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By Bruzzi - May 26, 2017
It was after heart surgery that I found out I had COPD. That was 8 years ago. Prior to that I would get out of breath going up hills. Had no idea... READ MORE

By Jnaphys - May 26, 2017
I am a 69 yrs old diagnosed with COPD, asthma, and emphysema in 1992. I smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day until I was in my 40’s. I also have scoliosis.... READ MORE

By Joy. - May 26, 2017
Hi, living with COPD the past 8 years after a bout with lung cancer. It has been a challenge for me because I wanted to stay active in my family life and... READ MORE

By Emily - May 24, 2017
I have never smoked. Was around secondhand smoke for 10 years. Had open heart surgery over 5 years ago. Afterwards, heart surgery fluid was in my lungs. And I guess that’s when... READ MORE

By gracefulgailg56 - May 24, 2017
My life changed not only due to COPD but because I went through respiratory failure where I was struggling so hard to breathe that I was turning blue. The problem was I... READ MORE

By SillyBoo - May 24, 2017
I am a 58 year old female from Northern Maine. I was diagnosed with COPD and stress-induced asthma a year and a half ago. I have, by the way, read AND AGREE... READ MORE

By DeborahK - May 15, 2017
I’ve had COPD for many years and take Ventolin, Symbicort, Prednisone, Azithromicin, DuoNeb, Spiriva Respimat and now have been put on oxygen. Nothing lasts like it should. I am still trying to... READ MORE

By FullyAlive - May 15, 2017
With this particular life, you will learn that your breath is the most important thing in the world. Every meaningful event or minuscule happening will be over-shadowed by breath monitoring. It is... READ MORE

By rangamaniiyer - May 10, 2017
I have given up regular smoking of cigarettes, about 6 per day, for almost 54, yes 54 years. I put a dead stop to smoking one day, and not much withdrawal symptoms.... READ MORE

By cowgirl - April 28, 2017
I was diagnosed with COPD with emphysema in the early stages. A lung nodule was also found during a c-scan but was thought to be non cancerous. I quit smoking upon learning... READ MORE