Hello to everyone,Hope you are all well today I was diagnosed with COPD quite a few years ago(aged 32) but just told it was a progressive step up from having my Asthma,due to smoking,given different meds (spiriva, symbicort and phyllocontin)and after a year or so was discharged from the consultant,as I was managing very well,I recently moved house and had a new doctors checkup,where they did a spiromotry which revealed that although Im 39yrs, my lungs are 83yrs! Had an x-ray which showed no significant changes since 2007(last x-ray till now).Waiting for a CT scan next,but feel in limbo,What does this mean for the future?Is there a future? and if so how much of one is there? sorry for being dramatic but im shattered and untill I get the tests done I dont know if they will put me back to the consultant or just leave me to figger it out,I have noticed changes in my energy/tiredness for over a year but put it down to work stress(healthcare for elderly mentally ill) and the moving to new area and the hard work in doing the move.I now am realising that its down to the COPD.I try to live an active life,I work part time but do lots of charity and voluntary work,I am a scout leader too and do lots of camping and scouting type activities,like Abseiling,Kayaking,Hiking etc but I have struggled more with this in the past year or so also, I know life is going to change but Im just not ready yet! If anyone can help me figger out what if anything the lung age thing means,please inform me,They gave me a print out of the spiromotry with all the numbers and graphs on but I dont know what it all means either,so any enlightenment is very much welcome... Thanks Lisa
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