I LOVE THE COPD WEB SITE

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES. WITH THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE, I STILL BLAME THE CIGARETTE COMPANIES FROM NOT PUTTING WARNING LABELS ON THEIR CIGARETTES YEARS AGO? I SMOKED WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 60'S AND THEIR WERE NO WARNINGS ON THE PACKS BACK THEN. I ALSO WORKED IN A RESTAURANT FOR OVER 30 YEARS THAT ALSO HAD SMOKING, I WOULD SHOP IN THE STORES AND PLAYED BINGO WITH MORE SMOKING AROUND ME, THEY ALSO ALLOWED SMOKING ON AIRPLANES BACK THEN?

Everyday is a struggle

THIS IS WORSE THAT COVID BECAUSE YOU DON'T GET BETTER WITH COPD! EVERYDAY IS A STRUGGLE FOR ME AND MORE BAD DAYS THAN GOOD, EVERYDAY I WAKE UP EXHAUSTED FROM BEING SO SHORT OF BREATH AND EVERYDAY I FORCE MYSELF TO EXERCISE BECAUSE IT DOES HELP WITH COPD BUT ITS VERY EXHAUSTING AND IT WEARS ME OUT, I HAVE LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT AND I AM ON PREDNISONE AND A BUNCH OF INHALERS, I DO NEBULIZER TREATMENTS 4 TIMES A DAY, I EAT VERY LITTLE BUT DRINK A LOT OF ENSURE FOR THE CALORIES, I AM AFRAID TO LEAVE MY HOUSE ANYMORE BECAUSE I AM ON OXYGEN 24/7 MY SISTER AND MY SONS HELP ME WITH FOOD SHOPPING AND THEY TAKE ME TO MY DR. APPOINTMENTS.

One day at a time

I WOULD NOT WISH THIS DIEASE ON MY WORST ENEMY. I TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME, AND I REALLY LIKE THIS COPD WEBSITE BECAUSE IT HELPS ME GET THROUGH THE BAD DAYS, THE MODERATORS ARE SO SWEET AND GIVE ME STRENGTH TO KEEP FIGHTING TO STAY ALIVE, SOME OF THE OTHER COPD PEOPLE GIVE YOU HELPFUL IDEAS FOR SHOWERING AND EATING MANY SMALL MEALS A DAY AND EXERCISING, I AM IN STAGE 4 AND HAVE HOME HEALTH HOSPICE CARE COME TO MY HOME THREE DAYS A WEEK, I PRAY A LOT TOO. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD MAKE IT FOR CHRISTMAS THAT JUST PAST BUT I'M STILL HERE? HOPE ALL MY COPD FRIENDS HAVE A BETTER NEW YEARS, SINCERELY BEVERLY DEMARCO

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