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Can someone explain the stages of COPD and whats the average life expectancy

Can someone explain the stages of COPD and whats the average life expectancy

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@TerryChildress--- having to make calendar plans with a pencil with an eraser rather than using an ink pen is for
The Birds!!! It's very very… read more

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
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Still smoking

Still smoking

Is there anyone here that still smokes after being diagnosed. I am looking for some support to quit. I have attempted it several times since my diagnoses and have failed terribly. The patches, gum, vape pens and even cold turkey (which I wouldn't recommend)! The Doctor won't put me on Chantix because I suffer from Severe Major Depression and the side effects wouldn't be good for me!!! Two weeks ago I had an exacerbation and the E.R doctor ordered chest x-ray.s He came back after reading them and… read more

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member.... using oxygen really isn't the worst thing in the world! Honest to God, there are MUCH worse things! Trust me.
Welcome, if you… read more

posted 5 days ago
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What triggers your SOB? Any advice on how to avoid or recover from it?

What triggers your SOB? Any advice on how to avoid or recover from it?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have found several breathing exercises on You Tube which has helped me. Also, take a deep breath in so that your stomach expands and then blow (like… read more

posted 22 days ago
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What types of exercise or physical therapy activities do you do?

What types of exercise or physical therapy activities do you do?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hi Cecilia, I. Try to do exercises everyday. I start off stretching, toe front to back. Balance on one foot. Push of the wall I have ropes that are… read more

posted 12 days ago
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When you go to ER, what do you take with you?

When you go to ER, what do you take with you?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I always take my meds with me . sometimes i take a puzzle book to do if i am going to be there a while. ,
i always take my oxygen tank in my roller bag… read more

edited, originally posted 28 days ago
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Do you have tips (or life-hacks) on how to remember to take your meds?

Do you have tips (or life-hacks) on how to remember to take your meds?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Indeed it does@ CarolPerreault strange how one gets in the habit, mind you it is good, I often wonder though what all these pills are actually doing to… read more

posted 3 months ago
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