I am a 42yr old ex-squaddie and we have recently found out my 34yr old wife (mother of 3) has been diagnosed with COPD following her being hospitalised for 18 days in
July / August 2012 with a pneumothorax and clinical emphysema.
She has always been slim, suffered from asthma, suffers from depression / anxiety, has arryhtmia and was admitted to DRI with pneumonia in 2008 followed by further lung problems in 2010 (x-ray showed a shadow on her lung).
To top it all off we live apart and have 2 children together one is diagnosed as having conduct disorder and the second has been suggested as possibly having aspergers.
I understand this is a lot to take into account but to be honest I'm petrified I'm going to loose her and I want to know how long we really have left together.
She has stopped smoking and now weighs 8st.
PLEASE someone give me the answers because the Dr will not give me a straight anwer to any of this...
With thanks for any advice or answers,