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Explaining COPD To Family and Friends

...Most family and friends want to understand what COPD really is.  Some even stop and listen long enough to get a good idea of the symptoms, but really... it is difficult to explain it all to them. My mom talked about it to some of her friends and family, but over time, she stopped talking to most...
Explaining COPD to Family & Friends

Expert Answers: Explaining COPD to Family & Friends

...One thing that can be very challenging when it comes to life with COPD COPD is explaining the condition to our family and friends – especially... if they don’t know anything about it! So, we asked our experts for their thoughts on the following question: How do I explain COPD to my friends...
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COPD and Relationships

.... Poll Hear From Others… Want another perspective on COPD & Relationships? Hear what our advocates have to say! Help your friends and family... understand Remember to say “I love you” My initial thoughts as a caregiver Poll Share Your Thoughts How do you explain COPD to your friends and family? Weigh in...

COPD, A Family Disease

...When I was first diagnosed with COPD I heard the phrase “COPD is a family disease.” Over time, and talking with COPDers and family, as well as other support people, I came to understand it. We COPDers can go through so many things. Those who are near the COPDer can see how COPD is affecting...
The Frustration of an Invisible Condition!

The Frustration of an Invisible Condition!

...Has anyone ever said to you, “You look fine, it’s hard to believe you’re sick!” or something similar? Many people in our community have expressed their frustration with COPD being “invisible” in that you can’t necessarily see the symptoms and challenges...

Always Something To Be Thankful For

... have the morning slows. Scrolling often brings smiles as I see some of my friend’s morning greetings. There are some that share smiles, others... family and friends. I kiss my husband goodnight. Saying goodnight to another day, I look forward to the adventures ahead. As I begin another new day...

Celebrating Family Caregivers!

... administration as “a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.” “Family members, friends, and neighbors devote... do not have to go it alone. Ask for help, whether from other family members, friends, your parish or caregiver support groups. The Caregiver Action...
Explaining COPD to Children.

Explaining COPD to Children

...Explaining COPD to young children can be overwhelming. If the children are very small.. like mine were, you know that they won’t fully understand, and the last thing that you want to do is scare them. However, talking about it around them will keep this from becoming that “big mystery no one...

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly fa la la la la…

... want to ruin their day, especially with family and friends joining the celebration. He decided to just call an ambulance. He didn’t want to be a bother..., they were family and friends. Dinner will wait until everyone leaves the hospital. He was going into ICU. They knew they wouldn’t all be able to see him...
Tell the World One Thing About COPD.

If We Could Tell the World One Thing About COPD

... are oversimplifying or over generalizing your COPD. There’s a lot we want to say to our friends and family, but there’s also a lot we wish... may need to make major life adjustments. However, even the most significant changes may be able to be managed with the support of friends, family...

How to Ask for Help

...? This wasn’t something easily done in my mind. “The key,” my friend told me, “is that people actually like to help. They want to help. By reaching out... getting sick is). So wouldn’t they feel the same about me? “Now,” my friend advised, “you can’t just call someone or post on social media...

8 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About COPD

...I have now been a respiratory therapist for 21 years. During these years I have taken care of many people with COPD. Some I have even gotten to know quite well. It is through these experiences that I have compiled this list: 8 things I wish everyone knew about COPD 1. You can live a long, productive...

I’m fine thanks

...Hello. I got so fed up with explaining to friends and some family how I was feeling that I just say, I’m fine thanks. My wife doesn’t...