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By LadyPatches Latest Activity May 20 at 7:04 pm Views 377 Replies 3


I have always had asthmatic reactions to dog hair/cat hair… … Never Dx. But now have a cough that will not go away - and the pulmonologist (saw yesterday) Dx me with Asthma, and wants me to go onto Oxygen - level 3 - whatever that means - worse than level 2 because my blood ox goes to 85 after walking for a short while.
So many questions. They want me to have a CT test of my lungs and a Echo test of my heart - so I don't know if this could be COPD or CHF (or both??). I just turned 59 - like 3 days ago. I don't smoke, rarely drink - do have Diabetes Type 2 - 4 years.

I am thinking that I am going to return to work on Monday - I have been out for over a week - is that reasonable? I have a sedentary job. I am bored!!!! but I do get out of breath if I go get groceries or walk for an extended distance. Any feedback would be great. I feel like I am too young for this and while a walking stick does not bother me (I had a knee replacement done), some how having Oxygen is blowing my mind right now.

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