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DebraKay’s Story

I am 58 years old and I was told I have COPD 10 years ago. I went on an inhaler and never had a problem until 3 years ago. I caught a cold and ended up in the hospital. My oxygen level was 79. I have been on oxygen 24/7 since. I have a lot of other medical problems as well as bi-polar. I struggle everyday to keep my energy up. So far so good. I sleep about 3 hours a night because of my sleep apnea. But I am doing OK. I have a positive attitude most of the time. I am not ready for the end. I have to much to live for. I am glad I found this website. I think it will do me good to listen to you who have the same problem and a positive attitude.

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  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi DebraKay and welcome! We are glad you found this website too. We are all about all things COPD. If you haven’t as yet, you may want to check out our Facebook page: There you will find community members, just like yourself who discuss all aspects of COPD. In view of your comment about ‘positive attitudes’, I thought you might find it interesting and helpful to look over this article:
    All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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