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Living with COPD

Posted 02-05-2013 07:24 AM by Gizmo1248
Updated 02-05-2013 07:27 AM by Gizmo1248



Hello!

Today, is the first day of my journal. I plan on using this to help me articulate my thoughts, feelings and fears in reference to my disease. You see, I have severe COPD, and lung cancer. The cancer has been taken care of through surgery. I was blessed, it was stage 1A, so the cancer was removed by taking out two of my three right lobes. I do get CAT scans every three months for the next 2 years, just to be on the safe side.

In aspect...
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My orthopedic surgeries

Posted 10-30-2012 12:41 AM by Bakedroses
Updated 11-01-2012 11:35 PM by Administrator

Last week, I had my sixth orthopedic surgery in 16 years, on an ankle (the others were on knees and a wrist). I'm required to be nonweightbearing for some period of time. I thought that by posting some coping strategies, both before and after surgeries, my experiences might help some others here.

I like being independent and am used to doing things for and by myself, and feeling more in control of my life, so it's been difficult to adjust to being in a wheelchair, unable to exit...
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Can't Even Be Myself Without the Possibility of.........

Posted 08-14-2012 02:54 PM by Phoenix
Updated 09-03-2012 11:42 PM by Phoenix

It being submitted into evidence and twisted to mean other than I intended. I try my best,to be as sincere as possible here and yet and still potentially expose myself to my very own words being used against me.

I want my own life back;to know that I can post what I want,when I want and it not be used out of context.

They say the truth will set you free but in this case I feel that the truth may set me up.

Go figure.....
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And So It Continues...

Posted 12-28-2010 07:57 AM by Gloria62

Another bad day for me, I can hardly stand it. I don't want to take a muscle relaxer because it will just makes me want to sleep all day and with CFS already beating me down, that would not be good for me. Everyday seems to be a struggle and it is getting worse day by day. Relief, now there is a word I would sure welcome.
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Pain is my master

Posted 12-19-2010 08:15 AM by Gloria62
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My body is in so much pain today that I can barely stand to sit and write this. I will have to try and walk around a bit to try and get relief. It hurts to sit, it hurts to stand and God does it hurt to walk. Sometimes, like today, I feel a bit out of it as well. I feel like I am here but not really hear. Sounds weird I know, but imagine how weird it feels to me. This waiting on a decision for my SSD id excruciating, it's almost as bad as my daily pain. I just feel like my whole world is completely...
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