British Lung Foundation
33,838 members41,273 posts

'Meet the Experts' event in Reading

Hi all, just to tell you went to the above event on Monday. Although I live in South Wales have family up that way so was able to travel up Sunday and stay with them. The event was very informative, obviously lots you know and some things are explained more clearly. As you may remember I am the career my husband is the patient but as he wasn't really up for the trip I went on my own.

One thing I felt is there were people who had the disease for a good many years or at least quite a bit longer than the scary 3-5 year stats we have all read about.

I was interested in the Pulmonary Rehab segment which was taken by physio who was the expert in relation to ild and exercise etc. So far my husband hasn't been offered that, in fact it hasn't really been mentioned so I am going to look into that.

There was a segment on the drugs Pirfenidone and nintedinab which was informative as my husband may be going on the Pirfenidone which was what my initial post was about.

Anyway it was an interesting half day and if you are close enough to a event worth a trip, go with your questions.

Lastly the BLF are trying to raise awareness of IPF and will happily send you a template of a letter to send to your MP, so I think that is one way we can help, so Kirsty Williams our AM in Wales will soon be receiving a letter from me.

Take care and keep well.

2 Replies


I am Glad you found the event helpful to you. Any updates on events will be posted on our website when they have been planned, for anybody looking to go to our next one. Also if anybody ever has any questions on a lung condition then you can always call us on 03000 030 555 for advice.

Kind Regards.


Thank you so much for letting us all know. Sounds really helpful. DO ask at your surgery about the Rehab clinic - it is soooo worth attending :)


You may also like...