incompetant.
24  no
25   yes
26 have 2 older siblings never exposed to smoke who have "severe Asthma"
27  former
28  yes, on o2 I do 50 pushps, 20 trunktwists, 15 sit-ups and do 10 flights of stairs or 20 minutes walk each day 29 water

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1. :  Leland G Vogel, 1938, M
2. :  WA, huffin-n-puffin@bigfoot.com
3. :  Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
4. :  59
5. :  55
6. :  unusual abdomen problems
7. :  No
8. :  X-rays, EKGs, ECGs, Cat-Scans, Treadmill Stress Tests, Blood Tests, Blood Gas Tests, PFTs,
9. :  Dr. Bruce Buchanan, FACP, FCCP +, Yes
10. : No
11. : Flowvent (2 puffs 2x daily), Foradil (2x daily) and Albuterol as needed (rarely)
12. : all rx were effective
13. : All only as needed =10MG Prednisone, 325mg Quinine, 40mg Ferosomide, 10mg Loratadine, 10mg Montelukast, 100mg Doxycycline Hyclate, 2.5mg Lisinopril, 10mg Doxipin HCL, 20mg Simvistatiin, 200mg Theophylline
14. : Used correctly, all were effective
15. : No
16:  THeop[hylline = makes me hyper, keeps me awake,  prednisone makes me surly
17. : Post LVRS = pulmonary Rehab, treadmill, leg and arm weights
18. : No, except flare-ups
19. : Yes, about 10% of the time
20:  heat above 85 or cold below 38, sleep pattern demands naps
21. : Retired, Disabled
22. : Permanent Disability
23. : Treatment via VA - very good - Excellent
24. : Open Chest LVRS = 10/08/2002
25. : Yes, at any time, any media form
26:  I am happy, healthier, looking forward to a longer, more improved life - eagerly help other COPD patients
27. : Yes, 35 years, quit = 1993
28. : Yes, treadmill, weights, stretch band, exercise ball
29. : Have not had any todate
30. : Not that I know of, but possibly

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1. Linda vonk-1945-female
2. Ca.-lrvonk14@yahoo.com
2a.no
3.asthma and emphysema
4.age 44-asthma-53-emphysema
5.age 44
6.chest discomfort-colds and allergies
7.no
8.x-rays-pulmonary function tests-peak flow meter
9.Primary care doctor-yes
10.no
11.atrovent-four puffs-twice a day-albuterol-as needed
12.none
13.volmax
14.volmax
15.yes-lithium-for bi-polor disorder-300mg three times a day.
16.asmacort-weight gain.leg cramps,swelling
17.yes,but was moved to cardiac rehab and am doing ok in it.
18.yes,albuterol
19.yes,concentrator at night-2 liters-oxilte-2 liters as needed in the daytime.
20.incontinence,intolerance to heat and air quality.
21.no
22.full-but for bi=polor disorder and heart problems.
23.Medicare-yes
24.no
25.yes-e-mail
26.I have learned to take one day at a time and treasure every moment.
27.former-quit april 22,1999,the day they brought the concentrator and oxygen to my home.
28.light,also in cardiac rehab until end of October
29.levaquin-does the job and does not hurt my stomach,lke some of the other ones.
30.no

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