Thomas3.20.2010

National COPD Awareness Day

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Nov 16, 2016

When I come to this day I am bursting with motivation to make more people aware and to get the test!

The test is called Spirometry Test. It is simple, affordable, non-invasive and you get immediate results.

If you have smoked more than 100 Sickerettes in your lifetime then please tell your Doctor that you want a Spirometry Test.

But I also want to share Hope for those who have received the diagnosis.

So I include 2 articles here.

The first is my own story of COPD Awareness and I encourage others to publish theirs - be it themselves or family members who have this illness.

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Thomas3.20.2010-blog/2013/03/03/beating-the-odds

Second, I want to include the National Action Plan developed by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI). 

http://www.aarc.org/copd-action-plan-rts/

You can sit back and take your meds or you can choose to get involved. I find involement leads to empowerment over a disease that often leaves feeling helpless and hopeless. 

Something to think about!

Whatever you do - 

If you haven't already, Quit Smoking!

If you have Quit, then protect your Quit No Matter What!

Breathe Easy, Folks! Let's look forward to another Great Thanksgiving with our Families!

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