First of all, thank you for your comments and support. One thing I probably should have included in my post is that, although I was a member of this group during my late husband’s illness, I feel very much like a “new” member, in that I really need to be refreshed into the symptoms/progressions of this illness. So, any advice about general living would be much appreciated.
Secondly, since writing my post I have, just about an hour ago, managed to have a telephone consultation with a respiratory nurse. Unfortunately, I have changed my doctor’s practice about six months ago, so she has no personal recollection of me. Anyway, I explained to her that the Trelegy Ellipta she had prescribed during my last “telephone lung function test” hasn’t helped at all. She looked at my records and agreed that it’s now three years since I’ve had a proper lung function test, then explained that my records showed I already had moderate COPD 3 years ago. This really was a shock because I was only diagnosed with mild COPD six months before then so I’d obviously had a very rapid deterioration. Anyway, she suggested at first that I continue with the Trelegy, then said it might be a good idea to revert to Anoro, and then totally changed her mind and has decided to prescribe Spiriva again - I’m really having a job to keep up!! So, that’s the latest and I’ll let you know how I get on once I make the change. My medicines are delivered so it will be the end of the week before I get the Spiriva. In the meantime, should I continue with Trelegy, open an Anoro and use until the new one comes, or should I use nothing until the new one comes?
I’m sorry to ask what are probably very basic questions but, during the time of my husband’s illness, there was no Covid and so I was able to get advice from the doctor or the nurse much more easily.
It’s been such a shock to know that my condition is a lot worse than I’d thought and I just hope it doesn’t still deteriorate at this rate.