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energy1
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Hi every one qualified as nurse May this year now diagnosed with mild to moderate COPD my head is working over time ! I haven’t had cigarette for 13 years now x

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Fleurbaby

Don't worry mate, we all think that, upon confirmation! Shit happens, I am afraid.

Your life has changed forever and you have to come to terms with it and realize it is not always a death sentence.

I know people on this site whom still smoke, rest as much as you can, ultimately, accept it, or it WILL kill you.

Good luck

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Schmicter

Mild to moderate COPD with a good diet and regular exercise is a lot better, in the way you feel and longevity, than many that are very overweight, eat a crappy diet, and lay around on a couch.

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energy1
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Thank you my plan is to excercise do mindfulness as eat healthy diet but at moment so uneasy with it all ! Thank you

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Please look up grace ann koppel 18 years diagnosed, has improved her lung function. Seek out any positive copd stories to motivate and sustain you. And keep in your mind resesrch is happening everywhere, we may see a cure in our life time

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Jackadoodle

Hi, it is a real shock when you are diagnosed with COPD, just be positive I know it’s hard but keep taking the medication and have regular chest examinations and scans, you as a professional in your field, there are helpful professionals also in the COPD field make an appointment with one of these individuals they will give you a phone number to contact them when you think that you are becoming overwhelmed by your condition they are very helpful most are nurse practitioners so are able to dispenser medication and have a direct line to consultants in their field so you don’t have to go to your GP as they specialise in COPD. All the best, you are not alone there are plenty of us out there and this forum helps to realise that.

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I like this these are the things we need to see to give us a fair balance

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joyful4u

So glad you joined the group. We've all heard that diagnosis & remember our initial reactions. Reading many past posts helps to assure us that we're not in this alone & that life goes on even with having copd. Here is the place you'll receive support, encouragement & advice. I hope you have a good pulmonary doctor. Exercising, drinking a lot if water & making good food choices are things that are helpful in keeping us healthy. Pls keep us udated in how you're doing.

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energy1
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Thank you so much for your kind support and advice ! The last few weeks have been really overwhelming period ! I think started to accept that I have COPD and looking how I can manage it to keep symptoms limited ! I have joined gym and looking at my diet and started to take essentials vitamins started to feel a lot better and my breathing is improving not felt so well last couple of weeks Thank you xx

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Pegstags

Yes like everyone is saying. Mild is not that bad. Just make sure you keep taking your meds! And i still smoke. Not to smart on my part. I was diagnosed 10 years ago with copd and heart failure. But my copd is still mild. I believe. Take care.

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energy1
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Thank you 😊

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