Everyday Challenges of Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis
Those who are familiar with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) know it’s difficult to live with this cruel and debilitating lung disease. We also know that over time this disease will inevitably progress and simple tasks will become more challenging.
Despite knowing this, and observing it in many fellow patients, I struggled to accept this a couple of weeks ago. It was one of those weeks where I had multiple ‘everyday’-type appointments; dentist, oil change, hair appointment, etc. I struggled with getting through each of those because of IPF, and this has never happened before.
I wrote a column about this so that other patients are aware of how these services can be made challenging due to IPF and thought I’d share it with you: How Pulmonary Fibrosis Complicates Simple Appointments and Everyday Tasks.
What are some of the everyday tasks or appointments that you now find difficult due to IPF/PF? Please share your experiences with us.
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