Hi, my name is Dave, I am 61 years young and still working as a self employed Auto locksmith of 35 years.
I am new to this forum, but you all seem to be like minded people
To give you some background, I have lost a one lung to a cancerous tumour back in 2003 and since then the doctors and consultants have tried to keep me breathing.
What they kept from me until things were getting bad was the that I had asthma from back in the eighties which I took a preventer inhaler regularly BUT it was the emphysema in my right lung which was the problem, apparently at that time I was diagnosed with COPD
Life has its ups and downs like you all, but during the summer months I am plagued with chest infections and the steroids and anti-biotics are the only thing that keep me going, the winters are great because they kill the infections (that's my theory anyhow)
The last spiro I had the nurse had to stop it because I having a asthma attack (good job I know them at the surgery)
Now you know a little about me, I will continue to post on this site with a little help from my friends (6 little red tablets every morning)