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firstly I want to thank Tessa the moderator, for all the feedback she replied back with to me.
Those of you who have had your copd diagnosis for many years, can you please tell me, how your fev1 is affected.
What I mean is mine is 52% before ventolin and 62- 66 % after ventolin.
I was only recently diagnosed. I'm 42 and my life feels like its over. For three months now, since finding out, I am obessed by my condition. It's all I think about, I've even lost a friend due to my worries.
FEv1 I have read reduces every single year, is that realy true. When you have your spirometry tests, do you find that they have always dropped. ?
Tessa seems to be doing very well, I am so pleased for her, myself, I am just so so scared. I had so much to look forward to over the next 30 years or so. I take after my dad, and all on his side live to between 77 - 90 plus. But I still don't think I can make it to 50, well maybe just past 50.
I'm also scared incase my fev1 drops even faster than the normal, considering mines just over 50% thats been a very fast decline ?
Are any of you say around 50years of age who were diagnosed around the age of 42. How well have you done in keeping well and not losing much fev1, were you around 50% fev1 when you were around 42 years of age. and what are you like now at say 50 years of age.
I know my GP says I can reach old age, but its not that I do not believe him, its that in the last 3 months I have spend 100s of hours online and have found nothing positive which says there is nothing stopping me reaching my 60s/ 70s etc. All of it gives me 10 years at the most.
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