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I have been here before. My COPD is still mild but has worsened since last I was on here. My GP and pulmonologist are pretty laid back about the whole thing. Take your inhalers and see you in 6 months. My FEV2 is 89, FvC is 94. I don't know the 25-75 number but it brought it down to 77 fev1/FvC. So I guess it is mild but the 25-75 is significant?
I feel worse since the spirometry results 2 mo. ago. More sob but also my oxygen is 95-97 when it was 98 a few months ago so I think that affects energy level?
I generally feel ok but am wondering what else I should be doing? Exercise is something I really want and need to do but I have arthritis in my feet!! So I do it when I can. I would like to work on my upper body strength. I have had no other advice. What advice could I get to keep my condition from taking over quickly? If any?
I don't have much support due to the stigma. I have only told one close friend. I am scared and feel isolated, although I go about my life pretty well, so far.
Any thoughts much appreciated!
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