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If Nothing Else, Read This

 

Just Between Us - From Your Fellow COPDer's

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Sick Lungs Don't Show

Lung Transplant

 

 

Lung Transplant Ctrs in Canada

 

Meet Melody (pre transplant ) The Waiting

 

Post Transplant Q's &A's of Melody

 

Follow a Couple of Tx Patients on Their Journey

This site & the information contained herein raymerd00@gmail.com

2005 - 2015

Welcome to

COPD Canada

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

"COPD Has No Boundaries"

 

 

According to Statistics Canada,  and with figures gathered between 2009 - 2011,  there was   1.3M   "reported"  (diagnosed) cases of COPD in Canada,  and in  excess of    4M   Canadians with a lung function are indicative of this  disease.

 

 

What can you do?

 

LOTS!

 

 

Start by helping  yourself.

  

Through reliable sources  learn all that you can about  COPD.       Don't  simply  "suffer with,  or from."  

 

Patients, caregivers, family members, the general public, clinicians, students, organizations.....  everyone can learn and benefit from the information herein. 

 

Some Suggested Very Reliable Sources :

 
http://www.pulmonarywellness.com/

https://www.facebook.com/StopCOPD.org

What is a COPD Action Plan?

http://www.wellbeingadviceonline.com/category/copd/

The Face Of COPD

 

To all Patients

  remember....

You Are  NOT Alone!!!

 

Everything begins with education.

   Hopefully this site will be a start for you!

 

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If you are aware of any information pertaining to the well being of COPD Patients please forward to:

 

 raymerd@gmail.com

 

The passing of the founder (Jacqueline Whitaker) of this website has made it extremely difficult to continue this effort. Should a person and/or entity wish to carry on  this valued service to COPD patients, please contact the above email address for further information

 

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Peer to Peer Information/Knowledge Sharing and Mutual Support

(COPD in Canada & The World Message Board Forum)

 

 

 

This site is currently undergoing  updates and changes. 

Please help by reporting broken links or important feedback to raymerd00@gmail.com  Thank You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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