Having just read derrylynne's blog, I will be sorry to see him go. He was already here when I joined a year ago and being in a very desperate state after my dads' dreadful news, I came looking for help, advice, comfort, shoulders to cry on as such. Derrylynne was just one amongst lots of people who offered all the above and have continued to do so ever since. But there are quite a few who I valued who have left who have said exactly the same, that this site isn't the same. I have to agree, but not necessarily in a bad way.
We are all free to write about whatever we want and wether we agree or disagree about the content, one thing I am sure we can all agree with, we would all be lost without it. But the one thing that keeps annoying me time and time again and it happened twice in derrylynnes' blog, this site being referred to as a copd site and it is not. Please, please, please can we stop doing that and think of those with other lung conditions that are valued members of this community. It may also be worth you reading about the other conditions if you have time, especially as we are all too willing to offer help and advice when asked and sometimes the advice isn't always accurate, if they come from a copd perspective.
I mean no offence to anyone and genuinely hope none is taken. Those who know me, know I always have the best of intentions and whilst I am fighting a battle in memory of my dad, ignorance of Idiopathic Pulmobary Fibrosis and other lung conditions are partly the reason I believe why my dad is no longer here.