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Old 11-12-2009, 04:38 AM
 
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I want to thank everyone who has replied. Waterlily, are you dealing with breathing issues? and if so are you on oxygen? Oregon attracts me for several reasons besides the altitude. I like the mountains and the water and both are available there. I'm presently on oxygen 24/7 and would like to get off at least part time even if only for the day. I grew up in Iowa and know the temps get to extreme and there is alot of humidity. I was surprised to hear Boompa say she was doing well at that altitude in Az. I would have guessed that was to high and too hot. I'm glad you are doing well and hope you continue to do so. Are you on oxygen?
Thanks again for all the help. Now that I'm on the mend from this cold without having to go to the hospital maybe I can get on her more often.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Doesn't the thinner air at 4,650 elevation aggravate your breathing problem, Boompa?
Not really, I live right down the road from Tombstone, where Doc Holliday went for his TB. The dry air is the trick.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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Just make sure you have no problems with the dust in dry climates before moving as it drove me crazy in neveda and arizona with mild allergies.Never seen anything like it really.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Just make sure you have no problems with the dust in dry climates before moving as it drove me crazy in neveda and arizona with mild allergies.Never seen anything like it really.
That's why I don't live near Phoenix or Tucson. Where I am is the wettest place in Radarzona. It's a little remote but really nice
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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My husband has very bad Emphysema and is on oxygen we need to move away from Texas. Can anyone tell me where a good place for us to move so he could breathe better.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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It all depends on the patient. Some do well in dry climates and others do well living on the seashore. I tried the NC seashore and it was great until the summer tropical humidity rolled in. I moved back to the TN mountains. A neighbor, another COPD, went to AZ this past summer and says his breathing was never better. I think the allergy factor is a major concern and may be the reason why some do well in one type of climate and not well elsewhere.

If you can I suggest trying renting short term at you selected locations and pick the one best suited to your situation.

BTW, as for myself I find keeping my home at a humidity of 40-50% is best for me. I also have two good air cleaners and change my HVAC filter on a regular basis.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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I weould thin your specailist wold have this type infomation or a natioanl assocaition site.I would think anyoen being on oxygen I a low altitude would have alot of problems as altitude goes up with the thinner air.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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The U.P. of Michigan is the best place you can live in the Country for breathing problems. We are wedged between 2 bodys of the worlds largest fresh water lakes. They filter the air. I would pick a local near Lake Superior, like in Marquette , wher we have the top 100 rated Hospital system in the US.

many folks live here for this reason , and , if the winter is bad for them , they go south for a few months. Northern NM. is a great winter get a way.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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From the research that I've done, he shouldn't be in any elevation higher than 3,000 feet.

So far, NC is the only place I've found on the East Coast that fits the bill where climate is concerned.

What bothers him the most is extreme cold and humidity. Hot and dry are great. Rain is okay, as long as it's not for weeks at a time.

I read somewhere that the Piedmont area of NC has a climate that does not get out of control at either end of the thermometer and/or the humidity. Only, I have no clue where that is!
I live in the Piedmont area of NC and whoever said there is low humidity here was totally off base. It is extremely hot and humid in the summer. This summer has been oppressive. I'm originally from Southern New England and the humidity here in NC is much worse. That being said, Fall and Winter are glorious!
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I live in the Piedmont area of NC and whoever said there is low humidity here was totally off base. It is extremely hot and humid in the summer. This summer has been oppressive. I'm originally from Southern New England and the humidity here in NC is much worse. That being said, Fall and Winter are glorious!
Go on up to the Blue Ridge, it getts a whole lot better as you climb in elevation. Anything above 3,000 ft. is OK. I lived at 4,000 and for 18 years we never used our AC more than one or two days a summer. The Piedmont is the pitts, way too hot and humid for comfortable living.
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