I was just browsing my medical records online (patient portal) and saw "End stage COPD". I googled what is meant by "end-stage" and it said that I should look for exacerbations. I had one last December and it put me in the hospital for 2 days. But, I haven't had an exacerbation since then, probably because of good meds and inhalers and such. So, I'm a tiny bit upset at whoever called it "End-stage...". That absolutely screams at me the reality of my eventual demise. I'm not always short of breath, so I kinda don't think I have the end-stage COPD.
I'm wondering if anyone here has had the same experience. Thanks.