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December 21, 2016

Okay, first, you deserve to know that I know what I am talking about.   After a premature birth, a childhood of second and third-hand smoke, and personally smoking pretty heavily for 20 years, I was diagnosed with severe COPD in 1995.  After learning everything I could...

December 21, 2016

I was diagnosed with severe COPD, (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), in 1995.  I had always had weak lungs.  It was just part of my life, something that I had accepted.   Premature birth, a childhood enveloped in second-hand smoke, and 20 years of personal smokin...

December 21, 2016

Everyone has issues.  The issues may be financial or political, personal or professional.  They may involve family, friends, environment, or health.  Just to keep life interesting, many people deal with two or more of these issues on a regular basis.

The attit...

December 20, 2016

You are likely aware that Mary and I have spent an extraordinary amount of time over the last years teaching others how to live well with lung disease.  We have lectured to pulmonary rehabilitation patients and their caregivers, to Better Breathers Clubs, and many othe...

December 20, 2016

Okay, you knew that.  We have all suffered from pessimism, from depression.  When it’s hard to breathe, it is all too easy to fall into the pit of self-pity.  Sometimes you just have to get all honked off about your lung issues and wallow around in a black funk for a w...

December 20, 2016

Life in today’s world is stressful enough for most everyone.  Life complicated by COPD can be infinitely more stressful, for both the patient and for caregivers.  Health problems add a whole new layer of worry, of uncertainty, of financial concerns.  When we were runni...

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