Well, I am very well aware that pneumonia has bad consequences for COPD but I'm in a state of shock!
My Spirometry Test results were very disappointing.
My lung capacity is now 25% less than a Year ago!
That's the bad news!
The good news is that because I have asthma along with all the other components of COPD
some of the lung capacity might come back.
I have a follow-up with my pulmonologist in May.
Meanwhile he put me on Spiriva to complement the Advair I have been taking.
The doctor said that most people with my lung capacity are disabled.
The only reason I'm not is because I work so much I'm used to herculeon efforts on a daily basis.
SSD requires that you make less than $1000/Month and takes 6 Months to qualify.
By then I'd be bankrupt and who would pay for my meds? No work, no Insurance!
Retirement isn't even in the horizon.
All I can do is not smoke, exercise, and take my meds.