I haven't posted since my first message when I was diagnosed with severe copd after a chest infection. You were al so encouraging and I came away with a very different opinion than when I'd left the dr. Since I was diagnosed last month I've have been sent on a pul rehab assessment . I learnt a lot more about my condition and have been accepted on the course to start in a couple of weeks. They told me my Fev1 is 43% but they would class me as moderate/severe. My Sats at rest were 95 and were 92 avg while doing the walking test. Evidently I managed 450 metres on the 6 min walk. Which they seemed pleased with. I am on Anoro Ellipta bronchial dilator once a day and have been given an emergency pack. They all seemed very up beat nurses and physios that I came away with the knowledge that there is a lot I can do to help myself. They have also told me that after the 6 weeks course I can continue going every week if I want to for top up.
After reading some other people's posts I'm assuming I'm lucky to be in an area where this facility is available. I'm am grateful for this site though because you answer all the questions and are so encouraging to us newbies . So looking forward to the Rehab would be stretching it but onwards and upwards shall we say. hope everyone is now beginning to enjoy the warmer weather and we can all get a bit more fresh air.