Planning your future care

6) Practical tips from people living with COPD

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The following are quotes and tips from people like you living with COPD;

A chum from our group came with me to see a lawyer about the legal stuff – it helped.
Once I had talked about it (and done the forms!) – I felt so relieved – I could then forget about it all.
I found starting with the practical stuff (wills, funeral plan, power of attorney) made it then easier to talk about the harder stuff (treatment interventions, emotional).
I started the discussion with my family by emailing them some links to good websites and saying I wanted to talk about stuff on them.
Don’t wait until you are ill to talk about the tricky stuff – do it well ahead.