Hello my name is Debbie. I am 53 and I was diagnosed with COPD in 2007 . I had an exasperation in January 2013 . I was in the hospital for a week and came home on oxygen full-time. I am currently on a 3 at rest and 4 when I am doing anything. I wera out easy so I don't do too much . I can still do laundry and I try and cook dinner for my husband every night . As far as house cleaning the way I would like to have it done, it doesn't happen. I get aggravated when I have to ask for help and aggravated that I have to ask ! Hope that makes sense - I am dealing with depression - something that I do not like to admit , because I try to stay strong , but I am truly not as strong as I want to be .
I have 2 dogs that are my constant companions . I take care of them daily - taking them out loving on them and playing with them - I certainly don't know what I would do without my fur babies !
Weather effects what I can accomplish on most days - some days I can not tolerate going outside between allergies and humidity and or dew point . I struggle daily to feel well enough to function . I am miserable because my mind spins scenarios of things I want to do or want to get done and I go to start and I am worn out before I get it all done therefore many projects started and not finished !
Sorry for the venting - I am glad I found this group- hoping some one can help me feel like a human again by sharing our stories !
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take , but by moments that take our breath away .