- Year of Birth
May 24, 1948
- Short Bio
I was diagnosed a few months ago with IPF. When I had my first chest x-ray Dr. said it was pneumonia and I had a slight temperature. Later when I was referred to a specialist and had a second chest x-ray he diagnosed me with IPF.
I am in the process of waiting for my medication (Ofev) to be delivered to me possibly in the next few days.
What I have been reading about the drug I pray I will be able to take it without severe side effects. I will keep thinking positive about this medication as I have been since I have been diagnosed.
- Type of Diagnosis
- Treatment / Medical Facility
Hotel Dieu in Kingston Ontario
- Current medication regimen
When I receive Ofev I take one pill in the morning and 1 pill in the evening.
- Lung transplantation status
- Supplemental Oxygen
- Best advice for PF symptom management
Think POSITIVE. Life is too short to worry about this disease. Never thought I would have to face this disease but it is what it is and all the worrying in the world is NOT going to change anything. I will be happy for the rest of my life.
- Are you currently taking an anti-fibrotic medication?
- How did you find us?
- How long have you or the person that you are caring for had PF?
Since April of 2019.