Hello peeps, I have been reading through lots of posts on here which I have found have answered some of the questions I didn't ask the consultant.
In 2013 i had video thorasic surgery to have a lump on my right lung removed and tested. The results cam back clear. I had already be told I had mild COPD. Ever since the op I have been getting increasingly worse pains in the very area of the site of the op.
Yesterday I had an appointment with the consultant and after an xray he told me that I now have severe emphysema and said that my right lung had enlarged and that possibly it was pressing on a nerve. At present I am taking three types of inhale, lanzoprasole, gabapentin and many paracetomol. The consultant thought I may have to start taking a higher dose of gabapentin and indicated that there may not be anything to be done surgically. I am due to have a CT scan asap.
Over the last 5 weeks my breating has been suffering at the slightest physical effort and am finding sometimes sortly after I get up in the morning I have to have a lay down. This is how it goes during the day, do a bit - lay down etc. I have given up smoking by using champix.
My biggest problem at the moment is breathlessness, permanently tired and severe lack of motivation.
Sorry to go on for so long, was just wondering if this is going to be how it is from now on.
Thanks for listening!