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    not a donut Kevin Winn's Avatar
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    Peace and comfort to you, sir. Thank you for the update!

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    Bless you, Ivan.
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    Saying prayers for you and your family.

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    Hi folks - Thanks for all your messages. I more or less decided today that i'll get back to my weight training regime,just to see if that might help to ease my breathing by stretching my chest wall. If it doesn't,i'll stop. The very warm weather that we've had over the past week hasn't helped any. It's been like trying to breathe through a warm,wet blanket for all of us !. Thank goodness some cool,fresh air has kicked in at last - long may it continue,
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    Over here on our side of the pond has been brutal, My Mother also has COPD, as does My Dad in Alabama-now that's some heat, they are a having a tough go, as is another Uncle who has that-and he never smoked a day in his life!

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    Great to hear from you Ivan. Best of luck.
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    Thanks for the update Ivan - even though I never met you personally, I very much enjoyed your posts over the years. I truly hope you "beat the odds" and enjoy more time than usual, with peace and comfort. I will pray for you and your wife.

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    Keep on being your good self, Ivan. I hope you have a good day and know that your contributions here have been appreciated and will continue to be. Please keep posting and stay in touch. I've valued what you've brought to our community.

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    Still thinking of you Ivan, wish you the best. We're all pulling for you
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    Thanks for the update, Ivan. All the best to you.
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    I hd been wondering how you were getting along. So sorry to hear the chemo didn't get good results.

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