More about Jane…
I’m Jane M. Martin, a respiratory therapist, educator, and writer with over 35 years experience doing my best to help people breathe easier. I started out as teacher, never intending to become a respiratory therapist. But life happened in such a way that I found myself on a path called respiratory care – and I’ve been following it ever since.
As I worked in the hospital, time after time my patients asked, “Am I the only one who has this problem? What’s going to happen to me? How can anyone possibly understand how I feel?” In response, I started a breathing support group, and then a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Working with these programs helped me see the courage and wisdom of my patients. I was inspired! And I knew what I had to do. I began to write patients’ stories to help those with COPD and other chronic lung diseases who felt discouraged, overwhelmed, and alone.
In my new book, the Second Edition of Live Your Life with COPD – 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness, and Hope, you’ll find the best of both of my other books, Breathe Better, Live in Wellness, and the first edition of Live Your Life with COPD plus updates, new chapters, questions with answers from lung health experts, and more patient stories!
I’m excited about sharing my new book with you! Whether you’re a person who’s been diagnosed with COPD, a family member, caregiver, or a health care professional, I know you’ll be informed, encouraged, and inspired by this second edition of Live Your Life with COPD – 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness, and Hope.