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Just a rant.

I am fed up with this illness. Nothing makes me think more than I will be glad when my day comes. For me life sucks, family deserted me. I am sorry if I made anyone feel uneasy. My rant is over.

  1. Hello . I understand how you feel. This disease can cause some lonely times. Have you tried any of the Zoom groups? It really helps to see people when talking to them. They really helped me feel less isolated. International Breathe Easy Group on Facebook is one of them. They have weekly meetings via Zoom, including a singing group and learn how to play a harmonica. Both are great for our lungs. I hope to see you there!
    Carol (moderator)

    1. Hi again, Bob - I'm sure once Carol sees your inquiry, she will respond and then you will be certain to which group she was referring.
      In the meanwhile, we do have some published material, right here on, which focuses on accessing support groups. For your convenience, here is a link to several of those articles:
      I hope you will find the information is helpful in a practical way.
      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator

    2. Yes it is! It’s a great group with people from all over.

  2. Thank you

    1. I can relate. This year, for the very first time ever, no one came to visit over the holidays. Not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, and they are not coming for New Year's either, I'm pretty sure. So, I feel ya. Also, for the first time ever, I did not do the traditional cooking (I've always been the chief cook in the family, at least since my divorce in 1984). No one to feed, and no money to pay for it. I did make phone calls, but they didn't call me. Oh, well. I am well and truly on my own, with nothing to distract me from my COPD. I have also not felt very well, so the isolation has been complete. But I will endeavor to persevere. I will make it turn out different in the coming year.

      1. Thank you

    2. Hi again, Bob, nice to see you continue posting here in our online community again. I remember you signed on back in 2020.

      In reviewing all your posts, I see what a difficult time you have been having. For convenience, here is a link to your previous posts and many conversations that have transpired between our COPD team members and you:
      My heart goes out to you! Perhaps you can take some comfort in the reply to this, your latest post (above), from my colleague, .
      Please know, we are all here to help you in any way that we can. If we can assist you with anything, please let me or any other moderator / team member know.
      Warm regards,
      Leon (site moderator

      1. Thank you

      2. You're very welcome, Bob!
        Please keep in touch here and let us know how you're doing. As I said - we are all pulling for you! There is an entire community here at and also on our COPD Facebook platform, which understands exactly how you feel and knows, too, what you are going through.
        Please feel free to frequent our online communities as often and for as long as you like.
        Wishing you well,
        Leon (site moderator

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