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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. You can also find information that will may you manage financial and legal matters for your loved one in the Caregiving Money Matters Resource Center.

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11 days ago
Katlizkinley said...
First of all my heart goes out to you as it is so hard to help someone who doesn't help themselves. You are a good sister. As harsh as this will sound put you and your family... more
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12 days ago
JaniceBe said...
I'm truly sorry for your situation. It sounds like your father is a very selfish man who only reached out when he needed help. You have no control over his behavior and unfortu... more
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15 days ago
lackofsleep said...
Sorry to hear she is struggling. My father had COPD and I was his care giver. He woke up many times the same way. The Dr gave me a mild anxiety pill to give him during these ti... more
13 days ago
bertsie said...
Agree with anxiety pill (like Xanax) to help calm them. Many times the meds they take keep hem 'hyped' and the anxiety pill helps to reduce the jitters, calm them, and certainly allow less stress for them and the caregiver(s).
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12 days ago
JaniceBe said...
I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Some people are so afraid of dying, they are unable to make rational decisions. It seems as if you have done all you could, but your mom is determined to do things her way.
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12 days ago
Your partner's mother will probably not change her behavior. But she will certainly need more care. I suggest your partner become familiar with the medical team that helps her ... more
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25 days ago
Robert Earl said...
I'm not asking for a Pity party, just maybe if other people are in the same fix. Maybe some good suggestions.. I get out as much as possible. Thanks for reading my post. :)
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12 days ago
Call your Medicare insurance provider and ask what services are covered. And ask your doctor what services you are in need of.
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19 days ago
I was also reluctant to go on to oxygen, i also thought it was the beginning of the end but after a bit of pursuasion i gave it a go, and wow what a difference it made to my li... more
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