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Hello…Happy May to you….Today I am going to tell you about Pulmonary Fibrosis and why I have it and what it has done to me…
Pulmonary Fibrosis is a progressive lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred deep in the lungs.  This scarring is called Fibrosis.

When the scarring forms, the tissue becomes stiff and thicker..This makes it harder for oxygen to get into the blood stream..Once the lung tissue becomes scarred THE DAMAGE CANNOT BE REVERSED.

There is NO CURE . Life expectancy is three to five years.  A person with Pulmonary Fibrosis eventually may be short of breath even at rest. Pulmonary Fibrosis is considered a FATAL disease.
Well……that’s not much fun is it?   Now you know why I named this The Deadly Wreath.   I don’t want any pity or sadness only happy thoughts and prayers.     When I  got this, I was hit full force and started to wear oxygen immediately and will till my last breath…

Now…”Let me count the ways this oxygen drives me crazy”

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I have about 50ft of hose attached to my face (actually in my nose) I can move around pretty good with it until I am walking down the hall and Bradley decides to sit on it and I come to an immediate stop with it about choking me.   I don’t know why he loves to sit right in the middle of it…I have enough trouble trying to keep from getting it stuck on everything myself….

Now, the next thing I want to address is this 3 to 5 year nonsense.   When I  lived in my house I had two neighbor ladies that were 85 and active…so, that was my goal to live to be 85.    I know my physical condition is getting worse by the day, BUT…it is not my decision when I  die…This is up to the Lord…who knows what He may still have in store for me.

I am going to stop here and rest….I have so much more I want to talk to you about.  Are you getting tired hearing from me?  Hope not..Blessings to all of you. .

28 thoughts on “The Deadly Wreath – Post # 9

  1. Hi Brenda (Gail) and Bradley! I am from Iowa…yes, that corn state with all the pretty grass, cows, and pigs, and vast amounts of farmland to farm. I must admit I have shed some tears while reading this article, but at the same time, I have great respect for you and how you choose to live your life. Your MIL quarters as you call it, is beautiful…you take good care of it and your daughter and SIL are so good to have that available for you so that you have someone very close by you. I never got children so when my parents are gone, I will be alone in life, with no quarters or people around me. I feel sad about that sometimes, but it is God’s will and he knew how my life was going to be before I was ever conceived. I have rescued a wonderful sheltie boy and he is the best company…he stays right by me at all times and doesn’t really like to go outside because I don’t go with him. We make quite a pair, much like you and Bradley. He is so cute as well and many people I know have that type of doggie and they are good ones too. I just wanted to take a moment and tell you that I wish they had put a warning label on the burlap…and to this day I have not seen one, for you and all the people that like to work with burlap…it does turn out pretty wreaths, but oh my what damage it does to the lungs. I truly believe it is worse that people that smoke and their lungs. I thank you for sharing your story and I do hope that it is getting shared enough that no more people will suffer from this lung condition. I also wanted to tell you that you will be in my prayers from now on, along with all my acquaintances and friends, that have asked for them or need them. I do hope you will continue with your story if you are up to it, and it helps you also by talking about it. I wish you and Bradley and all your family many blessings and I will continue to do so in my prayers. With love and many big hugs, Deb and Smokie (my 4-legged boy)

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      1. Enjoying your blog, hate that you are ill but thankful for the warnings regarding burlap. I recently bought some burlap rolls at the dollar tree to make a small wreath and had never heard of using a mask when working with burlap. I will definitely take heed and wear one. I will be praying for you.

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  2. Hello Gail,

    I came to you blog from a Facebook post. I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading all of your blog posts and I wish you all the best.
    May the Lord Bless and Keep you always.
    You will be in my prayers.
    Holly.

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  3. Dear Ms Gail: You do not know me, but I know your story, as I just finished reading your entire story on line, shared by another lady, who is in the same wreath group as I am in. I want to tell you, how truly sorry I am that this tragedy has happened to you! I so wish you had this knowledge before!! So sad, doing something you love, something you have such talents for and passion for, only to have it go this way! 😦 I am new to making wreaths, and have not tried a Burlap one, as stunning as they look….but will think twice before I do and if I do, I will invest in a face mask! Thank you Ms. Gail for taking the time to write this and sparing everyone else….. you are a very brave and strong lady!! I am very confident your words will continue to speak volumes, especially on ” Pulmonary Fibrosis” disease. I can only hope that you and your beloved “Bradley” have many, many more days a head! God bless! ((hugs)) P.S. Please continue to write your blog…you have a true gift there to! 😉

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  4. I’m so sorry our wonderful hobby of wreath making has caused you to be so ill. Thank you for sharing your story, no telling how much suffering you will prevent! God Bless.

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  5. WOW! Such a sad story, but I can tell by your writing that you are in good spirits. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have made some wreaths, but no where near as many as you have. Will certainly take caution from burlap or may not even use it. Your house was beautiful. I can only imgainr how difficult it was for you to have to leave it. However, you are fortunate to have another place to keep you and your pet safe and comfortable. I love your good spirits and your faith that God will guide you and do his will. Take care and may God Bless you!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your life with us! I too am a crafter and had no idea about the burlap. I’m so sorry that the thing that brought you joy also brought you such sorrow. You are lucky that you have your family to support and love you!! I will keep you in my prayers. Take care!

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  7. Hey Miss Lady, I came across your post from Facebook also. I really enjoyed your blog. I have learned so much from you this day and please continue to write. I had to learn to walk again also from a botched back surgery tho. It teaches you about gratitude. I also have a husband and a thirteen year old daughter who is the proud mother of a boy shitzu named Cinnaman. His name is Cinnaman not Cinnamon. My daughter named him when she was 8 years old…
    So looking forward to hearing from you tomorrow and blessings to you Ms. Gail.

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  8. Hi Gail. I Thank You for telling me about this. I am so sorry to hear about your health. Please know you are in my prayers. I also am stuck to 50 of hose. Had to move from my home to a settled environment for older people. My daughters thought it would be best. I also have aides and nurses. I do love making wreaths also. I will make sure I get mask from my nurses. I do want to live, but I don’t go anywhere I have to pack up so much stuff, walker oxygen just best if I stay at home. I really hope to go out for a Mothers Day dinner. You take care. Lannie from Kentucky.

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  9. I will keep you in my prayers. My father passed away in 2015 from pulmonary fibrosis so I am quite familiar with what a horrible disease is. It hurt to watch my hero, best friend, and strongest man I knew wither away. God bless you.

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  10. Bless you and thank you for sharing! I am so sorry you cannot do your beautiful work any longer and will keep you in my prayers. Enjoy every second!
    Delana

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  11. I’m not getting tired of your sweet words either… you may not know many where you are now, but myself included, I think you have an online community of friends now. Please just tell us how you’re doing each day, I’m here to listen! As far as this burlap goes, I wonder if there’s a way to bring this to someone’s attention, to include a warning label… it’s no different than a smoking label, food label,… and this effected you so quickly, without any doubt there needs to be a warning!
    Have a good day, I suppose it is morning so good morning to you! I’m hoping for a miracle for you!

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  12. Ms.Gail,
    I found your website through a post on Facebook. I just wanted to tell you how admirable it is that you are working so hard to share your story so that others may be spared from suffering. Praying for you!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am into crafts but I have not tried the wreaths. Your story is very compelling and now knowing your story, I am going to tell my other crafting friends about you because they do make the wreaths. Why is it that a tragedy has to happen before know about possible dangers? There are warning labels on everything! Except when they are not and tragedy strikes. I love reading your story and I will check back in next week for another chapter. Hang in there because as you said, only God know the hour and day, so don’t hasten it. I will be praying for you because I know personally prayer works and God is still in the miracle business. I hope you make it to 85 and well beyond.

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  14. love your story and I also live now with copd and so hard to do what I did a year or so ago. I hope to hear more of your story. and a few times I also worked making a few wreaths from burlap from a Walmart. I hope we all or someone can figure out how to make a warning tag to be placed on all burlap .

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  15. Gail, I found out that I also have this disease!
    15 years of making wreaths, only 2 with Burlap…
    I’m so crushed!
    God bless you, keep writing…

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  16. God is in control! I want to make wreaths, thank God l learn this about burlap. The Hands of Jesus is on you,you will live a long life.

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  17. Thank you for this tip about burlap. I am a long time crafter and had no clue about burlap and pulmonary fibrosis. I do know about PF though, as my grandfather had it for 15 years. He outlived the doctors predictions and I know it was because of his strong leaning on the Lord. Only God knows how many days we have and we are blessed with everyday that we do have. Continue to put your faith in him and may you be blessed with peace.

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  18. Just read all your posts about the deadly wreaths. I will be sharing your message! Thank you for sharing it with us. How terrifying. I know how popular burlap is! Please keep writing. I will be reading. Much love to you and Bradley!

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  19. Gail, So Sorry to read your story! I am a Wreath maker myself and I stumbled about your story by accident last year. I work with Burlap and I now wear a mask when working with it and I tell others to research the Deadly Wreath. I am going to share this on my page, making others aware. God Bless!

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