Have Power Over Your Circumstances
Last updated: February 2023
I was diagnosed with COPD in 2002. I started at 20 percent lung function. Today with the help of my amazing Pulmonologist my lung function is at 79 percent! From 2002 - 2009, I was on the ventilator 5 times.
Other than weather changes, expiratory whizzes, and extreme fatigue, I'm doing a lot better. I also was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, anemia, RA and associated issues that all contribute to fatigue. I've learned I can do almost anything I want, but I'm very slow and take many rests and naps. I cancel people on my RA support group and always use the phrase...knowledge is power. You must have power over your circumstances rather than your circumstances having power over you. I always read and continue to educate myself on all my diagnoses, all my meds and new research.
Love sharing with everyone who has same diagnosis as me.
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What stage was your COPD diagnosed as?