These three steps will help you prepare for your conversation:
which is right
Know your OPTIONS
IPF treatments may help you stay active longer and may have a big impact on your way of life so find out as much as you can about your treatment options. More information can be found under ‘IPF treatment options’ in the Resources Zone or in the downloadable discussion guide. It is also very important to speak to your doctor about your experience with IPF and the right approach for you.
Bring someone YOU TRUST
If possible, bring someone you trust with you. Friends and family can provide the support you need before, during and after any consultation – and together you can make the best decision on treatment.
Share YOUR GOALS
Tell your doctor what matters to you and your family; this could be everyday activities like walking the dog or gardening as well as events in the future such as attending a wedding or graduation ceremony. Then ask your doctor how he or she can help you achieve the goals that matter most to you.