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Interstitial lung disease

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Smurf52 Tue 14-Nov-23 01:59:31

At the age of 71 I have just been diagnosed with this condition. When I googled it, it came up as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which my younger sister died from 2 years ago. Of course I am now worried. I got my GP referring me to the Respiratory Unit at my local hospital as I want to know my prognosis. Apparently ILD is an umbrella term so I could have something that has a better prognosis. I have an appointment in March when I will have tests done etc. Do any fellow Gransnetters suffer from this and how have they got on?

Grannynannywanny Wed 15-Nov-23 10:05:06

Sorry to hear of your diagnosis and the worry it’s causing you Smurf52. I hope you will be reassured at your hospital appointment. I have no worthwhile knowledge of this condition but noticed your post in the unanswered section and posting in the hope someone with helpful advice will notice and join the thread 💐

midgey Wed 15-Nov-23 10:09:55

Please stop googling! I have no idea about your condition but I do know the Google will only come up with dire prognoses (sp?) I do hope you get some answers soon. flowers

Marydoll Wed 15-Nov-23 10:13:30

I Googled heart failure. According to Google, I should be dead. I'm still here. wink

Best not to Google, it never ends well.

I hope you are able to see someone soon.