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Living with COPD one day at a time. Get tips and read about living and coping with COPD.

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By Janet Plank - January 15, 2018
This article took a lot of thought. I have other health issues aside from COPD, and one compounds the other. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what’s causing what. My husband and I... READ MORE

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By Janet Plank - January 12, 2018
Those four words I’m hearing more and more. It doesn’t matter whether the COPDer is Stage 1 or Stage 4,  so many struggle with tiredness and exhaustion, confusion, depression, pain, body parts not... READ MORE

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By Janet Plank - January 8, 2018
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight Walking in a winter wonderland Screeeeech, as I imagine the needle of an old... READ MORE

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By John Bottrell, RRT - December 29, 2017
As many of you know, COPD is an extremely complex disease. Whether newly diagnosed, or extremely experienced, it’s important to be aware of the common symptoms. Below are the ones noted in... READ MORE

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By Janet Plank - December 26, 2017
Before being diagnosed with COPD, I had been sent from doctor to doctor. It seems that what was going on in me was more than my original diagnosis of exercise induced asthma. Allergies... READ MORE

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By Janet Plank - December 15, 2017
The holidays are something that used to be so exciting. We’d visit different relatives and the food was never ending. We’d have turkey for the next two weeks! Eventually, the holidays would... READ MORE

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By Michelle Vincent - December 13, 2017
It’s a beautiful autumn day and I wander through the tall grass. My breath catches but I’m grateful I can breathe. I find the spot I’m searching for. I’m getting tired but... READ MORE

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