New to this site and just want to say hello

Hi name is Karen and I am from Ohio in the United States. I also have COPD and it's been 14 years since I found out. It had got worse and I am now between moderate and severe. I use a nebulizer 3 times a day using 2 different types of medicatons...I also use oxygen at night and when needed during the day.

I have been reading the posts and the replys and thought this would be a good site to join. I believe that the people that I love don't always understand what I am going through and it would be nice to talk to others who do!

I look forward to reading more and will reply if I can help.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

8 Replies

Hello Ksb6420 and welcome to the community. :)

Welcome Ksb, good to meet you. I am carer for my husband Pete and find this site very supportive so you have come to the right place. Xxxxx

Hello Karen, and welcome. It's lovely to meet you. XXX

Hi Karen

Welcome to the site, I find the forum to be quite a comfort as you say our loved ones don't always understand us fully I find it a comfort to chat to people who I know are going through the same as myself. Lots of good friendly banter and sound advice when needed. 🙂

G'day Karen...sorry you needed to find us but glad you did...welcome to the "Family"...sometimes we laugh,..other times we shed a tear...but we are here for each other 24/7

Welcome to the site Ksb. You'll find great info and help on here.

Hi Karen, It's nice to meet you. I'm also very new to this site. I've recently been diagnosed with severe emphysema. This came as quite a shock. I'm 52 years old. I assumed I needed to quit smoking (after 38 years) but really didn't see that diagnosis coming (spoken like a true nicotine addict). Anyway, I don't have the knowledge and experience as do many on this site, but I can tell you've come to the right place! I have received a very warm welcome, great support, and many of my questions have been answered. I feel blessed to have found this support group. Good luck to you. Hopefully we will be chatting for many, many years to come.

Hi luannpeterson,

I have been dealing with this for years, and no I didn't stop smoking right away. My father had it and I also have a sister and brother who also deals with emphysema so I have more experience then I want. In the last year it has got worse. I am on oxygen at night and use it only in the day it I need it. Finally got a portable oxygen unit, if I want to go somewhere and have to walk for awhile I have to use it. Thank you for taking the time to reply it is great having someone to talk to. I think this site is wonderful for everyone!

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