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Newly diagnosed

  • By eric529

    I was told after having really bad Pain and couldn’t really breathe scan said emphysema after went to doc have me antibiotics and inhaler 8 days not better then went back have me steroids another inhaler and z pack 9 days later still heavy chest shortness of breath like someone sitting on my chest I am 38 smokes a lot but last few weeks cut back quit date tomorrow

  • By Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator

    Hi Eric and thanks so much for sharing your recent challenges with your health. It’s good to hear that you plan on quitting smoking as soon as tomorrow. It sounds like you are being treated progressively for your varying symptoms and the doctor is trying to bring it all under control.
    Please check back with us and let us know how you’re doing. You are always welcome to use participate in our online community as often and for as long as you need to.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • By Janet Plank Moderator

    Hi eric529. It’s been a few months since you posted. I hope you see this. Am wondering how you’re doing and want you to know that we are here for you.

    Janet (site moderator)