"As one doctor told me, living with end stage Copd is like living in the thin air at the base camp of Mt Everest. But I distract myself from my laboured breathing with the beauty of the views. I take this climb slowly, but I take it."
"Having COPD is like trying to breathe through a straw for your whole life."
"I've been told that copd is like eczema scarring on the lungs"
â€œLiving with COPD is like being an elderly person in a young person's body. You look perfectly healthy on the outside but you actually have no
"Having COPD is like being underwater and holding your breath. Although you try to stay under longer, you need to breathe - right now! So you rise to the surface and take a deep breath. Unfortunately, people with COPD cannot just surface and take a deep breath."
"COPD is like a being on an unmanned freight train rumbling down a mountain track, I feel I've applied the breaks a little. One day I might even be able to stop the train and hop off."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.