Going Home from Hospital - updated BLF information

Good afternoon

We have now updated our information on Going home from hospital – this information is aimed at people who are admitted to hospital with an exacerbation of COPD and can be found on the COPD hub at blf.org.uk/Page/going-home-...

The booklet is also available to order from the BLF website as normal or by calling the BLF Helpline on 03000 030 555.

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I have just returned home from hospital and, while the leaflet is very good, it does not mention weight loss and muscle wastage while there through being unable to be mobile. I have lost over one and a half stone. My doctor is prescribing me Complan to help gain weight and i am doing my own leg exercises to increase my wasted leg muscles.

So sorry your stay in 5* sounds like it has been very problematic for you. Hope you get your strength back soon.

love cx

I know exactly what you mean Puff, I lost 3 1/2 stone after a month of sedation and it left me with no muscle. I lived off special drinks and loads of protein which got me back to being me eventually, all I need now is the lungs to match the body. :)


hope you get well and fit again soon puff good luck

nice to see you back puff,glad your home safe and well,ps hows dunky.xxxTwice

losing one and a half stone in a week ? wish I could do that

I have tried every diet, even hospital food for a week

supposed to be healthy food etc. so getting back to junk food and mc. donalds will soon pile the weight back to normal

Thanks for all the kind and jovial replies.:)

I must admit the hospital food was good. The last few days there the dinner ladies gave me an extra meal so at meal times I had 2 dinners instead of one ! A lot of energy goes into breathing and fighting the infection so the body doesn't seem to get any.

Very sensible response. :)

Going home from hospital if you have bronchiectasis - Go home, get on with it, you're on your own!


Not much different with COPD where I live, cofdrop. x

Agree very much c, on your own with bronchiectasis most of the time, we are expected to just get on with it. Su x

There’s a hospital to home scheme. Is this the same thing. I had a technician who put and antibiotic pump and linked it with a PICC line in my arm so I could have antibiotic 24 hours a day. A nurse from the Hospital to home scheme comes every morning to change this pump and check my health. If I have a problem, she can advise me, as I had C.difficile, then passing funny poo (sorry about this) She told me I was constipated, take some Movicol. It was good to hae this advice at hand.

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