COPD, with the right treatments and attitude can be managed well and isn’t necessarily life limiting. The key is to listen to your doctors instructions. It is imperative that you give up smoking which will benefit your condition no end, and take your medications correctly.
There are some courses that physicians can prescribe for you which teach you about the condition and suggest helpful adaptations to aid with day to day living tasks to prevent you from becoming breathless. Some even teach you how to exercise with your condition.
Numerous support groups are springing up across the country, speak to your doctor who will be able to give you more information. There are also plenty of forums and discussion groups online too.