Hi I was diagnosed with COPD in 2016 with a lung function of 47%, which was a huge shock to me. I missed my next test, so hand my second test in 2018 with a result of 40% function, then the following year the result was 36%. Then along came COVID 19 which stopped us all from having a yearly check up. Finally I have just this week had my function tested and to my horror I have gone from 36% in 2019 to only 22% lung function.
I thought COPD was a slow progressing disease, but I seem to breaking the rules and it is very scary. Since I was diagnosed I have gone from smoking 25 a day to 3 a day and vaping the rest, but after getting my result I have not had a single roll up , but now I have been told that I have also got to sop vaping as well so I can be assessed for oxygen therapy in 6 weeks time. I am so scared of how much longer I have to live, as right now I can't even get my self up the stairs or do not a lot else without gasping for air.