Patient Story # 1 ( Living with COPD)


My name is Shobha Rao. I am 84 years old and
I have been suffering from COPD for the last ten years. I had to be admitted to the hospital
2-3 times. Everytime I would have to stay in the hospital for a few days. These episode
would recur often. As these became frequent, my children admitted me to Lilavati hospital.
I was there for 15 days (2-3 days in the ICU and then in the ward). Once I went home after
that hospitalization, I enrolled for a pulmonary and then in the ward). Once I went home after
that hospitalization, I enrolled for a pulmonary rehabilitation program at the Pratibha Prabhakar
Rehab Center. 3 months in to the program, rehabilitation program at the Pratibha Prabhakar
Rehab Center. 3 months in to the program, I improved greatly. I was not able to walk
on my own better before the program. Now, I’m able to walk on my own without anyones
support. Even my cough has reduced significantly and I am able to sleep peacefully through
the night. I don’t have any gasping fits that and I am able to sleep peacefully through
the night. I don’t have any gasping fits that too has stopped now