JValentine Posted April 27, 2021 Share Posted April 27, 2021 Hi all, I am sorry to post here, please delete if I am in the wrong place or if my questions are not allowed here? My dad has Alpha 1 lung disease, a nasty disease that makes his lungs fill with fluid and it will eventually kill him. He has about 3-5 years left. He's 67. For last 3 months, every couple weeks he coughs up a small black clump of blood. His shortness of breath (hopefully from his COPD) is so bad he has to lie down after climbing the stairs. He can walk miles if it's flat, up, no. He managed to get in at his docs and they urgently referred him, today he has had a contrast CT scan and on Tuesday he will have camera into the lungs. The consultant said I don't think it's cancer, as you have no other symptoms whatsoever and look and feel very well. No weight loss, no chest pain, no night sweats, nothing, he feels fine in himself apart from the cough and shortness of breath. She said she has a large list of things she has to rule out, it could be asbestos related, which is also terrifying. I am hoping and praying it's just his COPD. I have lost the plot today. Does anyone have any experience? Or reassurance? Can't say anything at home as don't want to worry my son Help :'( Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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