Is it normal for your lungs to deteriorate so fast, I mean over a few months not years ?
Last year I had six weeks chemo & radiotherapy for cancer, I had two serious chest infections while having this treatment. In November last year I developed headaches ( constant for around ten days) with breathing problems, shortness of breath mainly. I was COPD before the cancer but only mild, stage one. Now I have lost 50% of my lung capacity.
I have learnt that the cancer treatments can cause further lung damage, and now my GP has told me that the cancer treatment has altered my cholesterol levels. Bad cholesterol can also damage your lungs he says.
Since January this year my breathing has gone down hill and in the last 2 months I have noticed that I can no longer walk from my living room to the kitchen and back without being short of breath, even just pulling on a pair of socks leaves me breathless.
I am on inhalers and cholesterol tablets but it seems like every day I find it harder to breath, is it normal for things to get worse day to day, week to week ? At this rate I expect to be around for about 6 more weeks unless somebody gets a bit more interested in why things are going down hill so fast,