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  • By Stephanie Huston Keymaster

    How do you fight the heat and humidity of summer?

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  • By Mary Werderitch

    I pretty much stay inside with air-conditioning. Any suggestions?

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator

    Hi Mary and thanks for answering Stephanie’s question to the community. That is a perfect way to avoid the heat & humidity in the summertime, by staying indoors where it’s air conditioned.
    We have also heard that when folks ‘need’ to go out, they reduce their exposure by trying to go out early in the morning or late in the evening once the heat and humidity have dissipated.
    You may want to check out our Facebook page, Mary. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/copddotnet/
    The thread that is posted there on “heat and humidity”, you’ll be able to find here: https://www.facebook.com/copddotnet/posts/1757874907803860?comment_id=1757980944459923&ref=notif&notif_t=share_comment&notif_id=1467409700569505
    All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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  • By Rene1949

    Hi ! I’m brand new here. I’m Rene1949. I have, I am told, COPD/Emphysema end stage. No, I don’t agree. I ‘ll detail my condition another time. I haven’t much time before company comes today so I wanted to get this posted first. How do I fight the heat and humidity of summer ? Well, besides that wonderful a/c, I spend time in our pool. It’s not a big expensive thing. BUT, I can sit on the bottom and be in the water up to my neck .. all day ! I have my travel oxygen with me, although it’s not always in my nose. When needed, I use it. When air quality demands, I wear a surgical mask. I have a chair-umbrella that is hooked to the wood frame, keeping me in total shade the whole time I’m in the water. I have a 6″ battery-operated fan that, if needed, is aimed right at my face. I keep plenty of cold water for drinking and watermelon cubes to prevent dehydrating. I am in the process of creating a partially submerged float to sit in/on to read my books. Right now, I kneel in the water and prop my book on the wood frame. Now I hope this helps somebody else. My company is pulling in the driveway so I have to stop. Have a Happy Independence Day, Folks, and make it a safe weekend ! Breath Easy !Seeya’s ! Rene1949

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator

    Hi Renee and thanks for taking the time to let us know how you handle the heat and humidity. We’re glad you found our community – you are always welcome here. Hope you had a great day with the people who were visiting you and wish you a Happy Holiday as well.
    We’ll look forward to your continued participation. Warm regards, Leon (site moderator)

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