Husband just diagnosed

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 eat for weeks. Now getting treatment for an ulcer.

He is doing well and I am a smoker, with a little bit of breathing problems, not too bad though, not like his problem. Very new to this all.

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  • blackjack
    1 year ago

    Your breathing problems may not be too bad now, lucky you and if you manage to stop smoking, as of now, the breathing will remain much easier to control for as we age lungs deteriorate naturally anyway, you’ll have enough good lung left to cope, especially on days with high pollen count.

  • Edi Mesa
    1 year ago

    Please stop smoking.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Excellent suggestion, Edi.
    Thanks for posting it.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Noel.Martin
    1 year ago

    Hi Kimismail, thank you for sharing your story with us. I am so sorry that you and your husband are going through this, but I am happy you have reached out to the community. I am sure you will find a lot of support here. I want to share an article with you since you are new to our site: https://copd.net/news/welcome-newcomers/
    It has some great information on COPD and navigating our site. I hope you find it helpful. Please feel free to reach out anytime.
    Best,
    Noel (COPD.net team member)

  • kimismail author
    1 year ago

    thanks Noel

  • Noel.Martin
    1 year ago

    You’re so welcome! Glad to have you here!

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi Kimismail and welcome to our site and to the community. As Noel has said, we are appreciative of you sharing your experiences here with our members. Being new we understand how this can all seem like a lot to deal with – a lot to handle. Please know that you are not alone as there are many community members who have similar experiences. If there is anything we can assist you with, please let me or any other moderator/team member know.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • kimismail author
    1 year ago

    thank you @Leon , this is so scary, the past weeks were horrible, but he is doing much much better, thanks for the add to this group

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi again, kimismail – it’s our pleasure! It’s so good to hear he is doing better at this time. Remember, you are always welcome here!
    Warmly, Leon (site moderator)

  • kimismail author
    1 year ago

    thank you

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