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I am a 64 year old male who was medically retired from work in 2010 due to the onset of COPD.
I was wondering if anyone else has the following thoughts/experiences like myself.
1. If I venture out walking I plan my route so there are plenty of shops along the way where I can pretend to window shop whilst getting my breath and resting.
I am more comfortable doing this rather than just standing in the street looking lost.
2. I often get panic attacks when I either get into bed or into my car.
3. Bumping into people whilst walking who want to talk in that until you have got your breath back you cannot converse and feel awkward especially if the do not realise you have breathing problems.
4. I dread being in a position where someone needs help or assistance in that I would be of no use where exertions are required. They would think I was a cold uncaring person which I am not.
I would love to hear from anyone who can relate to anything I have mentioned.
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