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I am 66 years, male and live in the UK. Still working as a production engineer doing a 44/48 hour week. I was diagnosed with COPD 3 months ago. FEV1 37%
Medication: Spiriva, Fostair, Ventolin, Carbocisteine and Quinine Sulphate.
I gave up smoking 20 weeks ago. I went cold turkey after being frightened to death from what felt like being "waterboarded" repeatedly every night and ended up being afraid to go to sleep. My daughter finally dragged me to A&E after discovering me fighting for breath where I was told I had COPD. Appointment with Cardiovascular Surgeon in a few days time before taking up Pulmonary Rehabilitation. I believe that I am coping mentally, just as crazy as I've always been, and continuing to work for a living has helped in keeping up a "normal" life (what is normal anyway?) and intend to keep it that way.
Can anyone tell me if it is normal for the mucus problem and coughing to disapear? Other than getting SOB you would not know I was ill, I'm not complaining though, just curious
Being an Amateur Meteorologist I have been trying to collerate what makes for a bad day or a good day. I have noticed a strong relationship for a good day to occur alongside a day with "High Air Density" (greater than 0.074), I need to do a lot more research to confirm this as a fact. Is there anyone from the Met Office here to help with this? To be able to forecast a good/bad day would be a real boon to enable planning our lives better.
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