A MyCOPDTeam Member
When Covid hit I started working from home and spent a year not being with anyone at all. After the first year I’ve self isolated since then except the two times per month (depending on their health) I see my daughter and grandson. I rarely get depressed over it, I’m ver introverted, plus working 3 days helps. The only thing I get depressed about are those times when my daughter or my grandson are not feeling well and don’t want to expose me, during those times I FaceTime with my daughter and I have a good venting and a good cry. Then I pick myself up by my bootstraps And keep on moving, Looking forward to the next time I can see them. I read a lot of news and swap political opinions on Twitter as well. In any event, it is what it is and I deal with it.
I am going crazy now it's been over 100 degrees here for 2 weeks now. Too hot to breathe. I play games on my tablet or find some good documentaries or movies to watch.
Hi I am stage 4 Emphysema in the winter months I do the stress relief colouring in and jigsaw puzzles ect. I try and go to the mall and get my exercise by walking around as there are plenty of seats if I get to puffed I do a lot of hobbies and that helps with the boredom and I read a lot . Breath easy have a good day
Staying in i started doing colouring books takes my mind off other things like my depression and COPD also like to do galligraphy.
It's the hot humid weather that kills me.
Hi. Nice to see you using the site. I don't log in very often but I'm always available if you need to reach me. I have no idea what stages of disease I have or have had. I am diabetic with COPD and heart failure caused by COPD. Oddly, COPD is the one disease that requires more energy and burns more calories to breathe that I actually lost weight (60 lbs.). I went on a food plan with my dietician and was able to not only continue to lose weight (about another 20 lbs) but I have been able to give up most of medication except the breathing meds. There was a time when I thought taking 14 pills and 3 breathing treatments (minimum) a day was going to be the way I would die, and soon. But here I am. And I just started painting this year. A new career at 75? Maybe.
Not only do I have COPD stage 3 and emphysema I also am a diabetic and it really makes things to hard. Wish I could eat cookies... I will usually buy some once in awhile and maybe eat only one at times. Heat and Humidity really bothers me alot and here there is plenty. Does anyone use a Sperometer ( however you spell it ) to blow in to help your lungs and if so does it really work?
Nice to have this site!
I also do some baking usually peanut butter cookies or chocolate chip cookies...or banana bread. those are the things my family enjoys and it helps with wasting time for me..
I bake...cookies cakes loaves of bread and give them to family members...Im useful and they enjoy
@A MyCOPDTeam Member, I know I mentioned imagery tapes and completely understand why it was so hard for you in a group setting. That is where I first learned and yes, I didn't care for it as a group. I had 3 sons, 2 were hyperactive and I made up my own tapes. At first I would just tell it as a story to calm them down when on long trips in the RV. They would choose the subject and I would weave a story around it. It sure helped with all their fighting and boredom, and it was extremely helpful at bedtime. It settled them down and helped them to fall asleep. Guided imagery is just that, a tool to settle the mind and let relaxation of mind and body happen. For me, I used music, it was just the thing for remembering happy times, special memories, and blessed sleep.