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Pulmonary Fibrosis: Are You Optimistic About Life Despite Your Diagnosis?

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Nancy shares if she is optimistic despite her pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis.

I am cautiously optimistic. I hope that we see some money soon for some research on some different treatments that show promise for pulmonary fibrosis.

At the time it’s very limited. I have heard that as many people die from pulmonary fibrosis every year as to breast cancer.

So it’s kind of strange to me that when I heard it, I had no idea what it was. I think that we need a lot more of this: sharing and teaching people about the disease.

I think there’s going to be a lot more of it coming as the baby boomers get older. And they’re the ones that are not going to just lay down and die.

They’re the ones that are going to try every treatment available, every alternative treatment, every exercise, do everything they can in the self-help realm, also, to make their life as important as it always has been to them and to push the envelope.

I see myself, I hope in five years I’m sitting here with a smile like I have now and about as much air, maybe not quite as much.

I am not on a list for a lung transplant. I may have to be at some time. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I don’t think about it too much now.

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