Firstly, I want to say 'thank you' very much for all your messages of support and reassurances in relation to my last post.
As some of you may remember, my mum has recently been diagnosed with Emphysema and Fibrosis and although she is now home from hospital having spent 8 days there and being provided with some medication, she is still quite breathless even after walking a short distance.
I am trying my best to reassure her that once she starts her pulmonary rehab course and has her appointment with the respiratory clinic to maybe adjust her medication as well as possibly put her on home oxygen things will improve, however, she remains petrified. She was an extremely active lady, so to see her not really wanting to go out because of her breathlessness is heartbreaking and whilst we know it will never be cured, I'd like to be able to properly reassure her that she will become more active once she has had her appointments.
Can anyone reassure me (which I can pass on to her) that the medications and exercises will help as well as those that have oxygen at home, that it does indeed give you the ability to be more active.
She is currently using a 'Fostair' inhaler, 'Salamol' inhaler, Tiotropium and Acetylcysteine capsules - I've seen other posts where people are on different medications so am hoping my mums may get changed which will make an improvement.
Any advice, reassurance or help would be greatly appreciated.