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On top of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, osteoporosis, having chemo for a rare cutaneous cancer, I found out I have COPD. This news just put me over the top until I looked around church and saw several walkers and oxygen tanks. This gave me the idea to start a support group . We meet once a month. Bring our own lunch , try to have a speaker or just visit. I guess it’s true that misery loves company. I have many new friends, learned several new crafts and ideas to making COPD easier to live with. Stay active and smile a lot.

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  • Erin Rush moderator
    3 years ago

    What an amazing idea, krehbiel! Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! It sounds like you have an incredible outlook and attitude about your life and its unexpected bumps. What a gift you have given to those in your support group. I think tough journeys can be made a little bit easier when you don’t walk them alone. I hope your story inspires others to look around them and see that they are not alone. I am glad that you have learned new things and made new friends through your diagnosis and developing your support group. That’s one way to show a disease who is boss! Thanks for sharing part of your story with us. Best of luck and I hope your next meeting is a good one! Best, Erin, Team Member.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Krehbiehl and welcome. We’re glad to have you here as well. We are all about all things COPD. Please feel free to look around and get familiar with our website. You are always welcome here!
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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