COPD and the Coronavirus - recommendations, concerns, advice

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Hello everyone,

Patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD are part of the population at risk of complications from Coronavirus infection. It's really important to follow recommendations and guidelines published by the government and the NHS in order to best protect ourselves from infection.

Feel free to consult our two recent articles on the coronavirus and chronic illness for more information:

Coronavirus: What do you need to know?

Coronavirus and chronic illness

I've created this discussion so we can pose any questions or concerns about the current pandemic or just generally share our feelings about what is going on. 

Have you consulted the recommendations? Who informed you first: you doctor, your pharmacist, a relative? Have you been taking any particular precautions? Have you been self-isolating? Do you have any advice for others?

Take care,

Courtney

Beginning of the discussion - 24/03/2020

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@Courtney_J I've been social distancing to reduce the risk of me and my wife catching it. We both have lung problems (she has asthma, I have COPD), so we have the shopping delivered (when we can get a slot, they've been booked lately) and we limit our outdoor excursions to our garden. I haven't been in touch with my GP, but I expect I can get to him over the phone if needed.

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 me and  my partner has c.o.p.d. and other illness,  daughter does all things for us food shop dr perceptions ect she does it all. i do a bit house work and washing on  me good days but my partner cant do a thing she wheel chair and for last 2 year stuck in this 1st floor flat no lifts has we cant get her down stirs council just had us on houseing list for last 5 years had occupational health round still no help had social service round still no help we are here till we die i am sure off it. flat is full off black damp and walls put hands on it feels all wet granddaughter lives with ujs and she Asmara so we are  saving to go private now had enough in our place now council wont do a wet room so we are done with council and local authorities all done save up go private and daughter do our shop and help has for this covid 19 man made and government cover ups well many  are doom and not many are helping getting pissed and  hanging round parks and the beach. defo one  big cover up conspicuous.  made in china that is for sure only thing that lasted to work that come from china too. we should start making things in uk for a change build our own country back up. just me 2p worth   rant

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I have COPD but I'm still working because I have not received a letter to say I'm high risk I'm really concerned about having to go out to work because I won't get any pay if I stay at home I feel my situation is really stressing me out 

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I have moderate copd, I’ve received my letter from NHS to self isolate for 12 weeks, on the other hand my husband has copd only last year he had half his lung removed through non related, he finds it very difficult to climb stairs he hasn’t had a letter to self isolate which I find ridiculous unless they’re running behind? We are both at our wits end it’s a nightmare, which I know we are all going through it. Stay safe everyone x

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I also have COPD diagnosed 5 yrs ago & I work according to my surgery not my own GP I won’t receive a letter & can go to work. I get breathless & in past year it has got worse I chose to hand my notice in at work but my boss has given me two weeks holiday of which I have 1 week left but covid-19 going to be around much longer months even so unfortunately I will be unemployed 😢

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I have copd for 5 years now my husband as had it for 20 years in is in hospital with the coronavirus 

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@Jenny91 I’m so sorry to hear your husband has that nasty virus I hope he gets well soon x

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So sorry your husband is in hospital with coronavirus, it’s awful too that you will be jobless because you’ve only been given 2 weeks holiday, your health comes first I can’t believe you haven’t been sent a letter what is wrong with them you ARE at risk with COPD,.......Stay Safe

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Well as we all know this is a killer,and me and my wife are on the list of at risk,i have COPD for a good few years now and it as you know never gets better,my wife has heart problems so she is another worry,we have not been out the house as we are very scared to leave even for food essentials,up to now we have been lucky that one of our grandsons has been to shop for food,but he walks and its a long way,hes a really good lad but i cant ask him to get heavy stuff,and to get a delivery from any of the supermarkets it would be easier to plait fog,so all in all we feel left out from the government,they think deliveries are everyday,well everyday i try and never an opening at all on any of them,we really dont know what else we can do,if we do risk it it is risking my life,and it will take a lot to do that.i hope everyone stays in and stays safe.good luck to all.

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