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What a shock be careful of what you ask

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Well you could have knocked me down with a feather! Well you can anyway. At specialist the other day and i've been frightened to broach prognosis but have read a lot on ipf uip etc and June 12th is 4th anniversary. She turned to me gave me the stern look and said "what with your stage 3 CKD and UIP we did'nt expect you to get this far!"

What do you say? It shows don't ask questions if your afraid of the answer. Still on reflection I'm quite pleased really, perhaps they've passed me by?

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Hello joke . I think that was rather a strange thing for a doctor to say. It would have been nice to have congratulations instead that you are doing so splendidly. So I will say congratulations and well done!! You're doing great. 👑🎉🎊🎆🎈🎶

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joke in reply to Caspiana

I think she was congratulating me I'm just going to keep up my exercise and diet regime

Maybe your doctor could have worded it more gently but congratulations!!

Well done!

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joke in reply to Fionab67


Well done you. Long may you continue to prove them wrong.

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joke in reply to Kitten-kat23


Oh there you go..another person who's proven their Consultants to be wrong. Totally Well Done ! ! !

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joke in reply to SquirrelsHolt


I guess that was a back handed compliment from your doctor if ever I've heard one! Good for you!

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joke in reply to carotopgal

From the hip kinda gal she is

Know the feeling after 5yeare ago being told i had ipf then i didn't 3 years of ct scans and no treatment then discharged. My breathing deterioatd and last yeat was referred back had lung function tests etc and told almost sure it is ipf still no treatment. Saw my own doctor who put me on antibiotics and steroids (which kept me wide awake day and night). Went back for another lung function test and appointment and told my breathing has improved 10% so now i do not have ipf. VEry confusing. Now told it cold be old scarring which, after all scans etc., and 5 years doesn't give me much faith in what i am told or diagnosed with.

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joke in reply to winfar

Oh dear! What a mess. I do hope you get some support, but don't wait start lung exercises as soon as possible.

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winfar in reply to joke

Thank you for your reply. I have just moved house and am being referred to a different ILD clinic and a respiritory team so hopefully will get some answers. If good i will be happy but resent the upheavel anf suffering over the last 5 years.

Hi joke That reminds me of a stomach specialist I saw a few years ago. I`ve had COPD since 2002 and at the time of this appointment I was in the throes of a polymyalgia flare up. He was pleasant enough but seemed more interested in asking for any gossip on my female GP. However, as I was leaving he said "Well you do have a few problems, I`ll see you in six months if you`re still here" Think he left the hospital soon after ! Sheila xx

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joke in reply to mskpjb

Yeah ! That was terrible

Gosh that's just like me. I don't have a clue what stage I'm at and no ones ever told me and I don't ask. Because I'm the type of person that if it's not good I would go into a bad depression and probably give up. So I just do what I have to do and concentrate on living my life to the best I can.

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