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Have been diagnoses with COPD . . .

This was quite a surprise to me as I had quit smoking 45 years ago. Have been an avid tennis player for over 40 years, and within the past year have found it difficult to play more than one set. Tennis has always been my exercise. Cannot tell you how shocked I was when I received the news that I only had 66% of lung function. The Doctor said I should come back in six months. Then the appointment was postponed twice. Now I have an appointment with a new Doctor and hope he/she can provide me with some options on how to deal with this. Surely there is something we can do be it breathing exercises, or what I do not know. Thanks for any comment on how to handle this problem. Take care . . .

  1. I was just wondering how you're doing? Have you seen the new doctor yet? There is so much that can be done to slow the progression of COPD and it definitely starts with having a good healthcare team to work with.
    The fact that you've been an avid tennis player is certainly going to work in your favor!
    Please let us know how things are progressing and how it went with the doctor if you been there.
    Best,
    Lyn (site moderator)

    1. Thank you so much for sharing with us. When is your new appointment scheduled for? Please let us know how it goes afterward. There are definitely steps you can take to improve your quality of life and breathing. Since you mentioned it, here is an article on breathing exercises that you might enjoy: https://copd.net/living/better-breathing-exercises Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the day. - John M. (COPD.net Team)

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