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Action Plan

HI folks Just got home from hospital where I learned after having receive emergency I.V. and inhaler facemask to inhale yet more drugs that when your doctor gives you a home action plan to take when you first notice a problem like a cold coming on that the thing that makes you action plan work is the first word ACTION. Also learned that there is no such thing a slight cold when you have copd . Ended up taking action plan medication when I got home which would have probably would have saved me a trip to hospital and a lot of discomfort .Just passing along some information that we all know but sometimes forget.

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  • loissully
    3 months ago

    last year I spent 51 days in hospital due to copd exaberation.had to learn to walk again very tuff road with copd.Am on 02 24/7 and get very winded while walking.Have to watch your carbon monoxide levels,too much 02 will make you tired and zombie like. doing pretty good with my zpap machine sleep like a baby!

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi loissully and thanks for joining in the conversation here. That was quite a lengthy hospital stay you shared with us. Sometimes, it can take a considerable amount of time to ‘bounce back’ from an acute exacerbation as you described. It’s good to hear you’re doing so well with the CPAP machine you use at night. Getting a good night sleep goes a long way towards helping you to manage this condition. Wishing you well. Leon (site moderator)

  • abilenehilo
    4 months ago

    Good advice on following what our physicians think best as well as developing an “action plan”. I keep Mucinex handy for when my chest congestion worsens and it helps.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi abilenehilo and thanks for joining in the conversation. We appreciate you sharing what works so well for you! Wishing you the best, Leon (site moderator)

  • Janet Plank moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi garrys, thank you for sharing. ACTION plans are so important and I’m grateful for the reminder, because, yes I do forget. I’m sure others will appreciate this as well.

    I’m glad that you noticed and treated your cold right away. I hope you are feeling better.

    Janet (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi garrys and thanks for this update. We appreciate you sharing what you learned during your last hospitalization with the community. The more you know about your condition, the better able you will be to manage it in concert with your physician. I hope you continue to do well. Leon (site moderator)

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