COPD and Social Life: Discuss how COPD affects it
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Does COPD affect your social life? How so? How do you manage it?
I look forward to your testimony and discussion.
COPD used to have a large affect on my social life, but I have thankfully gotten things under better control by changing my lifestyle over the past few years. In the beggining it affected my social life because I was constantly out of breath, fatigued, and coughing or feeling like coughing constantly.
However, now I am able to attend more social events than the years prior and feel less faitgued, so I can actually enjoy myself. I still can't over do anything, but I am much more mobile and energized.
I try to exercise everyday... yes 7 days a week. My exercise is light to moderate, but every bit helps. It helps me feel less fatigued and helps me gain back the strength in my lungs. I continue to do pulmonary exercises I learned from PT also.
I know this is an older discussion question, but I think it deserves a few more responses! I will tag a few members who might be able to share a story with us.
@Lacyann @Jabramo @Ydavy41 @bbyrd81451 @Jackiewoodstock @Dlancrn @Houghemani @CatK2021 @leaftheif2000 @Vergeson_84 @Fionad69 @TuffyOneKenobi @chrissymka @Ma3casto @anablus81 @TARA MOM @Lorifitts @srrmaui @RobinCartner @AnnieZak114$ @nailila @Tmanpro @MarcieAng @Rheuno @Suemsandiego @kellyannbartlett @LJNMSW
Has COPD affected your social life? Was there an activity you had to drop out of because of your illness? Do you opt out of certain outings because you know it will be difficult for you to manage? Do your friends not invite you to do certain things because they know you will not be able to do it?
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