I am a 73 yr old male.
I have had copd for about 3 years, but the past 2/3 months its been really bad, and just standing up or body movements, can make me breathless.
I have been in hospital a few times with low oxygen saturation, and have a finger monitor to keep an eye on it, which ranges from 90 to 93, but on bad days it can be 86.
I take all the inhalers available, steroids, plus a nebuliser, but life is becoming a daily struggle, and cant wait to go to sleep at night to get away from the discomfort.
I also take Furosemide to take the fluid from lungs, and stop my ankles from swelling.
I have a carer twice a day for 30 minutes, which is helpful, but going to the kitchen for a coffee/snack etc, is a nightmare.
I am having an Echo-cardiogram this coming Thursday, to see if there is any problems with my heart, so I am asking if anybody has the same/similar problems, getting about the house, or can give any advice on anything.
There is a copd unit who are on call 24/7, but they will only come out if they have a referral from my doctor, but you only know how bad copd is, if you suffer from it.
Sorry for going on, but getting desperate.