Listening to all your advice and help for each other is such a tonic, its nice to know that other people are in the same situation as yourself be it copd or other problems to do with the illness.
My name is Teigy1 and I am 61, have had copd for 5-6 years, I am luckier than some of you as I can still do most things but do get breathless, some days my breathing is worse than others. I find it worse when the weather is damp and windy. I do try and get plenty of exercise though, my dog gets me out for walks and I look after my 18 month old granddaughter 5 days a week, believe me that is plenty of exercise, I hope to join a pulmonary rehab group in the new year as they sound very helpful, plus to meet people with the same condtion, I too don't think people who don't suffer understand our difficulties.
Happy New Year to you all.