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COPD and loneliness
By May 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm 5,668 31 4
I am a 51 year old male with severe COPD and emphysema. I am also on oxygen 24/7. Granted this is used to improve my health, it also makes me feel like a leper. I don't consider myself to be too old. I live alone and wish for a companion in life but I always feel like" who wants a man that is always attached to oxygen". Friends tell me I'm wrong, (what few I have) and my sons have pretty much abandoned me. I just want someone in my life. I don't make a lot of money. We all know how much you get from disability. I have tried to get a part time job but…once again…the oxygen gets in the way. I am at this point frustrated, alone and don't know what to do. Bills are growing and I can't do anything about it. A little help or advice?