Hi all, well I had a shock to the system yesterday, like a smack in the face really! I'm told I can get type 2 respiratory failure again because I retain Co2, which is how all my COPD problems started.
Does anyone else have Co2 retention and if so what do you do to try and expel the air? I'm trying everything I possibility know but would like to hear from anyone who may have had it longer and is able to deal with it to a safe degree?
I know if I have to go on oxygen I will have to be carefully monitored. However, I don't want to go down that root yet and want to try everything in my power to:
1. Not take any more medication - I rattle enough as it is!
2. I want to try and stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
3. I want to continue to exercise, I walk the length and back of the seafront on a daily basis with lots of stops on the way, unless the weather is really bad.
Any help appreciated.