Steve Woolf

Hi all –

I am 51, my name is Steve and I live in Westport.

Back in the day I ran Irish Pubs with my father and mother’s families. Real good drinking dens where we catered for the guys who just put in a shift. In those days you could smoke and unfortunately over the years I contracted COPD. It’s affected me big time since going down with the condition – hospital twice, steroids constantly, and of course nebulizer.

I guess we have to be thankful for small mercies as I am not on oxygen yet. We all owe it to ourselves to do and find out as much about this rotten disease to help each other.

Thank you,
Steve Woolf

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  • Erin Rush moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Stevewoolf! I bet you heard some really good stories in those pubs! I am sorry your work environment contributed to your COPD diagnosis. It sounds like you have a pretty great attitude and perspective on life and living with COPD. Keep being proactive about your health and thank you for sharing with the COPD.net community. We’re glad to have you here! Best, Erin, COPD.net Team member.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Stevewoolf and welcome. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with COPD with our online community. I’m sorry to hear of just how badly COPD has changed your life. It’s good to hear you’re receiving treatment and are dealing with the level of the disease you currently have.
    Based on your comments and positive outlook, I thought you might find it both interesting and helpful to look over this article from one of our contributors, John Bottrell – it seems to resonate with many of our community members:https://copd.net/living/favorite-strategies-managing/
    We’re glad you’re here!
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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