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World COPD Day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November is COPD Month and today is World COPD Day. I was diagnosed with COPD back in 2001. Thank Goodness, I quit smoking that same year. Today, thanks to the medications/inhailers, 24/7 oxygen and pulmonary rehab, I am still active and currently working outside the home full time. Many are not that lucky and suffer each and every day.. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a dreadful disease that robs your ability to breathe. Sparkpeople has also been a big boost for me as it stresses healthy eating and exercise which is highly recommended by pulmonary therapist throughout the COPD World. I also belong to two teams on Sparkpeople with others who have COPD and/or Asthma. These are some of the reasons why Sparkpeople and all that is offered on this website is so special to my day to day living.
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  • LEANJEAN6
    Himself is even happier!--- Imagine eh?--Lynda
    821 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    It is so nice to meet yu--- Happy that yu even read my blogs--- Hugs-Lynda
    Thank yu for that Spark Goodie!
    921 days ago
  • IRISHGAL46
    That is such great news. Good luck to you.
    1405 days ago
  • IAMNOT61
    emoticon on quitting smoking, that is the best thing you can do for yourself, emoticon
    I am so happy to hear Spark is helping you stay active even with COPD. I have seen many others, like my neighbor for whom that is definitely not the case.
    1405 days ago
  • REDROBIN47
    So glad to hear that you are doing well and are working and living a productive life. My DH also has COPD. He was a smoker but he quit 30 years ago. He also was a welder in a foundry and back then, they did not wear the masks and take precautions like they do now. He breathed a lot of bad stuff. Like yours, right now his COPD is under control and he does pretty good with the meds/inhalers/breathing treatments. It's good to hear that SP is helping you with a healthy lifestyle that helps you feel better. emoticon

    ~Carol~
    1405 days ago
  • MERRYMARY42
    so glad that you are active and working, I also know that spark members are so kind and that is what we all need. The best of luck to you, and keep on keeping on.
    1405 days ago
  • PATTI_PAL1
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. My husband was diagnosed with COPD in 1996 and lived for another 20 years thanks to his quitting smoking and changing his lifestyle. I miss him.
    1405 days ago
  • DNJOYS
    So glad you can be active in spite of the challenges. emoticon
    1405 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    *hugs* I'm proud of you. You are working hard and doing well. It's so easy to get caught up in it and give up hope, but you are a light to others!
    1405 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Glad you've found some helpful resources. Blessings on your journey.
    1405 days ago
  • DESKJOCKEY925
    Spark is an amazing site with lots of resources!

    1406 days ago
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