But then something remarkable happened. As I accepted my diagnosis, I also began to accept the fact that I could still lead a good life. I began to focus on the positive aspects of my situation and I started to make small changes to my lifestyle that would help me manage my COPD. I quit smoking, began exercising regularly, and started to eat healthier.
These small changes began to pay huge dividends. I started to feel better, more energetic, and more in control of my life. My breathing became stronger and I finally felt like I was no longer held back by my illness. I was no longer scared of COPD or of the future. Instead, I was excited and optimistic about the possibilities that lay ahead of me.
I now look back on my diagnosis with a sense of pride and accomplishment. I am proud of the progress I have made and I am thankful for the strength and courage that I have found. I have come to terms with my illness and I am not afraid of it anymore. I am brave enough to take on new challenges, enjoy life to the fullest, and put my COPD in the past. I have regained my freedom, and I’m not afraid of COPD anymore.