It sure has been a long time since I've posted. As many of you know, I was going to shut down my blog but many of you asked me not to since there is quite a bit of good info in here that can help many of our fellow COPD'ers.
I've not had time to do any new research or stay on top of any new happenings with COPD. I do know that since my last post, COPD has moved up to the 3rd leading cause of death. Wow. I so wish we could get the much needed support as so many other diseases do, but thanks to the stigma tied to this disease, I worry that won't happen. I sure hope I'm wrong.
I've also read on a new drug that is being tested in the US, and that has already been approved in Europe. The drug is called Onbrez and it sounds promising.
As for me personally, well, the winter here in Philadelphia has been tough. We've had enough snow to last us a lifetime, lol. I will say, though, that the winter weather has been kinder to me as far as the emphysema is concerned. It has been easier to deal with, except for the really frigid days. I'm not looking forward to the summer!
I am still unemployed and am done with my unemployment benefits. Now the truly scary part begins. I pray that I can find a job soon, otherwise, I will lose my house and everything I have worked so hard for. This economy is horrible!