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Hello there. I have known about my COPD for a couple of months now. It is quite serious and has caused me to take early retirement. My doctor has advised me to discuss things with my family. I have talked to my ex wife who has been very understanding, but she feels I should be the one to break the news to the kids - well, I say kids, they are young adults now.
Each time I see them I think to myself that I can do this, but I always bottle it, and have got no further than saying I am out of condition to explain my breathlessness. This is the first summer we have not gone camping together, not that they seem too disappointed I have to say, but I know they are wondering what is up with their silly old dad. But my dilemma is how do I tell them. I don't want to distress them and also if I am honest I feel guilty and ashamed as I have brought this on myself and my family. What to do? Galen.
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