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Posted by Mikala on November 29, 1999 at 17:00:10:

In Reply to: Re: pulmonary fibrosis posted by Melanie on November 02, 1999 at 18:01:55:

: I was unaware that women could get pulmonary fibrosis. Did you find out any more information?

: Thanks

:
: : : My mom has pulmonary fibrosis. She is 72. She is now on supplemental oxygen. How does this disease progress? Her doctor told us that she could live 2 years or 10 years. What can we expect to happen?

: : Bonnie,
: : My Mother ,who is 68 has just been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. Like you I am full of questions. To my knowledge she was not given much imformation.
: : Good luck,
: : Tezon
I found out I had pulmonary fibrosis in 93 and I'm still kicking.I'm on oxygen full-time and I've been the steroid route won't go there again.I want to say that 3 years ago I developed some heart disease as a result. According to my doctor it's not uncommon to develope heart problems with this disease so be informed.I also have never met anyone to talk to about this so if you have it and want to talk e-mail me at Mikala4-1@excite.com I'll respond.Mikala

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