Hi Everyone, I'm another new member and was diagnosed with COPD last November, bit of a shock as I thought I just had Asthma. Big on denial me. I had a terribly traumatic episode a couple of weeks ago when I went into stage 2 Respiratory Shutdown....the result of ignoring worsening symptoms and fear of anything medical....especially hospitals. My emergency admission into hospital wasn't something I fully remember but it certainly cured me of my phobia, I was so well looked after I didn't want to come home as I felt safe there!
I thought I should join a group to understand better what my illness means as though I have plenty of medical support now, I need to talk to other sufferers who can understand my worry through day to day. I get very down and anxious and its just nice to know that this group is here for a chat.