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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

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By patt1013 - October 11, 2017
I was diagnosed with COPD in 2006 and back then it was easy to see why no one thought of me as ever being sick. I hardly thought so myself at times.... READ MORE

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By henrya - October 11, 2017
Believe it or not emphysema is beatable. I did it. I’m male and 57 years old . I was diagnosed with mild emphysema 6 years ago. Before diagnosed, I was smoking average... READ MORE

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By lindainoz - October 9, 2017
I was sitting in my car in the disabled car parking space in front of the mall when a young woman came over to my driver’s side window and started screaming and... READ MORE

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By wally2 - October 5, 2017
Hello. I got so fed up with explaining to friends and some family how I was feeling that I just say, I’m fine thanks. My wife doesn’t have to ask me, she... READ MORE

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By AARONSDAD52 - October 2, 2017
When I was 30 years old I was involved in an explosion at my place of employment. I was burnt over 83% of my body with second and third degree burns and... READ MORE

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By dawnish - September 27, 2017
My user name is dawnish. I have been struggling with asthma for decades, smoking since 13 years old, quit smoking at 33 years old, my breathing slowly got worse as my life... READ MORE

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By videomagic - September 15, 2017
I’m a 65 year old man that smoked for 35 years. Was told I had COPD 9 years ago and continued smoking up until I had an attack of sorts, when my... READ MORE

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By Dymund - September 14, 2017
I was diagnosed with COPD in 2009. At first, I had no pain, but after treatment with prednisone, I developed diabetes and osteoporosis. Because of the steroids, I fractured L2 in my... READ MORE

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By snowofwinter17 - September 1, 2017
I am a 66 year old woman. I smoked for years now, doctor tells me I have COPD. Still trying to get used to this. I cry a lot – to me... READ MORE

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By GLD - August 28, 2017
Having COPD, I’m on four on my oxygen concentrator and two at night. Have tried many different inhalers ending up in the donut hole. Now my doctor has me on two different... READ MORE

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By Chris37 - August 23, 2017
My problem began from my adolescence. Cold, and coughing. I thought it was rhinitis but never had a sure cure until almost 40 years after when I was told the cause is... READ MORE

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By Neen - August 17, 2017
Hi Everybody, I’m new here and I’m glad this site is here. My issue is my breathing. I stopped smoking March 20, 2017 after smoking for almost 50 years. My doctor said... READ MORE