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
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
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.
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