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winabago
winabago

Hello everyone, I am writing my first ,post. I have copd and am 74 years old, on oxygen at night only. Can anyone tell me the length of time you are in each of these "so called stages". Also do the stages go faster when you are older. I am in a moderate stage. Thanks for the reply's. John

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Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer

Hi John I like a lot of people on here don't worry about the different stages,we just get on with it. Nice to have you with us on the site take care and please keep posting 😊 xx Bernadette

winabago
winabago
in reply to Damon1864

Thanks Bernadette, being quite new too all of this, I really don't know if time is measured in months or years for progression of copd. Thanks for the reply. John

O2Trees
O2Trees
in reply to winabago

See below winabago - still going strong at severe stage having had copd diagnosis for 16 years. Forget months!

winabago
winabago
in reply to O2Trees

Thanks, I guess a lot of factors come into play, thanks for the comment.

winabago
winabago
in reply to Damon1864

Thanks for the reply Bernadette.

Hello, a warm welcome. I don't have copd but I believe it depends on your lifestyle, the air quality where you live, diet, exercise and positive outlook on how long you can stay moderate.

You'll have more helpful replies soon. Peege

winabago
winabago
in reply to peege

Is that your dog? he looks exactly like our dog charlie. Thanks Peege

peege
peege
in reply to winabago

Aw, you lucky thing. That's my lovely Freddie, he went to doggie heaven two years 2 months ago and I haven't the heart to take his photo down. He was a very tall, handsome, slim, sleek and shiny Chocolate Lab.

Now I've a Tibetan Terrier X Cockerpoo who's two in April.

winabago
winabago
in reply to peege

I would leave his picture up, we are dog, animal, people who love them all. Our Charlie is 7 years old, and has not grown up yet, we call him crazy Charlie. Glad you have a new pet, that's great. John

Everybody is different John so our experiences of copd vary a lot. How it progresses will depend on so many things possibly including whether you have other conditions which impact on your health. The most important thing to slow progression is to exercise as much as you are able, to eat a good diet and to keep away from infection as far as possible.

I am well into the severe stage and was diagnosed at moderate 16 years ago. But still living well and enjoying life. Welcome to the site :)

winabago
winabago
in reply to O2Trees

Good advice, thanks.

Hidden
Hidden

Hi John, I've no idea what stage I'm on, but whatever it is it hasn't moved much in the last 10 years and I'm 85 now. Like Bernadette said, don't worry about it and get on with enjoying your life. :-)

winabago
winabago
in reply to Hidden

Thank you, sounds like you are very healthy.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to winabago

Well, apart from COPD, Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, glaucoma, two replacement knee joints, bad hips, over weight and one or two other minor complaints, I'm absolutely fine, thanks.

As somebody once said, if I'd know I was going to live this long I'd have taken better care of myself. ;-)

winabago
winabago
in reply to Hidden

Yes, I also have high blood pressure(controlled with meds) same cholesterol and over weight. I just stopped smoking, go to the gym, and ride a bike for 3 miles 2-3 times a week. Thanks for the comments, John

O2Trees
O2Trees
in reply to winabago

You'll live forever winabago :D

winabago
winabago
in reply to O2Trees

Thank you John

margaretmt
margaretmt
in reply to Hidden

hi John my name is margaret,and l just found out a few months ago that l was stage 2 but last month l got the flu and came down with pnuemonia and was told l was closer to stage 3 but after 4 days in the hospita l believe l am back to 2 but l feel so much better.don't worry about theses things,first if u do what the dr. tells u and don't rush things you will do well.l have had copd for many years and have my ups and downs but the Lord is with me.take care and it was nice chatting with u.

Hi John! Welcome

winabago
winabago
in reply to Robertco

Thank you

Welcome John

It sounds like you are really trying to improve your health. Being responsible to yourself ultimately is the best we can do, before we are really able to help others.

I have a lung infection. Fatigue and coughing are my main symptoms.

Nice to welcome you on board.

Aidi-Joll

winabago
winabago
in reply to Aidi-Joll

Thank you for the reply Aidi-Joll

I was diagnosed with COPD a year ago. I have been trying to figure out what to expect for each stage. I am finding out that each person is different, so there really isn't a set standard for each stage. I am 48 years old and I just started using an inhaler. Best of luck to you.

winabago
winabago
in reply to Girton68

Thank you. John

Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer

please don't let the stages bother you, just live your life as you normally. Eat healthy and exercise,ask about pulmonary Rehab it brilliant. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.😊 Bernadette xxx

winabago
winabago
in reply to Damon1864

Thanks for the advice. John

Girton68
Girton68
in reply to Damon1864

Thank you so much for the advice. I will definitely be checking into that.

Thanks for all the positive responses. Had copd for 20 years. Still going but not as strong. I believe attitude, diet and exercise is really important. Hope for many more years.

winabago
winabago
in reply to ChaOliver

Thank you, I also believe attitude, diet, and exercise is very important, thanks for your input. John

Hello, sorry to hear you have COPD, my husband had it too. My only suggestion is to follow your doctors advice, be very patient with yourself and pray lots. You can live with this illness for many years ( hope you are not a smoker) and be able to have almost a normal life. If using Albuterol, do so as needed and try your best to eat as healthy as you can, low sodium cooking is top priority! I'm writing you from Florida in USA, please know many blessings are on your way.

winabago
winabago
in reply to Finita1228

Thank you Finita1228, for the help and ideas. I quite smoking recently, smoked too many years, am excising, and eating properly. How long did your husband have copd? Thanks John

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