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sorry. I am feeling better. It was the heat wave I think.
breathing better and my knee pain has lessend,this helps my mood which helps my overall health.
Hello 1949Kathleen, I am glad to share my story with each of you. Being a newly diagnosed COPD patient myself, I completely understand the desire for more information. It’s a scary reality to be faced with, but I can honestly say that between my doctor, the internet and this community, you’ll find an enormous amount of knowledge is readily…
I hear you on that. I quit coffee caffeinated drinks long time ago. Decaf, lots of water and really not a big soda drinker. Smoking is my enemy. Working on a support system. I quit for 2 yrs. One weak moment was all it took. I will never stop trying. Thank you for your insight. I appreciate it.
Hi again, 1949kathleen and welcome (again) to our online community. If we can assist you in any way, please be sure to let me or any other moderator/team member know. We’re glad to have you as a member of our community.
If you haven’t as yet, you may also want to register on our (free) asthma website: asthma.net/register. All the best, Leon (site…
Hi 1949kathleen and thanks for your post. You will find the more time you spend in our community, the more you learn about COPD. You will see that you are not alone. I thought you might find it helpful to look through any of these articles which are designed to assist you in managing COPD: https://copd.net/navigating-life-with-copd/. Welcome…
Look at you, WillDoe! – doing laundry, changing the bed linens and napping! All good things!! And planning your socialization, too. Keep up the good work!!!
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PhylisD. Thank you so very much for your support
Hi Prabha and thanks for your question. Many community members have spoken about being on supplemental oxygen and being able to travel. There are portable cylinders and portable oxygen concentrators. Depending on the kind of traveling you’re planning while help determine which type of device you will need. I thought this article might provide you…
If you are on oxygen, how do you travel?
Thank you for your post, Stanley;
Someone, somewhere, is worse off than I am. I needed to hear that.
I’m doing laundry this morning, I plan on changing the bed then taking a nap. I have to rest up for game-night these days! Being around people, cannula and all, is important for me. It helps keep me stable, avoid self-pity and to keep my sense of…
Good for you and your wife! I was just recently diagnosed, and had some similar concerns, and am getting a second opinion very soon. Your post helps validate that I am on track, and as a ‘newbie’, that is a huge help. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It makes a huge difference!
Thank you so much for posting this! I am new to all of this (was just diagnosed with asthma/copd May 31). My primary care Dr. and I decided we wanted a second opinion, especially regarding treatment. I begin my appointments with this week, so this is very timely!