My mother was diagnosed with COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmanary Disease) about 12+ years ago. She also has bouts of bronchitus with this. Emphazema is always on the horizion. She battles pnemonia several times a year along with Ostio Arthiritus. The arthritis is already claiming her knees, back and shoulders. My mom is only 67 she has always been very independent. Now she depends on me for the simplist of things. Driving, shopping , cleaning, etc... Iv'e had one break in 12 years and she hasn't gotten over it yet. She gets so depressed and so afraid that I'm going to move to Colorado with my husband. (That is where he works We own our home in Texas near her) I've tried to tell her that is not going to happen. I can't just up and leave our home or her.
I don't want to seem like I am complaining about her because I'm not. What I want to know is; Is there anyone who is dealing with some of the same issues. And why am I haveing so much trouble finding anything on COPD?