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COPD Support Group

Welcome to this online support group for caregivers, family, friends, and others with an interest in COPD care. Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share your experiences caring for a loved one with COPD. Talk about symptoms, treatment options, side effects, daily life, your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back as often as you need to feel less alone.

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4 days ago
roses70 said...
Dear hermit: I know that you are going through a lot right now and I am sending my hugs and Prayers. I am so glad that you are going to see a pulmon... more
2 days ago
bbhermit said...
I use a nebulizer, inhalers, and am now on oxygen therapy as needed. I live in a very rural areal, so hope some kind of Pulmonary Rehab is available nearby. My main goal is to somehow get back to work again. I hope this is possible.
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6 days ago
RosaR said...
MollyKay, I am sorry to hear of your stepfather's COPD and heart attack. Caregiving can be stressful and it is important to take time for yourse... more
6 days ago
Mollykay said...
thank you RosaR.. support is very nice
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6 days ago
RosaR said...
Hello "tydlwave", I am sorry to hear of your husband's COPD and the caregiving challenges you are facing. Caregiving is challenging and stressful.... more
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about 1 month ago
roses70 said...
Have you talked to your doctor(s) about pulmonary rehab. This is a very beneficial program conducted by pulmonary therapists and they will teach you... more
about 1 month ago
CaringDenise said...
Thanks for reaching out for support Cops mom, and to roses70 for the suggestion. Here is more info that we offer on Caring.com about that option: CO... more
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about 1 month ago
CaringDenise said...
Hi Molly, Thanks for visiting Caring.com and sharing about your diagnosis. In addition to working with your doctor, here is some information on Cari... more
about 1 month ago
roses70 said...
Dear Molly, Please, please, listen and follow your doctor's advice. Ask them about pulmonary specialists, spirometer tests to see which stage you a... more
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about 1 month ago
roses70 said...
Dear red ranger, I was the caregiver for my husband for over 15 years with COPD. Of course, when he was first diagnosed, he was able to do many th... more
about 1 month ago
red ranger said...
Dear Roses 70 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU RESPONSE. It could not have come at a better time when I open up to see if I had any responses I was in tear... more
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about 1 month ago
roses70 said...
Dear linjane2, First, I am sending you my Hugs and Prayers. My husband had this disease for over 15 years, and I was his caregiver. He passed last ... more
about 1 month ago
Charcoal said...
linjane2, I also have COPD (emphysema) which was discovered when I had pneumonia. It was also discovered at that time I had pneumothorax (collapsed... more
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about 1 month ago
Charcoal said...
norma1953, Just curious, you say your work is not stressfull. where do you work, what do you do?
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