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sgbl88 posted:
How do you all manage to neb while at work? My office is shared with 2 others at the moment. One has submitted a letter of resignation, but I will still have on office mate who is my boss.

Thanks,
God bless.
Sonya
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end... Ye shall seek me, and find [me]
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coughy16 responded:
You can't just use your inhaler while at work? If you absolutely have to use the neb, I would just talk to the other people & let them know. Maybe you could try it & see if it disturbs them? If so, maybe there is a conference room or something where you can go so as not to disturb others?
 
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deluxehd responded:
Here are a few thoughts: you should have breaks and lunchtime available. Are you talking electric or battery operated? I also agree with Judy and talking with the other office members about your neb needs and possible locations. When I was working, they used to let me neb as needed and had an extra office I could sit in.

Hope all is going well at the new job.
Debbie
 
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sgbl88 replied to deluxehd's response:
Thank you, Sue and Debbie.

I do use my inhaler sometimes, but it isn't as effective when I am flaring. I had laryngitis which has now gone to my chest. It isn't really bad, but I know I would be better off if I could neb more often. I am on pred for five days. The good news.... It had been 9 weeks since my last pred. That is a record for the last 2 years.

I really don't want anyone except my boss knowing about my asthma, and he doesn't know everything and won't. I don't really want to use the conference room. I will if I have to though.

God bless.
Sonya
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end... Ye shall seek me, and find [me]
 
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abbymay16 replied to sgbl88's response:
I have a solution. I have one of the Omron Micro air portable battery operated nebs...it makes NO sound. It will run a vial of neb solution thru is about 4-5 minutes and its small enough to carry in your purse...comes in a case a little bigger than one for sunglasses.

Since the newly formulated inhalers don't work for me, I had to find a viable option and this has worked wonders. And Insurance paid for a large chunk of the price for mine.

I understand how you feel about anyone not knowing but I have just accepted asthma is part of my life and if I have to use the inhaler or neb I use it as an educational moment.

Just a thought.

Mattie
Vive Bene, Spesso L'Amore, Di Risata Molto (live well, love much, laugh often)
 
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bresky replied to abbymay16's response:
Hey Sonya

I understand your concern it sucks. Everyone at work for me knows I have severe asthma and what to do if I have an attack. I used to try and hide it but have learned this is much more safe. And like Mattie said it is very educational I have taught alot of people many things. Although the sound of the new portable neb is awesome. I might have to look at it.

Bre


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