Share Your Story: Stephen Page

Posted by Eden Coleman on Aug 22, 2016 2:17:45 PM


On this installment of Share Your Story, you will hear from Stephen Page. A loving family man who doesn't allow his COPD to restrict him from doing the things he loves. Learn how with the help of a portable oxygen concentrator, his loving family, and an excellent sense of humor, Stephen is able to travel and live an independent lifestyle.

You shouldn't allow your COPD to consume your life, in the words of Stephen "you are slower and handicapped, but not disabled or a victim... Adapt, accept your limitations and push the limits (within reason), but never give up".

Let's jump right into Stephen's COPD story...

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Share Your Story: Margaret

Posted by Eden Coleman on Aug 16, 2016 4:16:11 PM

There are dozens of educational articles on COPD, however, it's often just as important to hear how other like minded patients manage and cope with their COPD. Because nobody can quite understand your situation like another patient.

Which is exactly why the COPD Store provides you and other patients the ability to share their story. Today you will hear Margaret's story with COPD.

Margaret lived an active and healthy lifestyle leading up to her diagnosis, but due to her decision to smoke, she was unfortunately diagnosed with the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

But I'll leave it up to Margaret to share her story in more detail below...

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Share Your Story: Brenda Jordan

Posted by Eden Coleman on Aug 15, 2016 4:00:00 PM

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Share Your Story: Linda Regis

Posted by Eden Coleman on Mar 24, 2016 4:00:00 PM

We have yet another exciting and helpful personal story of what it's like to live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Today we hear Linda Regis' COPD story, who once lived a pretty normal and fast paced lifestyle. Up until Linda's COPD diagnosis she worked a typical 8-5 job, spent time with friends and family, and loved to enjoy the great outdoors by camping, fishing, or doing yard work. Her fast paced lifestyle is what made a family friend give her the nickname "rabbit".   

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Share Your Story: Walt Krail

Posted by Eden Coleman on Feb 5, 2016 10:42:00 AM

Living with a chronic respiratory disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is certainly no walk in the park. Which is demonstrated today in Walt Krail's story with COPD. Once a self employed plummer, Walt's life was drastically changed upon being diagnosed with COPD. Learn how Walt has adjusted his life post diagnosis in order to properly manage his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Carol Shares Her Story About Decades of Misdiagnosis

Posted by Eden Coleman on Feb 3, 2016 10:09:24 AM

Often COPD is regarded as a “smoker’s disease”, with most of the population believing that those with COPD knowingly engaged in risky behavior that resulted in their illness. It’s not just the general population that holds this belief, it is often physicians as well. It’s this problem that led to our next Share Your Story participant, Carol Anderson, to have undiagnosed COPD for more than a decade even after visiting 15 to 20 different doctors.

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Share Your Story: Kathy

Posted by Eden Coleman on Jan 12, 2016 2:18:37 PM

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Share Your Story: Joy Mckinnon

Posted by Eden Coleman on Jan 1, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Struggling to cope with your recently diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? See how Joy is able to take control of the management of her COPD in the latest addition to our share your story segment. The personal advice that Joy provides can be adapted and implemented into your personal life! A diagnosis of COPD is certainly no easy pill to swallow, but advice from a patient provides a unique perspective into life with COPD that doctors simply cannot. 

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Leonard Nimoy's Daughter Julie Shares Her Story

Posted by Lisa Burkhart on Dec 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Some say that even quitting heroin is easier than quitting smoking. Back in the 50’s and 60’s no one knew the dangers of smoking, and there were even some ads that touted smoking as a healthy practice. It was during this era of misinformation that Leonard lit his first cigarette leading to a decades long habit. He did end up kicking that addiction but 30 years later it became evident that the damage had been done and he was diagnosed with COPD.

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Share Your Story: Frank Rasler (ER Physician)

Posted by Eden Coleman on Nov 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM


Today we have a different perspective on our Share Your Story segment. Frank Rasler shares his experiences with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from 30+ years as an emergency room physician. Typically we hear personal COPD experiences from patients, however hearing how an ER physician experiences COPD and what he thinks of the disease will provide further insight and education into the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States to help you improve your lifestyle quality.
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