Hi there my name is Johnsel and this is my first post. I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis and mild emphysema just over ayear ago. It was manageable for the first 10 months and the appointment at the hospital even showed that my lungs had slightly improved, I was over the moon as I also felt much better. Then because I felt so good I did a silly thing, thought I would renovate our bathroom and did a lot of hard work and lifting. A few days later breathing became very difficult so much so that I was admitted to hospital and spent a week there. They told me I had an infection and gave me antibiotics which did not make much difference but I was advised to go back home as there was a lot of infections with patients at that time and they did not want me exposed to it. Since then I have been getting gradually worse with my breathing and nothing seems to work, i.e. Inhalers, salt pipe an air energy machine and antibiotics make no difference at all. I have omitted to say that I live in Spain and although tried very hard to learn the language could only grasp the basics so it is very difficult speaking to the doctors with a translator. I also have a very large hiatus hernia (7cm) which cannot be operated on due to a damaged esophagus. I feel so low, even though the doctor has put me on antidepressants, life seems to have come to a standstill. I cannot believe that I should be this bad after only 14 months and wonder if I will ever be able to get a bit better.