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Newly Diagnosed

Newly Diagnosed

  • By alpine122

    Last year I was having chest pressure and shortness of breath. My doctor thought it was my heart. After several tests on my heart and not finding anything that really explained what was going on, my doc decided maybe it’s my lungs. I went in last summer for lung function tests and to see a Pulmonologist. I was diagnosed last fall with COPD. I’m still trying to learn what I can about it. I’m 60 years old. I have never smoked, my husband and children don’t smoke. My doctor thinks it is because growing up I was around smokers. I don’t know. All I know is I have COPD now.

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  • By Kelly McNamara Keymaster

    Hi @alpine122. Thanks for sharing about your journey. The initial diagnosis can be so scary. Know the community is always here for support or just a place to talk. – Kelly, COPD.net Team Member

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