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... ther one that would kill her, also with this on sunday night she had a heart attack i guess it was a mild one and cannot even deal with that right now cause the lung issue, the drs arent talking and I am with very heavy heart anyone have anything to say about this? ... (0 replies)
... you might want to go to a pulmonary doctor and get a cat scan and a lung function test, i went to the same doctor for 10 years who wasn't looking at my symptoms i changrd doctors and was sent to a lung speacialist he ran test and concluded that i have 35 % lung function and severe asthma that was untreated and beginning of emphysema, yes i smoke. i am 38 with 2 teens whom one... (1 replies)
Paralyzed Diaphram
Jul 16, 2005
... Hi Deda, Good to hear from you. I returned to work July 5th after being off 4 weeks for the surgery, so I have been too busy to check back on the board. I will try to answer all of your questions. First of all, my daughter's boyfriend explained the "air" was probably really "gas" that formed during surgery if some bacteria got in my which is very common and mixed with... (22 replies)

... Anyway, yes I was told that my left lung would never collaspe again so they did do something to adhear it to the chest wall. ... (7 replies)
... lung capacity is pretty good compared to a lot of people who also have COPD and emphysema. ... (12 replies)
Paralyzed Diaphram
Aug 21, 2005
... Elaine, I am sorry to hear about your husband. All I can say is I do not recommend diapham plication surgery. I am 53 years old and had the surgery June 8. Within 7 weeks many of the stitches had come out and my lung capacity remains at 35% - same as it was before surgery. I am seeing a new doctor this week who specializes in spinal therapy. The docs think mine was... (22 replies)
... total lung capacity. ... (22 replies)
... th my spirometry, however, the tech. decided the challenge was no longer necessary after seeing my results from the spirometery. I also have values for diffusing capacity and resistance. ... (0 replies)
... Hello all. Diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in May. Heart/Lung speciallist when I first saw him a few weeks ago informed me that I was extremely close to qualifying for free oxygen at home. How rapid can this disease get?? Shortness of breath started about February from memory but took a couple of months get going properly. I initially put it down to the onset of emphysema... (0 replies)

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