I am 64 years old and have COPD and advanced emphysema. Until 3 months ago I was coping very well, however after a chest infection last September I can now hardly walk any distance (a few feet) without gasping for breath. I have been told by two doctors that "This is as good as it gets/ we can't do any more for you" Needless to say this has depressed me, but I have since heard of endobronchial valve implants and am hoping to see a consultant in the near future. In the meantime does anyone know if this can be carried out privately and roughly how much it would cost?
I have also heard of a nebuliser type machine call AIRNERGY and wondered if anyone knows how effective this would be for me as my oxygen levels are really high - typically 98%