I have been diagnosed with COPD for over a year now. I was diagnosed at 34% lung capacity. Have had one exacerbation and it may be lower. Scheduled for a test again soon. Many of the things I've read here ring true for me also. I just want to say that one of the most difficult things is understanding and accepting your new limitations and other people misunderstanding them. Hang in there all. Just knowing you are not alone helps.
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