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Video: Move That Body.

Video: Move That Body

I have written much over the last decade about COPD, and my personal fight with it, how it is possible to improve our lives despite our illness, and of the immense value of exercise. For that reason I have enjoyed making my first narrative video about how I use my exciting hobby of photography to give me a meaning to get out, and move that body. The narration shows many pictures of me out and about. Smiling, laughing and most of all, enjoying life.


Remember. COPD is not the end of life. But an ongoing challenge. I hope you enjoyed watching this as much as I enjoyed making it, and so look forward to any comments you may have.

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Comments

  • River Daniel
    2 years ago

    Wow! Derek, this is so encouraging. And I’m in love with Wales. Have been since I first read the All Things books. I’m in South Carolina, USA.

    Thanks for showing us your beautiful village. Who was holding the camera?

    I always enjoy your posts. Is this your blog or do you have another one also?

    Thank you.

  • Derek Cummings author
    2 years ago

    Thank you for your comment River Daniel. The pictures were taken in manydifferent places including Liverpool and Fleetwood in North West England, The counties of Devon and Somerset in South West England, The City of Cardiff, Wales and several other Welsh places The pictures of me were taken by my wife, Lynne, who also acts as my carer. The scenic pictures were taken by myself.

    I write another blog, and run a copd self help site on the Facebook social media site. There are also a few video blogs I have made on you tube. Most will notice I write much more during winter when I am confined to home often through bad weather. During summer, if the weather is good, I am out with my camera getting myself moving and enjoying my photography.

  • lynn2u
    2 years ago

    Thank you nonce again Derek. I thoroughly enjoyed your video. i too have a hobby that I enjoy and get out and about as you do. Laughter and enjoyment is so important! If I could give just one gift to all those who are suffering or grieving about their COPD it would be the gift of joy in life that I know you have and I have!

  • Derek Cummings author
    2 years ago

    Many thanks for your comments Lynn. Great to see a fellow sufferer also laughing and enjoying life.

  • Lsamsig
    2 years ago

    This was a really nice video thank you for sharing…I have never posted anything here on this site but have been prompted to this time because I thought you were very incurageing .your video ment alot to me .I was diagnosed 3 years ago with moderate COPD .I find doing things is harder but like you say it’s important to get out and do what you can and do what you enjoy…again thank you I hope to see more in the future ..keep up the great work.

  • Derek Cummings author
    2 years ago

    Many thanks for your kind words Lsamsig – and thank you for posting. More articles, blogs, and video’s are planned for the future to share my journey and insight into copd. I am always pleased to learn what I have written has helped others to deal with their own illness. Moving, even when the going is tough, is one of the most important aspects of respiratory illness.

  • Linnie
    2 years ago

    That was a wonderful video. However, I am unable to walk long distances even with my oxygen without having to sit. My walker has a seat. I do not qualify for a scooter and with having to pay for my inhalers I cannot not pay for it either. I have stage 4 COPD and emphysema. I can always enjoy your photos and videos like I am out there somewhere!!!!

  • Derek Cummings author
    2 years ago

    Many thanks for your comment Linnie. I am pleased you have enjoyed my photo’s and video. A walker with a seat is great as you can get out and get to sit whenever you need to. Hopefully one day you will be able to get a scooter.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing this video of you keeping active, Derek. What a wonderful story to share with all of us!
    Warmest regards,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Derek Cummings author
    2 years ago

    Many thanks Leon. It certainly was different – but fun to make. The video shows how I manage to stay active through a hobby. I am pleased you enjoyed it.

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