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37 with copd and empsemia

Got diagnosed with copd and empsemia and 6 years and following on from that 4 years later my left lung collapsed and after trying to reinflate it 3 times surgeon told me I would lose most my left lung to save me. Since.then my health has detriated so much. Have no family or friends to help or talk to and feel so alone .

  1. Oh - Markb, please don't feel so alone!! I have been so heartened with by the stories and people on this blog!!! They've taught me so many things that they can't even know that they did!! They've taught me how to get over having to be on oxygen and various ways to manage that. They've taught me that we do not have a death sentence or expiration date until we're actually gone!! They've help me feel like a welcome member of this community.

    We are all struggling - just like you are. I'm sure if you use the search function and some keywords that make sense to you, you may find an answer or two.

    God bless us!!

    1. Hi @lindanevillem, and thanks for lending your own support and encouragement here. We also appreciate you sharing your personal experiences here with the community.

      It's gratifying for us (as a community team), to read your kind words. You candor is very much valued.

      Please know you are always welcome here!

      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    2. I agree with you! Thank you for being so open.

  2. Hi again, @markb37, it's our pleasure.

    Warmly,
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    1. Thank you so much

      1. Hi @markb37, and welcome. You've certainly come to the right place. We, as a community, are all about all things COPD and COPD related. We have an entire community here who understands how you feel and knows what you are going through. I think you will find one is rarely, if ever alone here.

        If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let me or any other moderator / team member know.
        You are always welcome here!

        All the best,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

        1. Hi Leon and everyone else that has left a comment about my post.

          I've lost so much since my first diagnosis and the past 12.months has been the hardest .

          I was homeless and living in my car and had no one or nothing to my name Due to no fault of my own due to my ex partner having an affair.

          Just feel alone and lost and this illness is so horrible in every way it snatches your life away .

          Mark

        2. Hi @markb37 - we hear you. I am sorry to hear of the challenges you have and are facing based on your recent relationship. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let me or any other moderator / team member know. We are here to listen and lend a sympathetic ear.

          Please know, you are always welcome here!

          Warmly,
          Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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