My mother was diagnosed in 2003 with emphysema, COPD and chronic bronchitis. She immediately quit smoking and was prescribed medications and emphysema treatments that would slow the progress of the disease. The doctor did not hesitate letting us know that the disease was terminal.
I began researching emphysema, COPD and chronic bronchitis but always ended up at a pharmaceutical web site. It seemed they had the…Continue
Posted on September 22, 2011 at 3:56pm
In the months following my mother's diagnosis with emphysema I had complete faith in her doctor. After all, she had been seeing him for a number of years and he seemed nice and quite knowledgeable.
With the continued deterioration of her condition I was losing that faith not only in her doctor, but in the medical industry as a whole and…Continue
Posted on August 17, 2011 at 4:00pm
"An army marches on its stomach." A quote attributed to both Napoleon and Frederick the Great. Regardless of which one said it we can apply the principle to the unknown pathogen army. The unknown pathogen is certainly thriving in the lungs of emphysema patients at least partially because it has a food supply so I decided the first think I would do is try and take the food supply away.
Posted on August 15, 2011 at 1:00pm
My mother was diagnosed with emphysema and COPD at the beginning of 2003. Although signs of the disease were not yet visible I knew what was coming. I had worked in a hospital admitting department before and during college and remembered admitting the patients diagnosed with emphysema. With each admission they appeared a bit more disheveled, exhausted and emaciated until I eventually no longer saw them. I knew they had succumbed…Continue
Posted on August 12, 2011 at 2:04pm