My mums breathing has really improved over the past few days - whether it's as a result of the Salt Cave visit, her medications kicking in or a change in the weather I don't know, but she can certainly walk up the stairs without getting out of breath, walk around the supermarket at ease - albeit at a slow pace and walk to my house, which is next door, without gasping for breath.
She had breathing problems around Winter/Spring last year (a year before her diagnosis) and the GP treated her for a severe chest infection and after a few weeks it cleared fully, then she was okay again until the beginning of this year when the breathing problems returned - resulting her being hospitalised and being diagnosed with emphysema and minor fibrosis of the lungs.
She has her first appointment with the respiratory clinic next week, which i'm guessing is PR and to sort out her medications, then she has a further appointment in a few weeks time at the respiratory laboratory?? I don't know what this is for - any ideas? It's scheduled for 25 minutes and she's not allowed to take her medications before? Would it be a spirometry test?
Does anyone else's symptoms get worse at certain times of the year? Could COPD be aggravated by an allergy?
Have a good day all