Borg Chart

    BORG Scale for Shortness of Breath 10 Very Severe (you are going to pass out) 9 Is your heart racing? 8 Can you still talk? 7 Very Severe ( Heavy Panting) 6 Is it getting worse? 5 Severe (Panting) 4 Somewhat Severe 3 Moderate 2 Slight 1 Very Slight 0 No...

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Knowing your Limitations

Knowing your Limitations

Knowing what your limitations are? See the thing is this;  It's my experience that we have surgery or an injury and we work to get better, We watch our limitations as we go through the healing process. I am watching my husband now recovering from surgery...

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Sleeping and COPD

Deep sleep often eludes those of us with COPD, but rather it comes in fits and starts of short periods of light sleep but never the deep REM that is required for us to wake up refreshed. I usually sleep for a solid 2 to 3 hours but then I wake and it is nearly always...

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Getting Past Survivors Guilt

Getting Past Survivors Guilt

While I was having my heart and lung issues and in and out of hospital, I lost my closest cousin,1 good friend and 2 colleagues.  I had to learn how to get past survivors guilt. I am no stranger to dealing with loses. As you could expect of someone my age I had lots...

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Showering with COPD

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