My husband was diagnosed with COPD 8 weeks after we were married in March 2012. He has been taken to a&e twice when diagnosed with severe chest infections. He used to be a plasterer but he struggles to work now we're living on one income and I can see it frustrates him that he can't help support our family. I don't know how to support him with his depression and frustrations. I'm trying everything I can but without having the illness myself it's hard. We do as much exercise as he can manage to keep him active and to push himself with his breathing. He loves DIY projects but loses his temper quickly when he has to stop with not being able to breathe. Can anyone offer advice (carers or COPD sufferers) on how best to help him? We sit and talk regularly about his illness and try to do as much as we used too but I can see how depressed it is making him even though our friends don't realize it. He hides it well from them but I can see he's changing. Any advice would be great. Thanks
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