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By Edi Mesa - January 9, 2018
I turned 25 in the first week of December! My gosh! I am officially a whole quarter. I was sick on my birthday so I celebrated at home with my family. I... READ MORE

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By Edi Mesa - January 8, 2018
I don’t think there are many people who get excited to become admitted into the hospital, I know I don’t. When allergy season comes into play, we might find ourselves going to... READ MORE

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By wally2 - January 4, 2018
Hello all, Over Christmas I have been getting more and more out of breath, so rang the doctor and he left prescription for antibiotics plus steroids. The problem I have is my... READ MORE

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By PeterCox - January 2, 2018
I didn’t realise I was suffering from this condition for a long time. I had what one could describe as a bit of a bad time of it!!! For a long while... READ MORE

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By Madison - January 2, 2018
I would like to know if anybody else feels like there is something in their lungs that is crawling. It can be painful at times, it is a very weird feeling. Usually... READ MORE

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By Edi Mesa - December 26, 2017
I went to TJ Maxx today to buy a black scarf, we can never have to many of those. I walked in, my boyfriend set Woody (portable oxygen) in a cart and... READ MORE

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By Ridingsolo1 - December 19, 2017
I was about 30, when I started my symptoms. I lived in Germany at the time. I often had pneumonia. The doctors had no idea what was wrong with me. So I... READ MORE

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By swbder - December 13, 2017
I have asthma and COPD – it is hard to breathe air in or breathe air out. I just found out 3 weeks ago I also have cancer in my left lung.... READ MORE

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By Nellie123 - December 13, 2017
I’m a 78 year old man who smoked for 47 years and worked in a very smoky environment for 30 years. I quit smoking at age 58. I played senior softball since... READ MORE

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By Linhe - December 11, 2017
I was diagnosed with both about 11 years ago. I was told it was severe when I asked what stage I was in. Over the past few years I’ve had pneumonia about... READ MORE

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By probbo - December 11, 2017
I was told a few years ago that I had COPD. I couldn’t come to terms with this news and still carried on smoking cigarettes. I was not thinking about my family... READ MORE

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By sverona - December 7, 2017
I have COPD! Just found out I have lung cancer! Just in my right lower lobe. I am actually glad I had a COPD exacerbation. They did a chest CT and found... READ MORE

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By PrincessFiona60 - December 4, 2017
Background of my current crisis: I’ve known for years that I would get COPD, I smoke, have quit several times and have always started back up. I’m currently in smoke phase. Shrek,... READ MORE

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By stac63 - November 15, 2017
I first became sick back in about 2007. I am 54 years old now, and I’m dealing with emphysema and stage 4 COPD. I spend many of my days at home as... READ MORE

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By Edi Mesa - November 10, 2017
I’ve gotten slower, more tired and less able. It is infuriating, humiliating and dehumanizing. I am angry at myself but I’m more angry at my lungs. I hate them with all I... READ MORE

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By kimismail - October 30, 2017
My husband has just been diagnosed with COPD, we have just been through a tough time. They drew fluid from his lungs and started coughing up blood after not being able to... READ MORE

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By Waterboy491 - October 26, 2017
I am an ALPHA 1. This is a genetic (inherited) condition. It affects about one in every 2500 people. My Geno type is MZ and am at level 112. What does this... READ MORE

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By wolfsister003 - October 23, 2017
Worked in ball bearing factories for 41 years – 28 as a tool maker. Smoked for about the same amount. Have emphysema and fibrosis – nothing like a double whammy. Took up... READ MORE

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By Ponyboy - October 13, 2017
Hi, I’m 55 years old and was diagnosed with COPD in 2014. It was a very confusing time as I had gone to the hospital, thinking I had pneumonia (I did), but... READ MORE