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Sick lungs don’t show (If you read anything on my blog, please read this)

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Yep.

Butterfly kisses and Angel Wishes

 

The following has been adapted from the 1998 EFFORTS Brochure by Edna Fiore.  It has circled the net many times through forums and e mails between COPDer’s.  

Sick Lungs Don’t Show

I may not look sick; BUT…..I have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). 

Living with COPD is very restrictive

It means having to avoid strong odors, smoke, flowers, perfumes, cleaning supplies, paints, solvents, vehicle exhaust, shaving lotion, bath powders, incense.  I also have to avoid extreme weather and wind, crowds, molds and dusty places because they make me short of breath.

PHYSICALLY

Living with COPD can mean having difficulty walking up stairs or inclines, not walking very far, being unable to “rush” or “being rushed” tiring easily – especially if things last too long, being unable to tolerate tight clothing and the inability to talk for any length of time.

SOCIALLY

Living with COPD can mean coughing in public which…

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