It’s been hard

My name is Stephanie I’m a 57 yr old female. I was diagnosed about 7 yrs ago.

The first few years

I went thru the first few years with MASSIVE crippling headaches and the medical community had no answers for me. I would suffer them until I was finally out of it and in the hospital for days. This happened many times until I finally figured out for myself that my oxygen levels were dropping and my body was full of co2 instead. Only then was I able to begin managing my disease.

How I am managing

I am on oxygen as needed during the day and at night I sleep with a trilogy at night with my oxygen and it has been a lifesaver for me. It has made all the difference in the world and I thank God for that machine. As with everyone my disease progresses daily and I’m really afraid that I won’t be able to watch my grandchildren grow. Thanks for accepting me to this group. The stories do help that’s why I posted mine.

By providing your email address, you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

More on this topic

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The COPD.net team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

or create an account to comment.

Community Poll

Do you have a COPD caregiver?