Hi, have had COPD for over 20 years and eventually was forced to early retirement. This I can accept and have made various adjustments to my life that keeps things ticking over. My problem now is with my GP and the practice. Bearing in mind that I have had my chest listened to very regulary which includes my back, I have had an area of itchy inflamed skin on my shoulders for about 15 years.It was diagnosed as excema and been treating it with creams. I went in July for another chest check up following a flare up and also said my back was worse and spreading quite quickly.
Diagnosis..an infection and a different cream. It got worse. Went and saw another quack who said it was skin cancer. I've now been to Derby hospital had some cut out but because it has been left for so long they cannot cut it all out and now I face radio and chemo. I have lost faith in my GP's practice and want to change to another but I am half way through treatment a bit worried over lack of continuity. Anyone else been in a similar situation and did changing effect your treatment.