Man Suffering From IPF Speaks Out
63 - year old Larry Farmer has battled a dry cough for years.
After being misdiagnosed several times, doctors determined he had Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis... which is hardening of the lung tissue.
To control his coughing Farmer chews gum. The disease is debilitating and there's no cause or cure for it. "Once they diagnose it, the normal life expectancy is two and a half to three and a half years," says Farmer.
Still, this father of one and grandfather of three remains optimistic.
He's also hoping to educate others about the disease. Farmer says, "I've excepted it. I just want to make people aware of it. If they have a cough or something they will know what steps to take."
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