My Oh has copd as well as rheumatoid arthritis. He attends his copd nurse annuallly and they ask to see him 2 or 3 times in between. My gp knows of this and helps me look after my own health. I had major abdominal surgery in august last year but getting there with recovery I also have osteoarthritis in my knees,hips lower and upper back and wear wrist splints for carpal tunnel. I was wondering if there is any support for partners whose OH has copd. I have never been or been asked by my OH when he has attended gp or copd nurse for appointments so any information I have has been from searches on the internet. Initially when he told me he had copd and showed me the leaflet nurse had given him I became very upset, though obviously not in front of him. By searching for info etc I now try to take each day as it comes ( through the advice of a friend who is a carer) and in her words try not to let it rule your live's.I have days/moment where I feel down not for myself but for my OH and what may lie ahead.
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