We know that singing for lung health can lead to positive changes in both physical and emotional wellbeing. We hope that you enjoy reading these stories from singers who have attended our groups.
I was diagnosed with COPD in 2008. I had stopped smoking in 2007. I was getting more and more breathless. It came to a head one day when it was very windy. I couldn’t take two steps without stopping because I was so out of breath. I have to say, it was one of the most frightening experiences of my life. When I was diagnosed with COPD I’d never heard of it before. At the time I was quite relieved… (read more)
A few years ago, I had a Winter during which I seemed to go from one chest infection to another, never really feeling I had recovered. I finally went back to the doctor who sent me for tests which showed I had developed Bronchiectasis. The frequent chest infections had made me physically unwell and my mental health was also quite low. On a visit to the Brunton theatre one evening I noticed a leaflet which suggested singing for lung health… (read more)
My daughter advised me to start singing. She is a nurse and she told me that singing was one of the best things I could do to improve my breathing, and she had heard there was a singing for lung health group meeting at MECA in Musselburgh, so she phoned Jane and I started coming – back in March 2019. My first thought was ‘I can’t sing!’ but I thought about it for a few weeks and then told myself… (read more)