There is always someone worse off than yourself but it does not make anything easier for you thinking about that. Without feeling sorry for yourself this COPD stage 4 certainly wears you right down, I guess that's what its meant to do. Been in hospital 7 times this year with infections, pleurisy & more infections. Just got out 1/8/17 after iv antibiotics and already got a sore throat @ feeling weak. the old prednisolone 30mg Steroids, nebs 6 times a day, Fostair, Spiriva respimat, citalopram 40 mg , simvastatin, omeprazole, levofloxacin, carbocistiene 45ml liquid, sleep apnoea and there's more just cant be bothered to list them. I met this guy in hospital and he was given 3 weeks to live 2 months ago, he has septicaemia & paralyzed from the waist down but the determination the man has to live, with a 9 year old boy to bring up, made me realize that I really have nothing to complain about. FACT!! ps. Looking out at trees & sweet birds are singing. Feeling okay.