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support groups in my town for COPD? are support groups so un-common for copd?

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  • mizdoc
    mizdoc August 14 at 5:46 pm   

    Ask your respirologist. In fact, ask everyone you come in contact with. Or form your own group. Put signs on bulletin boards. Maybe your respirologist could help you. We have a Community Health Centre here that gives 10 week courses on learning how to deal with COPD, and they set up a support group called Take a Breath. We meet every week to laugh and talk, and sing. We hold Christmas dinners, picnics, barbecues. and we also formed a singing group. We are not a choir…nobody can sing well, but together we sound darned good. We are in demand (Sort of) and go out to sing whenever asked. Our motto? We sing for food. But seriously we have fun. That's the whole point. Get together with others who have COPD…they understand what you're going through. Your friends and family think they know, but don't really. Have them put a clothespeg on their nose, 2 straws in their mouth, and so 10 sit-stands in a row. That's what COPD is like, breathing through a straw. Even then, they have short memories. So try to find or start a group. You should be able to find COPD people to meet weekly, even if you have to hire a church basement. If you can do this, it would be the best thing you can do.

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