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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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1 day ago
My husband has COPD with emphysema too and has for a long time now. He denies any depression but he does get mad and down on himself when he can't do the things he used to do. ... more
1 day ago
LAJ2012 said...
I looked on the Lung Association site for a Better Breathers Club in Wisconsin but it looks like there isn't one. However, I'm sure there's something because COPD has a lot out... more
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1 day ago
LAJ2012 said...
Jessica, I'm so sorry to hear what you're dealing with. I know it's hard. My husband has a lung disease for which there's no cure. He needs a lung transplant and is struggling ... more
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4 days ago
LAJ2012 said...
The knowing and not really knowing is so hard. According to my My husband's Doctor, his lung function has stabilized. Less than a month ago, though, she advised us to call hosp... more
3 days ago
BarbaraEF said...
I do not know if a doctor would honor her wish. I wonder if your husband gave the doctor permission to speak to his mother. I understand that Palliative Care can help people as... more
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4 days ago
BarbaraEF said...
I think you should speak to your doctor about the chest pain. My husband does get chest pain periodically. His cardiologist and pulmonologist say that this is because of his COPD, but for you, it could be due to something else. Take care. Barbara
4 days ago
Pat Girardot said...
Thanks Barbara. My Dr. does know about this and I do use oxygen at night. Trouble is, my husband is recovering from spine surgery, is in rehab, so my problems seem minor compa... more
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12 days ago
RosaR said...
Hello Rachelhall45, Welcome. How can we support you? -Rosa
10 days ago
sylvia1959 said...
hi rachelhall45- sylvia1959 here-yup lots of folks around-talk about Anything-need support-vent-angry-symptoms-life in general -your situation-u talk we will be here for you-please talk to us xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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13 days ago
RAM22 said...
Hi Rachell, Just a hello from you, but you are on this site so I am willing to share with you that I am a woman living in an Independent Health Center in southern CA and am on ... more
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17 days ago
LAJ2012 said...
First, I'm sorry to hear that you're dealing with such a stressful situation. I don't have a medical answer to your question. My husband is dealing with interstitial lung disea... more
17 days ago
Pink paradise said...
Thankyou for your reply...it really is very difficult as we have had so many false alerts where we as a family have thought this is it, then dad plattos again and we carry on..... more
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22 days ago
roses70 said...
You are not alone. There are so many caregivers who are dealing with loved ones with this horrible disease. Many are on facebook now. I am not. I am one who has gone thru th... more
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21 days ago
Yes he has gone through the pulmonary care and they say there is nothing else they can do for him. They tell him to do a little something everyday to expand his lungs a little... more
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26 days ago
roses70 said...
Dear Maeve Kinane, COPD does encompass this, especially emphysema. I was the caregiver of my husband for over 15 years with COPD, including emphysema, and he did pass a littl... more
26 days ago
maeve kinane said...
I don't have questions really I just wanted to know that others felt as I do sometimes, lonely, frustrated and angry at this insidious illness, I know there is no cure for eith... more
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