So many new people and sadly a few less since I last posted. I'm not sure if anyone will remember me, I was caring for my mum who had emphysema, and sadly died at Christmas.
I think it may be my turn to need help now. A routine health m.o.t with our practice nurse has lead to the probable diagnosis of emphysema for me. I'm having a spirometry on Tuesday, to confirm it.
My peak flow is only about 250 and I'm bringing up (or trying to) quite a bit of mucus. I'm quite breathless if I run upstairs for example, and I sort of wheeze when I breathe out quite a bit.
The nurse gave me a ventolin inhaler, but I'm not sure what happens next. When my mum was diagnosed, she was already at the very severe stage, so I can't really compare her treatment to what I should expect. What do you think???