Have had 1st spirometer test today and have mild to moderate COPD, Feeling a bit down as have many unanswered questions, ie do I have to notify my place of work, is there any breathing exercises I can try. Don't know what my reading was for test, but have to go back in 4 weeks for another spirometer test. Was asked if I wanted flu jab but refused as have had bad reaction to jab in past.
I have a inhaler to take 2 puffs 4 times a day.
During test was constantly lectured on smoking, I know my COPD is due to smoking for past 40 years and have tried to give up numerous times and don't need constant lectures as I know the damage smoking has done, useful advise would have been better, given a booklet titled Breathing Matters to read.
Don't know if I am being over reactive but feel the constant smoking lecture was a bit much.