Imagine living every minute of every day being unable to breathe. Unable to do simple tasks like walking or going up a flight of stairs. This is what someone with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis goes through every day.
Sue was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 5 years ago. She was able to continue on with a normal life until the spring of 2014 when the disease progressed to the point that she requires oxygen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She is unable to work due to her condition.
Sue hopes to receive a Lung Transplant in the near future, however, assessments, treatment, medication and travel will be costly.
What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease marked by scarring of the tissue inside and between the air sacs in the lungs. When the scar forms, the tissue becomes stiff and thicker. This makes it harder for oxygen to pass through the walls of the air sac into the bloodstream. Once the lung tissue becomes scarred, it interferes with a person's ability to breathe. The damage cannot be reversed.
Pulmonary fibrosis can develop slowly or quickly. There is no cure. Many people with the disease live only about three to five years after diagnosis.
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