I'm a newbie to this forum - have only just found it after searching in desperation to help my husband!
He is 62, a COPD sufferer, had a heart attack about 18mths ago and now has stents fitted. Also has a couple of other complicating factors such a urinary catheter and sciatica making exercise difficult.
Our problem is that he has an unsympathetic GP - who makes my husband feel that he is wasting his (the GP's) time, we have been to other GPs in the practice and get the same approach. My husbands blood oxygen levels are now at 78% and don't rise much above this with his oxygen. He thinks he has an infection, his GP refuses to give him any antibiotics until he has determined where/what is causing it but hasn't carried out any tests to find out! It's is just one example of his attitude.
My hubby is now so low - he feels that no-one in the NHS actually cares and we don't know where to turn next. We need help - but just don't how to get it, should we go private? Can anyone point us in the right direction?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!