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The sixth sense … do you or maybe others you know have one?

The sixth sense … do you or maybe others you know have one?

Contributed by Bob Rawlins, oxygen user and consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~  We are taught very early in life that there are five basic senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. People have written about them. Artists have painted about them. Rembrandt, around...

More stuff … on dealing with your lung disease

More stuff … on dealing with your lung disease

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ There are simply too many aspects to dealing with wimpy lungs to put in one blog post. Consequently, here are a few more ideas to make your life a bit better. KEEP THE HOUSE CLEAN Do the cleaning when you are...

A fork in the road …

A fork in the road …

Contributed by Bob Rawlins, oxygen user and consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~  Yogi Berra, famous baseball catcher with 10 world series rings and well known for his “Yogi-isms” would say, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Obviously, that is close to impossible,...

Clinical trials

Clinical trials

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ If you have done any research about your disease, you have likely run across promotional material about clinical trials. What are they all about? Should you get involved? Clinical trials are utilized by medical...

VACATIONS … does the body and mind GOOD!

VACATIONS … does the body and mind GOOD!

Contributed by Bob Rawlins, oxygen user and consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~  You need to change the scenery every once and awhile. I have been vacationing quite a bit this summer and it does so many things. It helps you relax, eventually, LOL. But pay attention to your...

Sanskrit rules

Sanskrit rules

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ Rules for being human handed down from ancient Sanskrit You will receive a body. You will learn lessons. There are no mistakes, only lessons. A lesson is repeated until it is learned. Learning lessons does not end....

Feeling alone?

Feeling alone?

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ It is easy, sitting there with your diagnosis and your oxygen cannula, to feel alone. (Or your cane or your wheelchair or your chemotherapy treatments. Choose your particular demons.) Your friends are out somewhere...

Victory!!!

Victory!!!

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ When a patient and/or a caregiver is faced with a chronic disease such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it is awfully easy to fall into the trap of seeking a cure! Any cure! This is not a modern...

As long as you are alive, YOU LIVE!!!

As long as you are alive, YOU LIVE!!!

Contributed by Bob Rawlins, oxygen user and consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~  Easier said than done, you ask? And I respond with, Why? How Come? What is better than living, getting up every day, and enjoying what is right in front of you? If you just look at one side of...

How we got here …

How we got here …

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ Seven years ago, if you'll pardon the expression, my lungs were on their last legs. I was still doing an hour a day on the treadmill, but it was at 9 to 10 liters of oxygen. I was on the transplant list with St...

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