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On the good days, you feel brighter and lighter.

Find out how others make the most of the good days and manage the bad ones.



Most people told us they do have good days despite COPD. Even if they couldn’t forget about the condition completely, on a good day people felt able to ‘get on with life’. “It’s like clean air, free, a clear sky … you can breathe it in deeper”.

The consensus was that the goal was often just to live as close to a normal life as possible, so “I do everything everyone else does”. Many wanted to lead healthier lifestyles to help them manage the more difficult times, which they explained as a weight or a darkness: “… like a cloud hanging over you, a big heavy cloud”.