Hi there everyone,
My name is Linda, I was diagnosed with copd some 3 years ago now having been a smoker from an early age, needless to say I have`nt smoked since the diagnosis. I have been directed to this community via The British Lung foundation site I met some wonderful people on there and hope to contact as many of you as possible over the next few months and years. Like most of you I have good days and bad days. My biggest problem when I was first diagnosed was accepting that life was going to have to be at a slower pace, having worked and been busy all my life this was very difficult to come to terms with, but am now realising that I have no option and so go with the flow. I have just been referred to the pulmonary rehabilitaion team in my area and am waiting for a place, I have been told there is a waiting list so I will continue to exercise as much as I can daily.
I look forward to hearing from you.