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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. So sorry to hear you are alone
    In all of this
    I shall pray mark as i know how
    Lonely and isolated it can be if you wish to chat please contact me
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    1. I feel sad for ur situation. You are definitely off to a very rough start and very scary I'm sure. I do have family etc. But I find they don't really understand. But those with COPD BRONCHITIS EMPHYSEMA etc. Do understand. Seek out groups like this. Do lots of research and get to know about this disease. Understand how it effects you. Then do for yourself like noone else can. It's baby steps every day. Good luck!


      1. Hi warenf1159 - thanks for joining in here and lending your own support and encouragement. We appreciate both your input and your feedback.
        All the best,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    2. 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.

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

      Warmly,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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