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Hi Folks! I am a new member finding my way round here. I was diagnosed with COPD with Asthma a year and a half ago. I gave up smoking straight away thank goodness so havenโ€™t degenerated too much since. Iโ€™m scared of this virus though as donโ€™t think my lungs could survive it. Plus Iโ€™m the wrong side of 60. Positive side is I do have a good sense of humour which is a medicine in itself at times. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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Welcome to this lovely forum.

You will find a lot of friendly advice and support here.

I think we are all frightened of this virus.

But if you are careful and follow the advice we are given, you should be safe.

I hope you have good support from family and friends.

All the best

Kate xx

Hello and welcome ๐Ÿ˜Š

Nice to meet you .

Like the name -are you a heavy metal fan or do you just like the colour?

Youโ€™ve done well to give up smoking. Try to eat a good nutritious diet and get as much exercise as you can. Not easy at the moment!

Take care


Rock fan as opposed to Heavy Metal and I love the colour ๐Ÿ’œ

Welcome to you. Iโ€™m carer for my husband Pete who has sarcoidosis and COPD. Heโ€™s had the sarc for 28 years and COPD for 10. Heโ€™s doing well but like you this virus would most likely kill him.

Glad you have a sense of humour, it certainly helps.

Stay safe xxxx

Deep-Purple in reply to sassy59

Iโ€™d never heard of Sarcoidosis so had to look it up. Iโ€™m glad heโ€™s doing well and Iโ€™m sure thatโ€™s down to you looking after him ๐Ÿ‘

sassy59 in reply to Deep-Purple

Itโ€™s a horrible disease Deep-Purple but thank you, I do my best to keep Pete well.

Wishing you well. Xxxx

Hello Deep-Purple , ๐Ÿ‘‹

I'm glad you found us. Welcome. ๐Ÿ˜ This a a great place to give and receive support. We are very frightened of catching the virus but we follow strict protocol and strive to stay safe. Best wishes to you.

Cas xx ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ•

Hi and welcome. So true about the sense of humour, there is often something here to raise a smile or a laugh. Best wishes to you.

Hi Deep-Purple and welcome. I think we all fear covid and we would all be wiped out by this horrible virus. We just have to stay safe and sit this one out.

I am sure you will love this site with the friendly atmosphere, jokes, stories, help and support. A good sense of humour is very helpful especially now in these troubled times.

Hello, welcome. I joined a year ago. Lots of lovely folk and advice on this site. Best wishes to you.

Hi DP, Welcome to this Great Forum, Every thing here from Advice, Support, Lots of Humour. Best Wishes and Great you gave up the Cigs. Love & Virtual Hugs. XXX C.

Hi Deep-Purple. Welcome to this helpful, friendly group. I am the same as you in over 60. Copd. And have a positive out look on life. Just waiting to start getting out and about and make up for lost time. Love your user name. Smoke on the Water. Loved that. Take care. Brian

Deep-Purple in reply to Bingo88

โœŒ๐ŸปRock in Bingo88

I mean on!

Bingo88 in reply to Deep-Purple

Will do Deep-Purple. Like my rock music

A very warm welcome to you. Don't worry, eat healthily, stick to a healthy weight and exercise as much as you can- loads of video clips on YouTube. Practice strict safe distancing and all the hygiene precautions to avoid catching coughs n colds now and after the pandemic. And take your inhalers if you have them regularly. All the best. P

Hi Deep-Purple, I'm relatively new to this site also. Best thing that happened to me since being diagnosed with COPD as well. People are so supportive and so much information, tips and brilliant advice on here from everyone and I haven't yet had a day without coming away from this forum without a smile or a feel good feeling ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ It's so scary out there at the moment but as long as we stick to all the safety measures hopefully we'll all get through this ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ˜ Keep safe xxx


Welcome to our lovely forum we we are all friends here who like having a laugh but we also Suppprt each other. Have a lovely day and stay safe ๐Ÿ˜Š Bernadette xx xx ๐ŸŒˆ

Welcome. Thatโ€™s what I like is a positive attitude. My mantra has been โ€œAlways look on the bright sideโ€ since my diagnosis 13 years ago of emphysema. I am sure if you take all the precautions prescribed you will avoid this terrible virus. Take care, stay safe and be happy. Good luck

Hello and welcome.

Hello and welcome deep-purple. X Anita

Hi welcome to the site and all it's wonderful participants. Regarding the virus.... "Inside good, outside bad" as my grand daughter would tell you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Welcome. I am also on the wrong side (of 60) and have emphysema and asthma. Lots of good info and people on this site.

Welcome. Joining this site was the best thing I did after diagnosis with COPD and asthma around my 60th birthday five years ago. What a lot I learned from the experience and wisdom of others on this site, and I'm sure you will too.

Welcome to the site . Sure once you settle in you will love our group. Be careful with all this coronavirus around, not good for us more mature COPD/Asthma sufferers. That's good you gave up smoking . Speak again soon.

Welcome Deep Purple..this is a great place to be with lots of support. Yes itโ€™s a scary time for us with not much puff ! But keep safe and well โค๏ธ

Welcome Deep Purple. You find lots of friendly people here lots of good information and advice. Stay home stay safe this virus is no good for all of us with lung conditions โฑ๐Ÿงผ

Hi Deep purple love the name welcome to this group. Iam one of the young ones and learn ing lots from everyone on here wicked sence of humour from lots keeps us smiling in these hard times.

a good sense of humour makes everything better, i'm loving all the jokes and memes around at the moment, are u isolating? i am as i have copd and have already been hospitalised once this yr, best wishes

Hi Deep Purple

Welcome and I`m like you Asthma and COPD. It`s Great!! on here to use the words of the great Tony the tiger Lol.

In response to your fear of Covid 19 just think with what`s happening out there of ALL the positives to come out of the present situation.

A whole world working together ..pollution down atmosphere much cleaner for us - operation and PMA up. Family finally recognised as the single most important thing in the world.

New developments happening at a much accelerated rate due to the world wide consultation and information sharing. A.I. being used to predict and hopefully find answers to Covid 19.

The best advice is to keep your chin up...try not to worry and stay safe stay healthy ...and above my mum used to say if you don`t know..........just ask



Hi & welcome,

Unfortunately a sense of humour is a worthwhile asset it won't defeat this current virus but it may help you thro'. Realistically it's a beast, but good news is on the horizon with a possible vaccine maybe approved by the back end of the year if it works. Welcome news.

Keep safe & well, which added to your sense of humour should see you OK. Wear a mask keep away from crowds and observe the distance thing.


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