Yesterday my doctor told me I had evidence of mild COPD on my lung CT. Of course he told me it was imperative that I quit smoking immediately and I absolutely plan to ASAP........but as most of you probably know, I have always believed my cigarettes help "calm me down." Until I get some information and stop this horrible panic, I'm afraid I'm still reaching for them. I know my doctor talked to me and I THINK he said that there were things I could do stabilize the COPD.......keep it from getting worse, but the diagnosis scared me so badly, I thought I was going to faint and all I could hear was "white noise" in my head. I missed everything he said. He didn't give me any literature nor did he suggest I see a specialist, but he obviously saw how terrified I was and I now feel, (the next morning) that I left his office with a death sentence and no idea what, if anything, I can do to control this. I am so very scared and feel really alone. Even worse is how angry I am at myself for not quitting YEARS ago. Can anyone PLEASE help me? Thank you so much. Greenlydia
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