What would you share with others who are newly diagnosed with COPD?
Comment your learnings, tips, resources, or (non-medical) advice here to support others going through it 💙
Barbara Moore Moderator
Practice Mindfulness and Relaxation. Get your mind set to exercise, practice good nutrition and keep you mind positive. The rest of your life is right in front of you. Barbara Moore (site moderator)
positivity is the only way to cope. As much as is predictable with COPD, depending on other health conditions, my normal changes frequently. It's just my present new normal and I cope as best I can. I have love, hope, my religion and this group to assist
Janet Plank Moderator
No one has a crystal ball, to know how long their life will be. This is your journey. Live it to the best of your ability. Exercise, eat nutritious meals, take your medications as prescribed, as well as oxygen if it's prescribed, see your doctor/s as needed and have a support system. Build memories along the way.
Janet (site moderator)
Even though I had watched my mother and grandmother with COPD and was starting to show signs myself, I still got depressed after I was officially diagnosed. It takes time to come to grips and create a new, positive conversation with yourself. Even though I can't do all the things I thought I'd be doing at this age, I am challenging myself to get creative with what I can do and not spend too much time being frustrated with what I cannot do. Create yourself everyday.
Leon Lebowitz, RRT
Hi kathylw54 - and thanks for lending your own support and encouragement here. We genuinely appreciate you sharing your own personal experience and outlook when it comes to coping with and managing this condition.
I especially like your outlook - a positive outlook and 'can do' attitude can go a long way towards managing one's COPD.
We value your feedback and input.
Keep up the good work!
All the best,
Leon (site moderator)
I have too much creativity in my head and I can't stop creating. Lol
Keep in mind, if you were just diagnosed with COPD today, you are no different than yesterday. Now you know why you sometimes you are suddenly out of breath. Learn everything you can about this condition here, on various FB groups and my favorite COPD360. These groups consist of people like you and professionals that can help you get thru the many concerns you may encounter on your journey. //ed