Hello, i have just recently left the hospital here in town and i was diagnosed with COPD. I initially ended up in the hospital because of a shortness of breath. I could not take a breath in. Anyway, i ended up on life support and diagnosed with COPD.
My challenge comes from the fact that a year ago i was diagnosed with nodules on my vocal cords and at the time just before the hospital visit I was extremelly swollen up in the neck area and i could barely talk. My quesstion is, Could this have been my nodules on my vocal chords swelled so much that it cut off my breathing?
I am a smoker and have shortness of breath as well so it could be both.
When i left the hospital my oxygen level was just fine so they didn't send me home with any. This is another reason that i question the COPD diagnosis.
Anyone else out there with any suggestions about how i could stop this from ever happening again orther than the obvious of quitting smoking.?