I'm so glad that I've found this website and this wonderful supportive community! I've read a few posts, ranging from a few years ago to a few hours; and the things that runs through both the posts and the replies, is truth, genuine love and support. I've been on several sites for those of us with lung disorders or queries, and pretty much most of them don't seem to have much time for either newbies or even some of the more knowledgeable people, which is such a shame!
I'm also new to this community but I've been diagnosed with my lung problem for almost 20 years. Primarily, I've been told I've got Brittle asthma, with possible Bronchiectasis and my GP thinks that I've also got a crossover from the asthma and COPD. I've had more lung function this past year than ever before and since the 1st round (under a new lung doc), I've gone from 78% FEV1 to a more recent 44%.
I'm not sure how I've managed to go from 78% to 44%, but it seems I've done it beautifully! 😂
Anyway, I'm a mum of 2 teenagers and don't I know it! I'm trying to be more able to get some kind of exercise into my day but I'm struggling a bit with pain around my rib cage.
I've had it on and off for a while now but I've no idea what it actually is...does anyone have any idea as to what it might be? I've tried gentle stretching but if anything, it makes it feel worse...also hot/cold compresses, I've also asked the Dr's, but the answer is that it's muscularskeletal (spelling is probably wrong)... and that it'll happen more often from a point of weakness. Is this right?
I've also had a few bouts of pneumonia and pleurisy, and apparently there's also some remodelling and a wider something or other...I did check, and it's not my wider backside!
I hope that you're all as well as is possible, and thanks for taking the time to read this.