I Love Life and My Family

I was diagnosed with COPD 5 yrs ago. I was hospitalized twice, came home both times on oxygen, which I came off, they say I am very severe. I do have good days and bad, I do as much as I can. I only test 27% on the spirometer – I have never been able to blow in that. I really feel good and positive.

I am on 1 meter oxygen at night. They want me to sign up for a lung transplant but I don’t feel like I am ready for that. I pray and have a very strong faith in healing from my Jesus. I pray for a cure for this always. I am gonna stay positive and do all I can to be happy and do all I can and enjoy this life. God Bless us all.

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  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Rhonda I no it’s hard pray and thank God even if your having a hard time. Praise him in this storm, it really helps God bless I’m here you need to vent, it’s OK to be sad and depressed God undedstands

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Thank you copd.net love this site if it wasn’t so hard for me to remember my password

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Lorataylor and thanks for letting us know the value you find in our community. Some people have expressed similar concerns about their password. You may want to jot your password(s) down and keep them in a convenient place for easy access. That seems to work for a lot of people.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Hi it’s been a ruff week but still believing in the power of a positive love life attitude, we all must believe in getting better a strong mind a strong body in JESUS NAME God bless and be with us all

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Just wanted to add , I am doing fine, loving my life, enjoying my grandkids, when I have hard days, I thank him anyway, and I pray , Faith we must have, I have decided against a lung transplant, I think am gonna be OK , I no I am sick but I love my family enough and they love me, and I never want to put them threw all of that, nothing is garented, so I depend on the best dr of all Jesus, God bless us all

  • Jenn Patel
    3 years ago

    Thank you so much for the update, Lorataylor! It sounds like you have a fantastic attitude and approach to life, and I am so glad to hear you are getting to enjoy your family. Please do keep in touch with us and come by any time! We’re here.

    Best,
    Jenn (Community Manager, COPD.net)

  • rhonda1
    3 years ago

    I love my family. I miss being my fun self. Kind of depressed as summer is my time of the year. Me and my kids love the pool and lake. Having a hard time with this I am on oxygen all the time.

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Rhonda I am praying for you I left you comment I forgot to put it under your name just look it’s here

  • sindeet
    3 years ago

    I hear ya Rhonda! I too feel the same way! Some days are good and some days are bad! Very very depressing! I just turned 58 and have had this disease for over 10 years! Tired of not being able to do hardly anything anymore. Depression and anxiety seems to be my life. Oh what joy! Good to know I can come on this site and vent! Take care!!

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Rhonda I understand I was exactly like you are, and I still have those days . I am very severe, I push and push myself to get better and pray. I quit smoking 5 yrs ago. Please hold on to Jesus just try and try, we are all different, I am praying for you, keep your Faith , and try your best to have a positive strong outlook, tell yourself everyday your gonna do better , first thank God for each day, I am gonna pray for you,God Bless you

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Thank you copd.net this is some great medicine

  • matilda
    3 years ago

    Praying for you, Lorataylor.

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    I’m so thankful for you all

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Thank you , I am praying for you God bless

  • lynn2u
    3 years ago

    P.S. I am 75 years old and have had emphysema since I was in my 40’s. I worked until I was 69 years old and still do all my own self and home care now. I move more slowly but I am still moving and still breathing deeply and on my own. stem cell research is exciting, I agree!

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Thank you I love this best medicine Ive had Miss Lynn

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    Pray for me I’m having a heart sonogram this Thursday June 9 at 8am just to make sure it’s not affecting my heart, I’m believing in a great report N JESUS NAME,

  • lynn2u
    3 years ago

    Me too! I am with you. The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn and practice deep relaxation and deep breathing as well as using pursed lip breathing in everything you do. I am avoiding oxygen, and all medication by using these self healing skills. I am loving my life and my family as well! it is summer now and I love to swim and do so for twenty minutes almost every day. In the winter it is off to the gym to build strength and stamina. Strong muscles are more efficient in their oxygen use! Pray when you relax and meditate…Love to you Lynn

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    God bless you Lynn we will pray for each other keep in touch I’m also at lorataylor@frontier.com I love talking with positive people thank you so much

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    I am good just trying and praying lots gotta stay positive as much as I can, I have decided against the lung transplant, I am praying to get the stem cell. I don’t want to put my family threw a lung transplant that you don’t even no would work, and can’t afford the added expense medicare doesn’t pay, to me it’s not all about me , it’s also about my family, and I never want them to stop work they have small children, even thoe they love me ,to me it’s so unfair,I choose for my Father God to heal me in this life, I will enjoy my kids and grandkids, I am only 56 in August and I am gonna live as long as I can N JESUS JAKE

  • Lorataylor author
    3 years ago

    N JESUS NAME

  • Christina Mattoni-Brashear moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Lorataylor,

    Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your story and for being part of our community – you’re not alone here!

    What a wonderful positive attitude you have, and a strong faith. I thought you may find the following articles about the lung transplant evaluation process helpful as you consider things:

    https://copd.net/living/lung-transplant-evaluation/

    https://copd.net/living/transplant-evaluation-request/

    https://copd.net/living/the-lung-transplant-evaluation-team/

    We would love to hear how you’re doing! Please stop by as you can anytime you need support or want to share your positivity with others. Take care!

    -Christina (COPD.net Team)

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