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COPD

Audinut70Audinut70 Posts: 7Member Listener
edited August 16 in Disabled people
I would like to thank everyone for the help I will possibly need, and hope that I can help others, I have a rare lung disease called COP, alongside anxiety and depression and mild paranoia. 
COP is cryptogenic organising pneumonia, and is a nightmare disease. It is treatable but not yet curable. 

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 3,328Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @Audinut70, it's great to have you here!
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,171Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Audinut70 welcome to the community! I've not heard of COP before, would you mind telling us a bit more about it? :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • Audinut70Audinut70 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Thanks for the swift reply. 
    COP is a lung disease which is attacked by the immune system, finding why is the problem with this disease. I have had 3 bronchoscopies and 5 biopsies but still cannot find what my immune system is attacking. 
    It leaves you feeling fatigued and constantly tired with no energy, the easiest of tasks is now almost impossible for me, I get out of breath very quickly. 
    Waking up is not very nice either, pain and fatigue means I sometimes can not get up. 
    Then there is the medication,too many to list, but all affect my muscle, which has deteriorated vastly, skin so thin I can not scratch without it peelings off to flesh. I could go on forever but hope it gives a general idea. 
    I will say that changing gp's is a nightmare as very few have heard of it. 
  • AilsAils Posts: 454Community champion Pioneering
    Hi @Audinut70 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I'm sorry to hear of your health struggles, but you have come to the right place for support and to meet new friends.  I hope you enjoy your time on the Community.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
  • Audinut70Audinut70 Posts: 7Member Listener
    I have a link to the only forum for cop if it is helpful to anyone. 
    [email protected] It is a free forum, you just need to register but it is a specific forum for cop sufferers. I hope it is helpful to anyone. 
  • AilsAils Posts: 454Community champion Pioneering
    Many thanks for that, @Audinut70.  I'm sure members will find the link helpful.  :smile:
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,775Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Audinut70

    Good Morning & Welcome to our Community/Family.

    I am also one off the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Yes I have also got a 
    rare health condition.

    I can also relate to your post.

    I do hope that you have got a good start to your day ????

    @steve51 ;
  • Audinut70Audinut70 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Some are better than others, I have had 3 years to get used to it, thanks anyway 
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