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Same Story, Different Person

I am a 61 year old male. I was told about 10 years ago that I had a spot on my lung, but neither the doctor or I took it any further. Than a little over a year and a half ago…I went from being okay to not being able to breathe. Went to the doctor and had some intense testing done… when all was said and done…Stage 4 severe COPD.

So, okay what next…Now I listen to my doctor, eat right and exercise. On O2 as needed. Changed my life!!! OH YA…..Retired now, can’t even mow my lawn, or shovel snow… Am very limited to what I can do. Just learning how to accept and to live a new lifestyle. Don’t give up!! Not on your life, as long as I’m breathing, I’m living.

Made for more work for my wonderful wife…But she too is a trooper.

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  • Dana Lortie moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi Darcy,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story in our community! You seem like a very strong person with a wonderful attitude! We are so glad to hear you are doing well and to have you here!

    Feel free to come back to post updates on how you are doing (we would love to hear), connect with others, or simply just browse around.

    Thank you again for your contribution to our community!

    Keep smiling!
    Dana ( Team)

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