Does anyone else have COPD as bad as me ? If I walk to my bathroom I am SOB , I can no longer bend down to tie laces etc. Drying myself after a shower almost kills me ! I rarely manage to get outside and when I do I can only manage 10 yards before stopping to lean on something or to sit down . Sometimes on a bad day I am short of breath just eating or talking . I have had 13 admissions to RD&E Hospital in Exeter since being diagnosed in May this year ! 11 in the Respiratory Ward (Culm West) and two admissions in the cardiac ward (Avon) my admissions have ranged from 6 days to 21 days the average stay for me is 10 days , its getting ridiculous , the longest Ive managed to stay at home is 3 weeks and 2 days , I virtually spent the whole summer in hospital apart from the odd 5 days or so I managed to stay home for, Does anyone else go through this ??
Thanks for listening Andy