Hi everyone - have just returned home after emergency admission to hospital last week after suffering a severe exacerbation of COPD and coupled with the pain I am now getting from the tumour in my upper right lung, I really thought I wouldn’t be coming home again.
It’s been one of the worst weeks ever, I was on the same ward as my late husband, admitted 3 days before his anniversary and genuinely felt at rock bottom. I was allowed home last night and feel really vulnerable (even though my sons/family members are doing as much as they can) it’s not the same as having someone there 24/7. Just hope that I will start to feel a bit stronger and more able to cope sooner rather than later.
The doctors didn’t want me to stay any longer in hospital because of the risk of picking up any other infection and were quite happy with my oxygen/carbon dioxide levels, otherwise I think I would still be in there.
Sorry for sounding so depressing, I just want to feel more able to manage things without getting exhausted.