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Welcome, Newcomers to COPD.net!

Welcome, Newcomers to COPD.net!

Hello and welcome!
Whether you’re newly diagnosed, new to COPD.net, or want to find out more about what you can do on this site… then this post is for you!

“What information can I find on COPD.net?”
First, there are specific articles that can be helpful when you’re in the diagnosis process, or trying to learn more about the condition:

“What activities can I be part of on COPD.net?”
What can you take part in on this site? Well, there’s a whole lot of things to participate in here – with more coming soon!

    • Post in our forums if you have a question or want feedback from our moderators and/or other community members.
    • Make your opinion heard by voting in our weekly polls.
    • Stay up to date on the latest articles from our contributors! Browse their work here.
    • Tell YOUR story, too! Be heard by your fellow community members, and keep us posted on how you’re doing! Share your story here, by clicking on the grey button that says “Click here to submit your own story”.

Looking for something specific?
If you didn’t find what you were looking for, feel free to use our search option! You can find it by looking in the upper, righthand corner. It’s a light blue box that says “Search COPD.net”. Just type in a key word for what you’d like to find, and click “Go”!

We’ll be thinking of you!
We truly hope this was helpful. Please know we welcome you to visit us any time you’d like information, support, or connection with others! Also – we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to give us feedback in the comments below.

Comments

  • ambernick
    3 months ago

    Hi I am dealing with several problems at the moment, l am currently fighting demons from G. A. D as well as the other stuff. I get seriously anxious about the fact that I have a walking frame, l suffer from leg weakness, & am can’t work! I am only 57.

  • Barbara Moore moderator
    3 months ago

    Your story does not fall on deaf ears here Ambernick. I too, had to give up my job much earlier than I was ready to. I had to give up my business too, a brutal blow after 12 years of hard work. I am so sorry for your situation and hope you find some useful information on our site. Barbara Moore (Site moderator)

  • Lyn Harper, RRT moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi ambernick – I’m sorry about the anxiety you suffer from. It can be paralyzing at times and effect every part of your life. I really feel for you. I hope you have a doctor that you trust and can help you with that.

    It’s understandable with what you’re going through at such a young age to have anxiety over it.

    Sometimes it helps to battle one thing at a time. You’re definitely doing the right thing by educating yourself about COPD and trying to get that under control. You may begin to feel a little better if you can get the upper hand over COPD.

    We’re here to help.

    Regards,
    Lyn (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 months ago

    We hear you, ambernick, and appreciate your candor here with out online community. If there is anything we can do to assist you further, please let us know. Wishing you well, Leon (site moderator)

  • Fred B
    1 year ago

    Hi Guys.!i hope this finds you all as well as can be today.Im new again to this site so hoping to finds some new friends to share our gugly common denominator of COPD. I guess more than anything i need others who can relate to tell me its OK. Ive been real sad and discouraged lately and find myself thinking VERY unhealth thoughts(WHY BOTHER). Anyway(sigh) I now it is what it is but I find a heck of a time just accepting it. Have a good day OK?

  • Barbara Moore moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi Fred B, it is not an easy road to follow but each one of us gets a little more done each day. I hope you find lots of useful information of the site to help you through your day. Barbara Moore (Site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi again Fred B. You have come to the right place. COPD is not easy to adjust to, that’s for certain. We have an entire online community that understands this and knows how you feel. I’m also hopeful you will find your way around our site and get to know other community members who share similar experiences.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    This is a great little introductory article with all the tips and guidelines to help newbies and even all of us on how to take full advantage of the site.
    What a good idea this is!

    Regards,
    Leon (site moderator)

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