While I don't have COPD nor asthma (my son does/did) I can relate to what it is to have a chronic condition. I was young when I was diagnosed, so in the prime of my life I was struck with having a condition that put the blocks on my wheels. I handled it mostly with denial at first but as I got older, the denial died away and left me with the can do attitude. Sure there are days that I just can't do anything but when I can, like you, I try to squeeze the most out of life. We only have one life so we might as well try to enjoy it and if roadblocks get in the way, we go around it. I imagine that having a hard time breathing might put even more of a damper on going around that roadblock, but I must say that I applaud your tenacious attitude! Just to give you example of how I go out and enjoy what life has to offer...I refuse to let my conditions get the best of me, so me and my husband make frequent trips on his Harley Davidson. Just last year we traveled over 3000 miles with a group of friends on the bikes. We also like to take vacations with our children. I just make extra preparations then most people
I guess I got lucky in regards to family and friends. My husband has been nothing but supportive along with his family. I have had my friends for over 25+ years and they have stood by my side no matter what. The ones that have faded away just tells me that they weren't friends to begin with.