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Marlene Donally
COPD Patient
Marlene wearing red and smiling at the camera
COPD

I was diagnosed with COPD more than 15 years ago. Good doctors and caring staff at the Pulmonary RehabProgram, as well as a positive attitude, have helped me to maximize my life.

My Lung Story

"I was diagnosed with emphysema (COPD) more than 15 years ago. 

Good doctors and caring staff at the Pulmonary Rehab Program, as well as a positive attitude, have helped me to maximize my life. 

There are things I can't do anymore but I've found alternative ways to handle most situations: walking fast isn't possible but walking slowly still does the trick; and carrying a gallon of milk 20 feet to the fridge leaves me breathless, but having a folding grocery cart solves that problem. 

While my life has changed over these past 15 years, it has not been that difficult to adjust. There is much helpful literature available from Lung Sask and for that I am grateful."

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