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I have stage 4 emphysema I'm 40 & not ready to give in but have been told I need to go on the transp

I have stage 4 emphysema I'm 40 & not ready to give in but have been told I need to go on the transpKant list I'm terrified

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  • leanne73643 leanne73643 georgina1976

    Georgina that is hard..you are far too young ...are you a smoker?? You on medication for it?

    I feel so sorry for you ..my dad has copd and 61..smokes and won't give up his choice that I have to respect.

    My father in laws step dad has it and has for about 20 yrs but he gave up smoking about 30yrs ago he's on oxygen 24/7 now

    Take care

  • shannon63557 shannon63557 georgina1976

    I am so sorry for your diagnosis.  I am presently waiting to be put on the transplant list and curse my fate all the time. But unlike you I was a smoker so I feel more embarassement speaking of receiving a new set of lungs. Be strong, and have loved ones around you. Ask questions until you are out of breath LOL and then ask some more. I am 56 and have been riding this wave for 18 months with testing. Hopefully I will  receive news that i am a candidate. I would be very pleased with that as i have deteriorated so much over the last 18 months. Stay strong and read this information/ encouragement panel for all their views and prayers. I haven't written much or commented but the information is so helpful.

    Be well to all of you and i hope you have a strong base to lean on. I will extend a prayer for you. My Dad (who also had COPD) would always say " Don't let the b*****s get you down'.  He was a fan of old war movies but had the right idea. I hope my language isn't offensive.. I am curious as to where you live? I am in Canada.

    Moderator comment: I have edited this post due to the swearing. These are open forums so as per the T&Cs please do not use offensive language in posts otherwise they may be deleted.

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