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I'm curious how you handle the issue where your mind feels it can do something, but your body refuses because of the COPD? I've been going through this alot lately. It's downright annoying and depressing. I have severe COPD and throughout this journey my life has changed quite a bit and, for the most part, mentally I've dealt with that ok. But this latest thing where my mind wants to do things and feels it can but my body refuses is really throwing me for a loop. It can be something as small as household chores, to something on a bigger scale such as wanting to take a trip but being rudely awakened when I can't even manage to walk my dog a few feet without becoming pretty short of breath. It makes me feel downright defeated.
I'm in my 5th year since diagnosis and I view this as a result of my decilne from moderate to severe. While I've had physical limitations from COPD before I was still able to do stuff that my mind wanted to do (maybe in a different way), but now I simply can't and that's what's throwing me for a loop.
Anyone else experience this?
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