Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis: Colin’s Story



In this film by the British Lung Foundation shared by Magneto Films, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patient, Colin, describes what it’s like living with the disease.

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Colin, who’s from the U.K., first noticed symptoms on holiday when he began to experience breathlessness and chest pains while walking. His doctor originally thought he might have angina and referred him to the hospital for further tests. Following a CT scan, Colin was diagnosed with IPF.

So far Colin is managing his IPF well and has a positive outlook on life. He explains how much the British Lung Foundation has helped him in coming to terms with the disease and how best to manage it on a day-to-day basis.

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  1. Aleatha says:

    I am looking to network with someone with IPF.
    I am on oxygen and my doctor has suggested getting on the list for transplant but I need to lose 20 more pounds. I have a daily struggle with coughing and difficulty breathing. At times, I feel so alone.

    • Gail says:

      I too have been diagnosed with ipf. There is so little known about this disease that I’d never heard of it before. Now I’m trying to come to terms with this diagnosis. How long have you had this? I’m hoping to find people to communicate with as well.

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