You know it’s coming as soon as you see the boxed chocolates and candy hearts hit the aisles at the supermarket – Valentine’s Day. Has your mind been wandering to a special someone lately? Do you feel as if your lung disease gets in the way of passion and romance? This month, we are taking a closer look at how lung disease affects relationships and providing some helpful tips to those having difficulty with intimacy. Read our blog Sex and COPD to learn more.
We’re also bringing you an amazing patient spotlight. Nashville resident Sherry Bauer recently returned to Lung Institute for her second stem cell treatment. We were able to sit down and discuss with Bauer how she has progressed, and how she’s feeling today. We hope you enjoy the interview below. Our patients inspire us each and every day.
Lastly, Lung Institute is a proud sponsor of the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb 2014 taking place this March in downtown Tampa. Continue reading to see how you can get involved. Have you been treated at Lung Institute and would like to share your treatment story? We would love to feature you in our next edition. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may be thinking about that special someone a little more often and your mind might be wandering to the subjects of sex, love, and intimacy. Every relationship defines love a little differently. To one person, the act of showing meaningful affection might mean a night out on the town, and to another it might mean a quiet evening spent indoors and a playful wink from across the room. However you and your partner choose to show and feel love, embrace it.
Sherry B., a Nashville, TN resident and Lung Institute patient, suffers from COPD. Recently, Sherry returned to Lung Institute for a second treatment, and we had the opportunity to sit down with her and discuss her progress since her first treatment and how she is feeling today.
“I have seen some small improvements. I am now able to sit and talk without oxygen for as long maybe as 3 hours…before, I could not. I can go to a movie and take (the mask) off my face. That to me was just awesome,” Bauer said.
“My recovery time is quicker. Before, say if I got up and did something without the oxygen, it would take me 20 to 25 minutes to recover. Now, I can recover in 5 minutes. That may not (matter) much to some people that aren’t aware of your situation, of what you go through every day, but it is good. To sit 5 minutes instead of 25 minutes is good to me.”
Lung Institute is a proud sponsor for the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb 2014! This unique fundraiser is the 9th largest stair climb for the ALA, with over 1,000 participants and a fundraising goal of $222,000!
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