|It's only logical for you to be fearful,
depressed, frustrated, angry, and to suffer a deep loss of
self-esteem. It's even understandable to feel you have the
right to some self-pity. But you also have the right to
redirect those energies toward managing your
Patients with COPD, need to learn that COPD is
treatable and manageable.
Are those words redundant? - - - - -
It is important to see the difference.
Doctors, therapists, and other healthcare professionals can provide
the "treatment;" ----- then the COPD
patient must find the way to "manage" this disease and to
minimize its effect on their lives.
It is important to find useful things to do, despite the
limitations caused by this disease.
The "COPDers at Work" scrapbook features some of our community
members who have COPD, yet have found the way to continue to
work.. For some, it required learning a new "field" or career.
For others, they were able to continue working in their present
The "Leisure Time" scrapbook features everything from travel
ideas, to hobbies, to tips and tricks for everyday living.
Learn to control this disease instead of letting it control you!