Don’t ever let someone tell you, “Well, that’s as good as it gets,” without verifying they’re right. This is a medical cautionary tale, a tale of hope. You aren’t alone. This isn’t to say your diagnosis is wrong or your doctor is incompetent, but, rather, that you should always question.
Like any industry, there are medical gatekeepers, but there are also those who, for one reason or another, manage illness rather then attempt to improve the patient’s quality of life.
A Little Background
In 2009 I developed shortness of breath (I’m a lifelong non-smoker) and was incorrectly diagnosed with COPD. The condition worsened, but my pulmonary ignorance and blind faith in doctors hampered my standing up for myself.
That all changed in 2010 when…
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