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Friend in need please help

We have a les4560 who has reached out for support as I not knowledge experience can someone please reach out as you have with me he is scared

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Hi Emily 61, please tell him to post on here we are all here to help and support each other. No one has to be alone or feel scared please get them to post we will give reassurance where needed.😊 Bernadette xx

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He has posted then contacted me as new wasn't sure how he posted or

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Do you know where he posted? Was it this forum. I think it has to be here for anyone to respond Emily61.

Remember that you can use all that you have learned until someone experienced here can reach out to him.

Best wishes. We will all reach out when we can. It’s one big family here.

Take care and isn’t it great that you are now helping someone else?

That’s BIG steps not baby steps. Well done you😊

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Baby step as don't know what to say

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Emily61. The best thing you can do for your friend, is to listen.

Clearly he trusts you, so let him know that he can say anything to you and you won’t judge him.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the answers to his ?s

He just needs you to understand that he is in pain.

You have come such a long way in such a short space of time

Now it is your turn to help. That’s pretty amazing. 😊

Do it and do it well.

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I am always hear for a chat or advice if any i can give, no need to feel alone as i can talk the hind legs off a donkey, give him my name etc and he can get in touch anytime that suits him, thank you

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Will do thank you

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Bless you, with all of your own issues, to reach out like that to another is just beautiful. Makes me feel very humble. Dont you just LOVE this forum.😊

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he can have me email address any time for a general chat or whatever he wants to talk about, let me know.

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Emily61 im new to uk facepage so I might not be doing things right I just saw this a while back when I was in panic mode from googling copd on the U. S but I thank everyone for responding! and also I am a girl

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Hi Les. 😊 It's nice to have you here. You can make a new post if you'd like. It's always lovely to hear from people. xx 🙋🐕

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A very warm welcome to you les 🙂

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Hi Les, I’m new on here too! Don’t get overwhelmed 💕 everything is different for us all 💕 one day at a time 💕 what don’t kill ya makes ya stronger 💕

I love a chat! So, anytime 😘

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I’m amazed at the number of us on this

Group. What a lovely group of people you are joining 👍🏻

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Welcome les4560. How great that you have a friend like Emily61 to care about you so.

Keep posting as there are very knowledgeable folk on the forum and you are certain to find answers to your problems or be pointed in the right direction.

With good wishes on joining your newly found extended family😊

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Welcome. This is a wonderful site. I too am in the States. Please stay off googling COPD it will scare you. The folks on this site are so positive and full of knowledge and reassurance 🐞

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aww how sweet thank you so much!

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There you go on a role now God bless keep posting it helps anxiety is very real

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thank you1

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Hi Leslie a big hello from me, you have a very good friend in Emily who supports and cares about you. We all care too I will be more than happy to chat to any time, this is a wonderful caring site, so please remember we are all here for each other. You can message me if you want a private chat I love chatting and meeting people, so please feel free to contact me any time. Take care have a lovely day both you and your dear friend Emily.😊 Bernadette xx

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thank you so much you are a true sweet heart!

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I'm ready to chat any time, no need for thanks.😊 Bernadette xx

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Emily if someone pm's you the best thing to do is ask them to post it on the general forum. x

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Hi I did he did ...wasn't sure where he was think he is has tried..

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All she needs to do is go into BLF and click on the button saying 'Write' then a new post can be written. x

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Hi Bobby. I remember twice seeing someone suffering breathing problems.

On both occasions, I thought to ask if they were alright but they were both trying so hard to look uncomfortable, that it made me feel awkward and look away.

My friend has severe Emphysema and she finds it highly embarrassing to be seen out struggling for breath. She says people look at her and she doesn't like it. xx

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I've had loads of people stop to ask if I need help over the past couple of years and I have always appreciated the offer though I've never needed their help. One young woman came to me as I stood by the side of the road waiting for a cab I had booked...she said she had seen me cross the street and I reminded her of her father who had suffered from Copd so she came to ask if I needed help. A couple of times when I've been in the ladies and been gasping for air...as we do lol....other women have looked at me and walked out....but that's rare. 🍷I lift my glass to the kind souls.

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I do hope things will be ok. It’s awful to be scared and i’m sure all of us on here have been scared at some point. I know i have. It really helps ‘talking’ on here to people who understand. It’s never any trouble to listen.

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Hello Emily61. I am sorry to hear that your friend is so afraid...Fear not says the Lord. God did not give us a spirit of fear. Everyone on here is going trough something and is here for support, tell your friend that and maybe he will feel better to come and join us. Am I my brothers keeper, yes I am. We have each other's best interest at heart!

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Thank you

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Hi Em, it’s great that you’re trying to help this person👍 If you don’t know what to say that’s ok, sometimes people need to know they need to go to the doctor and how to talk to one so everyone is clear that’s in the room. Good job steepin up

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