Not for the squeamish…

Many people with COPD use a sputum pot of some sort, and it makes life much more pleasant if they can be easily reused and don’t smell.

I finally cracked this when I was laid up recovering from pneumonia and empyema. I started using a clean Continue reading

COPD and smoking… Don’t!

Another question from my search engine slush-pile “will my COPD stop if I stop smoking?”

No, it won’t, it’s yours for the rest of your life.

However, stopping smoking will ensure that the treatment for your COPD is more effective than it would otherwise be. But, on the other side of the coin, continuing to smoke will make your COPD a hell of a lot worse, far more difficult to manage, and shorten your life. And that life will not Continue reading