Sorry but I`ve not long joined the forum.
Yes my wife has suffered from COPD for the last 10 years. she is oxygen assisted for 15 to 20 hrs a day,nebuliser 4 times a day plus 1 inhaler twice a day. now that sounds terrible as if it`s the end of the world, WRONG.
Everyone is of the same opinion, smoking caused it when in fact 1 in 4 people with this desease were or are smokers. The others my have other underlying reasons, they`re past employment, maybe a lot of chest related illnesses when they were young, and so on.
My wife is COPING with her condition, yes it is a very upsetting to see her most days but we get through it.We`ve been on holiday quite a few times at our daughters in Kent. All I do is inform our
GP and he takes it from there.When we arrive the oxygen is in place ready.We go out wherever taking portable oxygen tanks with us.No problem at all.
My wife is as bright as a button mentally [I`m the nut in the family].
IT`s not all rosy I must admit,Some days she`s unable to move about other days she can. Her mobility is not good unable to walk more than 10 steps but we manage just fine.
If you get good back up services ie.GP, s/services etc you can get on with your life.
So chin up,all the best.