Cardiomyopathy

Last updated: January 2023

I was diagnosed in 2015 with heart failure and put on medication. I also have emphysema and bronchiectasis. Up until 2018, my heart nurse was pleased with my condition, but then I didn't have another appointment till June last year. I felt my condition had gotten worse, so she ordered an echocardiogram which I had last week. I haven't gotten the results back yet.

I saw my respiratory nurse yesterday, and my oxygen levels were 88. She thinks I may need oxygen therapy, but I'm a CO2 retainer and a bit worried about that. I'm so breathless I can hardly do anything. Walking from one room to another is so hard.

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