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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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What's New Today

1 day ago
raohb5 said...
Sherlynn - I admire you for being the 24/7 caregiver. It must be a very tough job, both emotionally and physically. I do hope that your hospice and... more
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1 day ago
I am also a 24/7 caregiver for my husband who is Stage IV COPD. If your husband is on Methadone, I am not at all surprised that he is sleeping more... more
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1 day ago
raohb5 said...
Take a breath! Many people live with COPD for YEARS without being severely compromised. Probably your biggest hurdle is getting him to quit smoking.... more
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1 day ago
I must say that I agree with raohb5 and her comments. You are completely stressing yourself out and I did the same thing when I found out that my h... more
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2 days ago
Katlizkinley said...
I feel your pain. It is very hard especially when you are doing so many things. Wouldn't it be nice if it was appreciated. You are not a cold hea... more
2 days ago
roses70 said...
Dear RMPaul: I know what you are going thru because I was the caregiver to my husband for 15 years with this disease and he passed away from it in ... more
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3 days ago
raohb5 said...
I think there's not one person out there who has a loved one with COPD who has not struggled with not only how it effects the loved one but how everyone is affected. Don't be afraid to share your deepest frustrations.
3 days ago
Anonymous caregiver, I am not sure I understand your message, could you go more into detail? Feel free to contact me through private message if you are not comfortable talking openly in the public forum.
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9 days ago
roses70 said...
That is wonderful that you are doing exercises and keep up with that. My husband who had COPD, went thru pulmonary rehab at a hospital in Portland, ... more
9 days ago
Mike 2 said...
Thank you Roses 70!
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17 days ago
raohb5 said...
Elaine - First let me tell you how much I admire you for caring for your sister. It is truly one of the most tiring things I have done, both mental... more
17 days ago
elainefw55 said...
Thank you for your reply and thoughts. My sister I believe has dementia. The Social Worker at the nursing home, and charge nurse that over sees my... more
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19 days ago
Slave said...
I think from your posting that you are being realistic, but how to help the family is a question that I don't have the answer for. Does the hospita... more
19 days ago
eileenhoops said...
Thank you so much Barbara ,she is not on morphine , we were told that first time that if she had the tube in the throat there was no way back, she's... more
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21 days ago
RosaR said...
Hello, Welcome. We are glad that you joined this online support group. Thank you for post. I am sorry to hear of your COPD. I am sure other memb... more
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