Hi all , my name is Kathy and i am 56 years of age and recently diagnosed with COPD. I caught a virus that placed me in bed for two days and later started to really wheeze and cough not being able to get my breath. Two trips to hospital and 5 days admission , finally after antibiotics, 15 nebs and steroids could breath and go home . Straight away I started to give up smoking , have had the odd one , to be honest , yet now going for more help to kick the habit completely . I also have to go to a clinic for Lung function tests.
Since having all treatments , i feel well again , get slightly out of breath on exerting myself , but nothing like how it was in the beginning . My problem seems to be at night , and can wake almost chocking because of Mucus build up in my throat. Its quite scary and as well a new thing ..... Because i feel so well again , I am finding it quite hard to actually understand the disease . I have read so much about it, also seem so many videos on You Tube and wonder if I am diagnosed correctly. I am having my flue jab soon as well Pneumonia jab , more because of of colds and flues etc... I am aware it is a progressive disease , yet for now feel well . IS THIS NORMAL TO THE DISEASE ?