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Life works in such mysterious ways, i joined this site trying to get information when i was first diagnosed with COPD. One day i replied to-a post and Candyred messaged back. What a good day that was, i have not laughed as much in years as i did when the messages passing to and fro got funnier and funnier. Since that time we speak to each at least once a day, sometimes much , much more. Those will be the days when one of us are on their knees crying for help and support, the kind of love and support that only another person who has this awful disease can give.

Thanks Candy Red my friend. I wish that you all find a friend like i have, it is life changing.


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How lovely Sheila that you’ve found a friend. So many amazing people on HU and I’m pleased to be a part of it. Take care all. Xxxx

Thanks Sassy59 for responding to my post. I am not exaggeratting , it has been so wonderful to know that someone is there for me, day or night. I think the way this disease works , changing from hour to hour, affecting our mood, destroying our self confidence. It iswonderful to have someone say “ yes you can”’ when your messed up COPD self is telling you constantly “ you cannot do that “.

I say it again, because i really mean this, i hope everyone with or without COPD finds a really good friend like i have.

I hope you are keeping well and staying strong. With a name like Sassy you have to be strong . ❤️

Bless you Sheila, you’ve come up trumps and that’s lovely.

Petes recovering from severe sepsis and not doing too badly. The cellulitis in his left leg is improving too but his COPD seems a bit worse at the moment. One day at a time. Xxxx 😘

Hi Sassy, you seem to have more than your fair share of problems that are beyond your control right now, my heart goes out to you. When people used to make a toast to “ health, wealth and happiness” we know why they put health first, without your health everything becomes a struggle.

Here’s hoping for better things for 2019.

Thank you for your kind reply. Wishing you well. Xxxx

😢. You have me in tears here ..



Thank you you mean the world to me ❤️💘


That is so Lovely & Kind for your Dear Friend Candyred, I bet she is in Tears. Yes, I agree Sheila, we have a wonderful Kind Forum here, we all take care of each other. As I have always said we are only in the Next Room, Your never alone. Love n Hugs Hun XXXXX

Thank you for your kind words. You are spot about the tears, she rang me when she read it, crying, i thought straight away something was wrong, something terrible had happened, but no , my post brought my Candy Red to tears.

PS. We are both cry babies , but we laugh a lot more than we cry, that is what makes her so wonderful for me, she always gets me laughing.

Beautiful Hun. XXXXX

Lovely - Im sitting in a puddle of tears. How wonderful - love to both of you.

Thank you for your kind thoughts. I hope you have a wonderful 2019 and that it is full of good things for you and yours. Xxxx

You truly are blessed 💕

Thank you. I must say i really love your name. It reminds me of that childrens character H R Puffenstuff , even the little song they used to sing at the start of the show, is now ringing in my head.

Have a great 2019 i hope it-brings you wonderful things. Xxx

Thanks and I hope 2019 continues to bring you wonderful things too 🦋

I can still hear the H R PUFFENSTUFF song in my head and it will not come off repeat . Lol

Good job i like it. Xxxx

That's really lovely Sheila. I am so pleased for you both. xx 😊💕

What a wonderful thing to hear! Long may it continue. xx

Yes, life can be very strange. When we talk it is like i have known her all my life. I really believe that she knows me better, and cares more than many of the people who would call themselves FRIEND.

Here’s to a better 2019 for you and your family.

That is so right we all need friends who understand how we are and can help us with just a bit of laughter when we need it. Keep on laughing with your friends

What a lovely tribute to your friend and the site that has brought you together.

Hi Robin, you are so right about laughter, that is what we do a lot of the time when we chat, we laugh ( and i mean real belly laughs) . I said yesterday that we should write a small book on funny COPD stories. This can be such a depressing illness but it can olso create some funny situations. These are the sort of things that a lot of people might get to understand how COPD can change our lives.

Happy New Year Robinxxxx

Brilliant idea. Pse follow it through.

I’m serious.

Imagine how many lives you could affect and improve.

That would be truly amazing.

Sadly though my brain no longer works as it once did. Too much medicine, stress and life have seen to that. Sometimes i struggle to remember which day of the week it is. Still i have noticed a small improvment when i take a lot of vitamins, so here’s to hope ( all pandora left us to conquer the evils of this world ) there is always hope for abetter tomorrow. Thank you for the wonderful sentiment though, i will try to focus and see if i can improve my memory.

Your post brought me to tears, plopping on the iPad screen.

What a wonderful story to share with us.

A good friend is like a dose of medicine.

Wishing you both many more days crying. With laughter.

Good wishes.

Thankyou ❤️ Yes she has made a huge difference to my state of mind. This illness can get you so low that you cannot see the light. There were dark days when i thought i would never get back up. Then we started laughing and the sun came back out. Now we laugh most days, we have exactly the same sense of humour. You sound like a really good person to me , i hope you have the love and support you need. Hoping you have a wonderful 2019

Thank you, many blessings for you, both.

PS . You have a really nice way with words yourself. Almost poetic ❤️ Really melodic

The comfort we find from other’s kindness is life giving, in more ways than one, the joy experienced is also healing!

Be well to all 🙋🏼❤️


Thank you Angel, what a lovely answer.

Wishing you a great 2019

Beautiful words.

I once read something that said people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime and sometimes you never know why. You have been the one that has got lucky and have a friend for life. True friends are priceless so look after each other. So pleased that you found each other on here x

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Truely words of wisdom , thank you, yes one of the best days , ever!

Me to Twinnie ❤️

My bestie

Thank you everyone who responded or liked my post. I hope you all get as much from this site as i have. People on here , even though we all have problems, people are just so thoughtful and kind. In those lonely hours when you feel as if you are the only person who cannot sleep, you come on site and there is always someone to talk to or funny posts to read. Love this site ❤️

Here here! .. so greatful for each and every person who takes the time and patience to answer all my questions .. huge massive hugs to you all but especially my bestie sheila1kerry my sister from another mister .. my twin .. you truly are an angel 😇.. ❤️

That is why you are my twinnie - two souls one journey . . .

More beautiful words.

Today’s posts have just been so uplifting for me, and I hope for others.

You contributed a few really nice posts too. ❤️

Thank you Whitechinchilla, we have had some lovely posts from yourself too, which is always uplifting xx

Blessings to you and yours.


Hi how right you are, what a good post about this site.


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