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I feel a bit like the new girl at school

having recently discovered this excellent site, I'm not sure what to do. I find all your blogs really helpful and uplifting. The BLF site is the first thing I go to evey morning now, once I come to. I hope I'll soon be savvy enough to join in.

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Big welcome, letys. Really no problem in joining us. If I can do it at my age, I am sure you wont have problems. A friendlier, nicer crowd of people would be hard to find. Nothing to do but be yourself, and put the kettle on. They do like all sort of cakes, so start cooking.

Go for it - you will wonder why you worried. Stat by mentioning your problem, mention any pets that you

have -- loveannieseed xxxx

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Hi and welcome letys. :)

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Gooooodmorning and a big HELLOOO!!! As Annie says you'll be fine, just be yourself, serious, bonkers, silly, funny, upset, doesn't matter, Welcome :D

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Good morning and welcome you have already joined in just by posting :)

Janet

xx

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Morning letys :) Welcome to this very wonderful and diverse site.

First thing I go to in the morning is the loo, so well done on your bladder control :)

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:D

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Hi and welcome letys.:-)

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Hello Letys. I am very new to this site too. I come here for a laugh to cheer me up before another day at work. These people are amazing, I don't know how they stay so cheerful, as most are a lot worse than me.:)

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Hiya letys

Welcome to the madhouse. There are more looneys to the square yard on here than anywhere else on earth. Standing amongst them is me, intelligent, articulate, good looking and extremely modest.

Just join in with the fun and if you have a serious question I am sure someone on here will have the answer. Once again, welcome.

Bobby xx

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Have you been visiting the Cobblers again :D hahaha

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I thought things were too quiet. Where have you been? lol

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Can't be spoiling you all with too much of a good thing every day :D so took day off & spent it bawling eyes out!!!

Back now & done bawling, ready for howling hahahaha

xxx

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Hello and welcome.hope you find it useful,only one tip !!! Have to have a sense of humour and be mad ! nice folks and good info.

Enjoy xx

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Hi Letys, rest assured alongside the fun there is a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience. From Gordon, who is probably the most knowledgeable and informed through KOTC who will keep you amused to the rest of us, each of whom has our own experience of dealing with our common problem.

I feel confident you'll find a wealth of help and support here and you are most welcome.

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what a lovely welcome, thank you all. I admit I'm a bit mad too. Having come to terms with the restrictions that come with copd, I find the worst thing, having been a chatterbox all my life, is running out off puff when I'm in company. Now I can chat without getting breathless.

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hi letys warm welcome to u /ur not alone on hear/as ive found .also u will get loads of info on hear to as i have this past 5 month.nice ppl hear .cud u say wat stage u are .take it easy not to easy mind

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Welcome aboard the more the merrier :-)

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Hello Letys, and welcome. It is great here isn't it. I love it too. I don't feel new anymore, but I think I have only been here less than 2 months.

Anna :)

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Hello and a very big welcome to the site. Julie

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Hi Letys, I've only been here for a few days. Learning a lot and laughing loads! Alison

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Hello Letys, and nice to meet you :)

Sandra x x

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Who is savvy??? Welcome new girl in school. Stand in the corner with your dunces cap on.... Lol.

Don't wait to blog or ask questions. Just come in and write any old rubbish - we all do. :)

Bev xx

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Hi l.etys welcome to the new girl on the block

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Hi Letys Welcome may I say this will be one of the best decisions you will make joining us, the support help and advice is 24/7 and what we don't know we will point you in the right direction, And as phillps1 says I am also in the middle, very intelligent, very articulate, exceedingly good looking, and so modest if I was to put all my good points down I would have to increase this box several times. Good Luck mattcass

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Hello

Great to have you here and look foward to hearing a little more about you.

H

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Hello Helen, I'm chuffed to be here. I'm still a little unsure of how to repy to everyone as I'm not very computer literate but I'm determined to have a go.

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Welcome Letys.I don't do medicine but I do a bit of humour.

Please read my blogs for the KOTC humour show

You daily tonic

Richard

KOTC

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It's getting very full in here. If you all stand on the left hand side of the boat we will tip over. Some of you move to the right a bit please. You come and sit near me Letys, you will be safe here.

Bobby xx

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Don't believe him letys :D he,s a bad lad :D xxx

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Hi Letys & welcome, yes we,re all a bit crazy but on here it helps cause we,d bawl all day otherwise :( & bawling is only allowed in exceptional circumstances like if your leg falls off :D

Enjoy & jump in any time xxx

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I never imagined I'd get so many replies . Its been like opening lots of birthday cards, most of humourous. The sun has just come out, so all in all, a really good day xx

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What Can A Say Am Flattered .... :P

But Yep Seriously As Others Have Said Glad You Joined And Find Our Carry On Of Interest :)

All The Best ... And Look Forward To Getting To Grips With Your Blogs Questions :)

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Hi Letys! wecome to your copd family, I'm looking forward to your next blog, I dont know what I'd do without my fellow Health Unlockeders here! Lovely to meet you, huff :) x

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Good to meet you to Huff. Its been quite a day and I'm worn out but happy, so glad I joined.

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Hi Letys!

This site is for people with all sorts of lung problems not just COPD but I think you will find that a sense of humour is essential!

Some people write blogs, some ask questions and some of us have written a short profile about ourselves. If you are interested, you can 'click' on someone's name in a post and then read their profile (why noy try writing one yourself? :-) ). Others just pop in now and again to have a read and a laugh.

One thing for sure though everyone here gives great support to each other. Cheers! :-)

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I was diagnosed with copd just over a year ago after years of chest infections. As a non smoker I didn't expect it. My better half of 55yrs and I ran a transport cafe for many yrs. Seems the good old truckers smoke got to me. Still I wouldn't have changed my life ( perhaps I'd have worn a mask?) because it was a fantastic way to earn a living. Many thanks for the tips x.

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Nice easy job then Letys. Short hours,meals provided. ha ha I am only joshing you. I ran a transport cafe too for some years and it is really hard work. Your comment brought back memories of happy days.

Love from Bobby xx

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letys and bobby, Just catching up on a few blogs, saw this and it bought back so many hardworking but happy memories of my mom and I running cafes. Oh happy days, Wish I could do it all again. Nothing beats working for yourself. Thanks for jogging my memory xxxx

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Hi Letys, welcome it's a great site I'm sure your going to enjoy being here :)

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Welcome Letys and feel free to join in whenever you wish to. Good to have you on this great site. :) x

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Just had to point out ,I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer but I,m definitely

the most handsome chap on here (haa haa).I might even be the youngest,fancy a coffee sometime Letys?

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