Just joined the site because I have recently had a major exacerbation and have finally decided to do something about my lifestyle. I am going to start Yoga and maybe Tai Chi together with sorting out my general fitness and diet. So may be looking for help and suggestions from the forum if that is not too presumptuous.
I am British but currently work in the Middle East and have also worked in another bad region for pollution (Moscow Russia) which was where COPD was first tentatively suggested with it finally diagnosed here in KSA. My doctor is good and helpful when I see her but I try not to go too often and usually only when I need to stock up on meds. Being here makes it easy to neglect the doctor because all the meds are available over the counter.
The biggest issue I find here is the general atmosphere - Dust (sand) everywhere and all the time with a sprinkling of Petroleum pollution as well both from production and from cars. It seems as though my best course of action would be a return to the UK but financially it would be a big stretch. .
Anyway enough for now so just want to say hello to all here