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I was diagnosed 5 1/2 years ago with Stage 3 copd which as we all here probably know is moderate to severe. I listed in my Title that I was diagnosed with end stage copd. The reason I say that is because when diagnosed I had 30% lung function and based on my symptoms I know that I have progressed somewhere in the lung function of 29% or less. I am going in for another test on 8-16-17 but I am depressed about this desease so bad that I do not even won't to get the test. I feel as if I am going to get a death sentence, as if I don't have enough to worry about.
Does anyone else feel like it isn't neccesary to get that test to confirm I have less than 29% to confirm you have the end stage. My primary care physician just told me that there was a relative new inhaler out that trduces the amount of exasperations but I would have to see a pulmonologist to get it. If not for getting this new inhaler I don't think I would even go get test. Does anyone else with this dreaded disease feel the same??
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