Hi. Welcome to my not-so-professional-looking blog about COPD and LVRS (Lung Volume Reduction Surgery). When you read this blog, I'm not sure which page is going to come up first (usually the last page posted) but for anything to make sense, please follow the posts along the right column in alphabetical order.

Oh, by the way, Betty Jo of Texas said I really should include a picture of me so people reading this journal would feel "connected" as they join me through my journey. This pre-surgery picture is about 3 years old and my hair is a little darker ("Only her hairdresser knows for sure!") and I no longer carry a portable tank but other than that...................Heeeeere's Penny!