One phone call changed my life
Like many people with lung disease, it took me years to get a diagnosis. For 2 long decades, I coughed and coughed. In 2017 things got even worse, when a chest infection really knocked me for six.
I finally got a diagnosis of bronchiectasis. After feeling so unsure for so long, this initially made me feel relieved. But that didn't last long.
Coughing was ruining my life. My mental health suffered too. I had so many dark thoughts going around my head.
Then one day I called the BLF Helpline.
As soon as a member of the team picked up the phone, I knew I would get the help I desperately needed. Finally, I was talking to someone who knew what I was going through. She made me feel in control of my life and gave me confidence.
With just one phone call, that nurse changed everything for me and brought light back into my life.
In 2020 our dedicated helpline team answered over 12,000 phone calls, providing the latest advice, support, and reassurance to help people manage their lung condition.
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