In November 2015 Novartis Pharmaceuticals made a series of short films with women who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. I was delighted to be asked to participate and to meet some powerful, extraordinary and inspirational women on the day, Gerardine, Paula and Pauline in particular. (See previous post,Taking a Breath). People with COPD experience exacerbations or episodes when symptoms get worse than usual and we get sick, usually with or after an infection. These episodes can be serious and life threatening. This short film focuses on personal experiences of some of the women who participated.