Hi kind2creatures! Actually I'm about the same....hanging in there...but I figured everyone was probably tired of hearing me complain so was giving you a break.
I've had to turn my oxygen concentrator up a little to 7.5 liters from 5, and that bothers me. Also the redness and swelling from edema on both feet and legs is stubborn and nothing I do seems to make much difference. I heard a perfect description of my symptoms the other day which is leading me to believe it may have more to do with cardiovascular disease than respiratory, but is most likely a combination of the two.
I do a lot of reading about minerals like magnesium, sodium bicarbonate, potassium and calcium because of the side affects of the diuretic drugs I have to take for the edema. One medication played with the kidneys and storage of sodium. But I can't retain what I read very well now. I just started using Nascent iodine with distilled water in my nebulizer yesterday, so we'll see how that goes. My mouth is so dry from diuretics all day and especially when I wake up in the morning.
Well, anyhow, I'm still here! Thanks for asking about me.