Patient Story # 2 (Living with COPD)


My name is P. A Tangamal. I am 86 years old.
I am having COPD for the last 26-27 years. My name is P. A Tangamal. I am 86 years old.
I am having COPD for the last 26-27 years. I am having a very good doctor and I was under
his care for the last 24 years. I have been I am having a very good doctor and I was under
his care for the last 24 years. I have been taking medicines. When I came here to the
center (Pratibha Prabhakar Pulmonary rehabilitation center), I had to take 5-6 tests and I was
not able to walk. Now I can walk 20 minutes center), I had to take 5-6 tests and I was
not able to walk. Now I can walk 20 minutes and today I completed 65 rounds. This is a
very big achievement for me. I am sure if and today I completed 65 rounds. This is a
very big achievement for me. I am sure if I do physiotherapy regularly, I can have a
near normal life. As I told you in the beginning, I do physiotherapy regularly, I can have a
near normal life. As I told you in the beginning, my age is 86 and in India, the average life
span is somewhere in the 60s. Here, these my age is 86 and in India, the average life
span is somewhere in the 60s. Here, these physiotherapists, they are very devoted and
with love and care, they teach us all the right things. They have also played an important
role in my recovery. Now I will continue to right things. They have also played an important
role in my recovery. Now I will continue to come here as long as I can walk. I think 86
years is a very good age for me. And as far come here as long as I can walk. I think 86
years is a very good age for me. And as far as COPD is concerned, there is no complete
cure for it as time stands today