This is the second post in my series on COPD caregiver burnout. In the first one, we discussed the fact that caregiver burnout is a valid occurrence with concrete signs and symptoms. We also talked about the fact that it's important to learn how to recognize burnout so that you can deal with it effectively.
In this post, I'll offer you... Read more
Caregiving is a tough job. It's not just the physical labor involved; it's also the emotional strain of trying to squeeze more responsibility and time demands into an already overcrowded life... not to mention having to watch someone you love slowly wither away.
I think it's hard for anyone who has never been a caregiver for a chronically... Read more
You've never smoked a cigarette in your life, but your doctor just told you that you have COPD, which stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Are you wondering how this can be? Isn't COPD a disease of smokers and former smokers?
While it's true that in the United States, COPD in 80% to 90% of all people diagnosed was due to... Read more
In my area of the world, leaves are beginning to drop from branches and litter the ground, the air is noticeably cooler after the sun goes down and sandals and tank tops are pushed into the back of the closet in favor of socks and sweatshirts. Must be autumn...
As the fall season overtakes us, it is time to start thinking about preventing... Read more
Yes, it IS possible... you CAN live a quality life, even after you've been diagnosed with COPD. I'm not saying there won't need to be changes. You have to accept the reality that your life will never be quite the same once you've been diagnosed with COPD. But that doesn't mean you need to give up on life, not by a long shot.
Living with... Read more