hello im james im new to the copd site..ive been in medical 13 yrs as a hobby..i couldnt get into med school i have bi polar1 among otheres,,so no way..i take what knowledge i have to support who wants it..or i feel needs it...but i got diagnosed myself was a kick were it hurt!! im copd..smoker 30 yrs it came out of no were..my pft fev1 showed 52% the rest of the test looked ok by numbers bu numbers are good in alot of medical but these numbers im not use to..it says 52% is moderate i dont feel that im this bad..but will give my all to stop smoking...i just lost 65 pounds in 1 yr..that wasent anything compared to what i face..im sure theres alot of x smokers here and alot that still do.....were all in this together..i been reading alot of posts here im happy to belong to this site..im in alot of sites as i have a few issues...this site seems to me a bit calm witch to me is a great thing...everyone knows alot in here im sure..so you will see me in here time to time..i know alot about the asthma part i was borned with it..i also know alot of the meds used to tread copd disorder's...im sevre sleep apnea also... i on bi pap 18/10 settings.. with 5 lpm o2 added only at sleep so far..o2 in the day is 94-97...my lowest o2 at sleep with 3 lpm was 63% at hypopnea,s= shallow brething = low o2.....now this can be a bit scary..my pulmanary doc knows im medical incined but he doesnt know what i do know..anytime your apnea or hypopnea the blood o2 is deprived...then the lungs are deprived..and all the organs an tissues are..so we have alort of talking to do me and doc..he will be earing that big monney lol lol......thank you all will be talking to ya....p.m anytime james
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