Video: COPD Awareness 3 C’s

Video: COPD Awareness 3 C’s

Three C’s that can help you cope with COPD are connection, communication, and courage.

It’s important to stay connected with every person on your medical team including your primary care physician, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and others. They help you get an accurate diagnosis, treatment, and medications. Being connected to a community of family and friends, or even an online family can lead to greater health and strength with COPD.


When you are understood in your communications, it can lead to better health care. It’s intelligent to speak up if you don’t understand what is being said to you about your health. Ask people you are connected with to help you when you need it.

Courage is known as the ability to be wholehearted. Living with a chronic health condition takes a lot of courage. Getting up and facing every obstacle is easier when you are linked with others who are also living with COPD. Recognize the courage within yourself and stay connected with other’s who understand you.

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  • WillDoe
    2 weeks ago

    Hi Karen!
    I have gotten more information and comfort from other people with COPD. Being on-line has helped too.
    Doctors just don’t seem to have the time, and with a glut of patients with COPD, they seem to have even less time.
    Thanks for the video!

    See Ya!
    Will

  • Karen Hoyt author
    2 weeks ago

    Will,
    I love it. I love hearing from you. Having COPD changed a lot of things in my life and connecting with you makes me feel good. I’m so very happy to share mom’s stories.
    Her online community became family to her in many ways. I also need encouragement, so your message makes me smile. I just made another video! lol
    Thanks again! xo Karen

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Well done, Karen! Thanks so much for making this video happen.
    Wishing you well,
    Leon (site moderator)

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