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Live Your Life With COPD- 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness and Hope

Jane M. Martin (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-6435-7 ©2011
Price: $19.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 364 pages
Category/Subject: HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Respiratory

Live Your Life with COPD – 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness and Hope is your guide to living well with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Live Your Life with COPD – 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness and Hope is your guide to living well with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. There’s a lot to learn when you’ve got COPD – Live Your Life will show you what you need to know and help you put it into practice. Each week you’ll discover something new: Information on breathing techniques, medications, exercise, oxygen, nutrition and more…as well as thoughtful perspectives, joyful inspiration and endless empowerment. Whether you were diagnosed ten years ago, or just yesterday, you can find your best life with COPD – a life of Health, Happiness and Hope.

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Customer Reviews

  Inspirational & Giving , 04/27/2011
Reviewer: Steve Rietveld
Although I do not suffer from COPD, I do experience respiratory problems ranging from infections to pneumonia from a result of an accident that has left me paralyzed. No one really understands what a person goes through when they do have breathing problems and for many years, Jane has dedicated her life to helping those with COPD and it shows with her new book: caring for patients, the support and the goal of making the lives of those of us who are suffering that much better. I highly recommend reading this.

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  Great Patient Handbook , 05/04/2011
Reviewer: Ronald W Deenik,DDS, FAGD
For 34 years I have been a practicing healthcare professional. My whole career, as a general dentist, revolves around empowering patients to make their own decisions. This book recognizes where patients are and provides a simple understandable way to deal with the stresses of a terminal disease. Jane writes about dealing with COPD, but after reading this book, I find that almost any terminal disease could be substituted and the patient would benefit. It is perfectly evident that Jane is a true healthcare professional who is concerned with taking the patient from where they are right now and bringing them to a comforable place. I also believe it is a must read for all of us--healthcare professionals--to open our eyes to our patient's lives. Well done!

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  Absolutely Vital Information , 07/03/2011
Reviewer: Tina M Moyer
I am a person with COPD and first read Jane Martin’s book, "Breathe Better, Live in Wellness" and related to how the people in the stories dealt with their lung issues. When I found out that Jane wrote another book about COPD I became so excited and I couldn’t wait to read it. When I received "Live Your Life with COPD-52 Weeks of Health Happiness and Hope" I read it all the way through…and now I’m going back and reading it for each week for the year I am in. Each week I read one section and use what I’ve learned. "Live Your Life with COPD" covers everything - what is COPD, and so many ways to live with it. I need the knowledge that the book gives me, and the encouragement that I can live with COPD. It gives a patient as myself ways to cope when my shortness of breath is a little more than usual or when scary questions pop in my head and I need encouragement to get thru that day. I learned that I will have good and bad days and I am still learning its ok to have a bad day. Even though I can’t do everything I did before my diagnosis, I can use the tips on how to live with COPD; what to do if I’m short of breath, taking my medications, coping with denial, anxiety and oxygen. I am not on Oxygen but if I had to be I’ve learned that I should not be ashamed to wear it. I use to be ashamed of my rescue inhaler but it gives me relief, so I use it. The book also teaches me how to talk with my doctor and with family members who don’t understand; about how it feels to have COPD, my fears, and to find out how they feel. I recommend "Life Your life with COPD" and think Doctors should read it themselves so they know how it truly is every day to live with a chronic illness and how difficult it can be for young or old to live with COPD. I also think family members should read it so that they can get an insight of COPD. The best things that happened after my Diagnosis were Pulmonary Rehab and Jane Martin’s books and the Breathing Better Living Well website. This book is a must read and it’s teaching me that there is a lot I can do - and that I don’t have to give up because I have COPD.

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  LIVE with COPD , 02/13/2012
Reviewer: Karen Deitemeyer
Jane Martin has written a wonderful book, based upon the editorials of Jo-Von Tucker, a patient with COPD; Jane’s own professional knowledge of COPD as an RT; and includes some chapters written by a few other respiratory professionals. I like the way the book is designed – if you want to read a chapter each week, you can jump right in and start with whatever week of the year it is. But (and this is the way I chose to read it), there’s also a content guide, so you can first read the chapters dealing with the basics of COPD, for example, and then go onto the chapters that talk about relationships, then day-to-day living, etc. I was diagnosed with COPD about 10 years ago – I wish this book had been available then, when it was all so new to me, confusing and scary. The combination of a real COPD patient’s observations and of Jane’s professional knowledge make this book a must have for all COPD patients. The “Your Turn” sections at the end of each chapter are a gentle reminder to take charge of our COPD and put into practice what that specific chapter is about. And the additional resources are excellent!! Now I’m going back and re-reading the book, one week at a time, so I don’t forget how to LIVE my life with COPD. I recommend this book to anyone who lives with COPD – patients, caregivers, and other family members. It would also be a great resource for any medical professionals to help them have more insight into a COPD patient’s daily life.

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