this is my 1st post on here as I find the posts very interesting and have made me aware other people are worse than me and yet still enjoy life. I was diagnosed as copd 2 years ago and after several attempts gave up smoking 8 months ago. I was due to fly to America to visit my son and family for Christmas but could not go because I came down with a chest infection the week before. The airline were very good and on receipt of a fax from the doctor our flights are being kept on hold for a year. I used my emergency pack of anti biotics and steroids but still needed another course as this chest infection really floored me and my breathing was really bad with sats of 90. 2 weeks on and I am at last feeling a whole lot better but am a bit impatient to do more. My doctor wants to see me in a few weeks to decide if I am fit to fly (my sats must be 95) I usually have a good immune system but am looking for advice for avoiding infections in the weeks leading up to my flights and during the flights
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