Uncle Jim’s next adventure (doctors … chemo … and now radiation …)

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ Palliative: adjective (of a medicine or medical care) relieving pain without dealing with the cause of the condition. Palliative Care – Care afforded to a patient of a chronic disease to offer comfort and an increased level of quality of life. This kind of care does... Continue Reading →

Do you want it easy, or do you want a life???

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ I recently wrote an article titled, “Required reading for caregivers, family, and friends of lung disease patients.” It dealt with the terrible misunderstandings, the lack of knowledge among caregivers, family, and friends of what the lung disease patient is going through. The main thrust of the... Continue Reading →

Required reading for caregivers, family, and friends of lung disease patients ~ Part 2

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ During the years when I was losing my lung capacity, (20 years from the time that I quit smoking to the day of my diagnosis), my ability to do stuff gradually diminished. It was so gradual that I really had no idea what was happening. We had friends... Continue Reading →

Required reading for caregivers, family, and friends of lung disease patients ~ Part 1

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ Over the years, I have written about a lot of subjects related to COPD, lung disease of other kinds, and the processes that the patients and their caregivers experience. However, there is one subject that I have not addressed directly. I have tip-toed around the edges... Continue Reading →

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