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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

posted December 15, 2014
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

Thank You Tessa. It does seem to help even just focusing on a different task.

posted September 15, 2021

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… read more

posted December 19, 2015
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

I loved cheese and have non alcoholic fatty liver so I gave up cheese. I gave up alcohol 6 years ago. There is still a cupboard full. Life is for living. Since shutdown I have been home a lot and am… read more

posted March 26

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?

posted November 30, 2015
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@A MyCOPDTeam Member, just saw this post, thank you so much for prayers for my great-granddaughter. So appreciated.❤️

posted February 24

What Is Your Routine When You Experience Shortness Of Breath?

What Is Your Routine When You Experience Shortness Of Breath?

posted April 24, 2017
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I purse my lip breathi slow in my nose out my lips purse. Like blow out a straw. Or use my pro air inhaler. Or if I’m home use my oxgen and take a short nap.,I tire out lot. Have to sit down, I… read more

posted April 19, 2021

What Types Of Exercise Or Physical Therapy Activities Do You Do?

What Types Of Exercise Or Physical Therapy Activities Do You Do?

posted January 23, 2017
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

I just Let them off the lead down the Field and off they go. I am lucky to live in a Rural Area and a coast line, so plenty of places to take them

posted June 7, 2021 (edited)

Do You Sleep With Oxygen? Any Tips?

Do You Sleep With Oxygen? Any Tips?

posted May 1, 2017
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Thank you I will ask my doctor about getting that test.

posted December 9, 2021

When You Go To ER, What Do You Take With You?

When You Go To ER, What Do You Take With You?

posted January 14, 2016
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sooy can't comment as I'm not on o2

posted June 17, 2020

How Do You Usually Respond To The Comment "You Don't Look Sick"?

How Do You Usually Respond To The Comment "You Don't Look Sick"?

posted March 27, 2017
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Me too. People say "you're looking great!" "I heard you were sick, but you look fine." I guess the only useful thing to say is "Thanks!" Although I've noticed a tendency to tell people I'm on O2… read more

posted November 5

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?

posted June 17, 2016
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Sounds like you guys have it down pat. Hope everyone is doing well

posted June 7, 2021
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