I realize a lot of us, including me come here for advice or to vent. So I wanted to post a positive comment about my mom. She was diagnosed with lung disease about five years ago. The disease is progressing, slowly. She is sick. I am so proud of the strength my mother bears. It's not the only issue she suffers with but my mom is a fighter! More like a lady warrior. She gets up daily and goes about her routine and she barely, ever complains about the horrible disease that took so much of her health and freedom. I am so proud of how strong she is and the example she has always set to me. Which is to be a survivor! I love my mom and though times are hard sometimes I wouldn't trade the last 11 year's I've taken care of her. It's a day to day experience and that's all any of us really have and can take on. Just a day at a time!