My name is Annie and I have Grade 3 COPD and asthma.
Earlier this year I contracted Avian flu and spent some time on a ventilator in ICU. Getting that bug hasn't helped, nor hasthe subsequent e-coli infection in my lungs, hopefully cleared with ABs.
I have been doing the 'right' things: exercising and trying to eat sensibly and was doing well - even going for short walks in the local park.
About a month ago my breathlessness returned with a vengeance and quite honestly I feel too nervous and embarrassed to go out. I have to keep stoping to catch my breath every few minutes and am scared of collapsing in the street. Has anyone any tips on how to deal with this?