What he thought was just a sign of getting older developed into worsening symptoms, which led to his diagnosis of COPD. He felt like “his lungs were already too full to inhale any more air” and wondered if he would ever breathe normally again. From then on, he found himself making compromises on what he loved, taking up activities that would not leave him worried about being breathless. His friends and family came to not rely on him as they once had, with fear of what he was not able to do, especially when it came to taking care of his grandchildren. Despite visits to countless doctors and trying multiple inhalers, Paul could not find the relief he desired.
Frustrated with the treatment options he was given and desperate for a more effective solution, Paul’s caregiver went looking for other options to help his COPD.