The official blog of the Lung Institute.
Living with lung disease can feel as though a person’s identity is swept away in a flood of symptoms, disease information, statistics and endless doctor’s appointments. However, remembering the person is essential to the treatment of chronic conditions. People who live with chronic conditions experience the symptoms and daily challenges, but people are people first. People have hobbies, jobs, other interests, and family and friends. People want to go to the movies, to a concert, to dinner or to parties and enjoy their lives regardless of the condition they have to live with. People are not statistics, disease or symptoms, so it’s important to keep that in mind as you continue to be the person you are.
If you live with a chronic lung disease, you know how difficult breathing can be, so trying to live your life the way you want to live it can be challenging and feel nearly impossible. Lung disease can affect anyone regardless of gender, age or ethnicity. While some people may have a higher predisposition for lung disease, the fact that lung disease can affect anyone remains the same.
Like the patients below, you can start to promote the healing of your lungs, regain your quality of life and live your life the way you want to live it through stem cell therapy. Like you, here are some patients living with lung disease:
Patient, Marvin S., didn’t let having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease stand in the way of his hopes for the future. Even though his doctors tried different medications, Marvin never felt better. After treatment at the Lung Institute, Marvin noticed continual improvement to his health. Now, he’s able to spend more time with his family, play with his baby and enjoy the great outdoors.
Susan B. has always been an active person and was an acrobat and competitive swimmer. However, she found that her lung disease gave her terrible coughing attacks and made enjoying her favorite activities difficult. Previously an avid traveler, Susan worried about traveling alone or being too far away from home. However, after treatment, she’s feeling better, exercising and noticing more energy. Now, she feels like a fearless adventurer again with hope for the future.
Feeling frustrated with her lack of improvement and with the medications she was prescribed to treat her COPD, Becky D found living her life challenging. She counted her steps and looked for ramps. If she thought that going somewhere would be difficult, she wouldn’t go. After her treatment at the Lung Institute, Becky says she can do anything, and she keeps reaching her goals, such as walking across the soccer field to watch her grandchildren play soccer. Becky loves dancing, and now, she looks forward to dancing at her son’s wedding. For Becky, treatment has “made a world of difference.”
Living Your Life with Lung Disease
It can feel difficult to stay positive and cope with living with lung disease, but like Marvin, Susan and Becky, you could see improvements to your quality of life, too. COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or another lung disease cannot take away your identity. You are and will always be you. We could be able to help you live the life you want to live. If you or someone you love has a chronic lung disease and would like to learn more about stem cell treatment at the Lung Institute, contact us today by calling (800) 729-3065.