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So I posted on here a few weeks ago that I had been diagnosed with Emphysema at just 33 years of age.
My update now is that I've been tested for Alpha-1 and it has shown positive and that I'm a carrier.
I had my lung function tests 3 days ago and am now anxiously awaiting my results. I am very breathless even doing the smallest of tasks so when my results are sent to my consultant, I guess I'll be given some source of medication to help me with my breathing.
I have 2 young children who have to be tested for the Alpha-1 which is another horror I have to face. I'm absolutely dreading those results but I have to stay strong for them.
Any advice now is more than welcome for me such as what's a good diet plan for me and what except use do I need to be doing? I thought about taking up singing lessons as I've heard this is good for the lungs? I doubt I'd be able to go running or anything like that without really struggling.
I'm not in a great place right now to be honest it's all very alien to me but I'm sure I will learn lots more about it as time goes on as I have to live with it
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