I have just finished admiring the photograph belonging to jimmyw123, an amazing and vibrant garden in spite of his bad health. It makes me feel such a fake when I am sitting here doing absolutely nothing at all.
I feel fine if I am sitting down and sucking away 2Ltr. of oxygen a minute but the slightest movement, particularly a trip to the bathroom turns me into a heart pounding wreck that's gasping for air and waiting for the fear to go away, and that's living in a bungalow without even the worry of stairs to distress me.
Somewhere though I am missing something. You all seem so capable while I myself am incapable of completing even the simplest of tasks like walking from couch to dining room table then waiting to several minutes to get my breathing sorted so that I can eat my meal.
A few years ago when I was at the hospital for radio therapy I looked in at the ward where patients were being treated for COPD, the wheezing and the coughing was terrifying and I can only appreciate how easy I have it compared to some of the people I saw that afternoon.
I realise we are all different and I know that my condition is deteriorating but has anyone have similar symptons to mine?
For those that say being SOB does not hurt.
Well I don't know about you but In my opinion it hurts like hell when you are fighting to get it back!