... Hi Kathleen,
My father is suffering from IPF. He is 77, it got diagnosed 2 months ago. Since then he has been on oxygen support and pirfenidone.
Life is tough with IPF, but given you are 59, I believe you can opt for transplant.
Last week my father suffered with some infection which caused blood in sputum, however after a day in ICU he is back.
How have been your... (2 replies)
... be sure to get influenza and pneumonia vaccines, avoid allergens, dust, smoke and any lung irritants, avoid people who have respiratory infections, keep any pulmonary allergies under good control, and stay as active as you can. If you live at high altitude, consider moving to lower altitude where oxygen is more plentiful. ... (2 replies)
... I've just been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in May of 2015. They did a lung biopsy and found end stage pulmonary fibrosis with the part that they took out. My surgeon said I had a short time to live. He was very cruel. ... (2 replies)
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... My Mother has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and it is horrible! ... (13 replies)
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... hope when first diagnosed. My Dad was going downhill fast with his breathing and losing weight. His doctor did a lot of testing and did find out besides having pulmonary fibrosis he was also sensitive to bird feathers. They had been feeding birds in the backyard and my sister has birds. ... (13 replies)
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... Hi, I was just wondering how your mom is doing. I've had pulmonary fibrosis for 12 years and was hospitalized a couple of years ago for pnuemonia. ... (2 replies)
... My Mum has had pulmonary fibrosis for over 5 years. ... (2 replies)
... it is a desise and it is not any fun that is for sure! my mom as 60 and she was dignosed 3 years ago and her lungs went so bad so fast they give her about 4 years maby less they checked to see if she could do a lung transplant but she is alergic to all the meds that they would have to have her on after the transplant so she can't have it. they type that she has is hereditary... (22 replies)
... hello I just want to say I am glad that I am not the only one dealing with this my mom was diginosed with pulmonary fibrosis 3 years ago and we just were told by her Dr. that she has about 4 years to live,maby less for her lungs do not respond to anything that the Dr. has tryed. ... (13 replies)