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The Yard

I mow the lawn. It’s a pleasant nearly-summer evening, I have an hour or two of free time; let’s do this thing. The machine drones on as I go round and round and round; looping broad circles in a sea of green. The noise drowns…Continue Reading

Nebulizers for Asthma and COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is not a single lung disease but a group of diseases. Emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthmatic bronchitis are the primary diseases that make-up COPD. Obstruction to airflow, which interferes with normal breathing, is the main characteristic these diseases share. COPD…Continue Reading

Janus in Fragments

After some unbloggable unpleasantness last week, I thought at least I knew what January had in store for me this year, but no! Simone, not content to confine herself to one illness at a time, has both CROUP! and pneumonia. This is not the you-won’t-even-know-I’m-here…Continue Reading