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Zephyr valves

Had 5 Zephyr valves installed in lower left lung on 4/10/24. I walked into the hospital without oxygen and came out with full time O2, 2 lpm at rest and 4 lpm with activity. Drs and nurses say it will get better but it's hard to stay positive. Does anyone else have experience with these valves ?

  1. Hi . It must be disheartening to go through the surgery and come out feeling worse than when you went in. I don't have experience with Zephyr values, but I hope others will share their experiences with you and that they give you more hope. Has the health care team given you any indication how long it might take to see a positive impact? Please know we are here for you whenever you need us. Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

    1. Zephyr valves are a common topic of conversation here. I want to send you a link to our archives so that you can peruse the different forums when you are feeling up to it.

      https://copd.net/search?s=Zephyr


      Are you going through pulmonary rehab or working with a doctor at this time? I hope you can get some answers. -Melissa, team member

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