I have had a chest infection since I came back from holiday a month ago have gone back to work twice had antibiotics and two courses of steriods. gave a sputum sample which came back clear of infection. so when my breathing started to gradually deteriorate a few days after finishing the steroids, i made an appointment with my GP. I thought I would wait and see my own GP so I had to wait 5 days. By the fourth day I was feeling very tired breathing was appalling but went to work any way thought I would just do a few hours had to go home within 3 pains around one side of my chest all down my arm really hurt to cough felt ill. ended up at the doctors mid afternoon . Dam pneumonia, really rough evening gradually getting better now. its been three days rang the hospital as I am due to see the specialist in November and asked if i could have any cancellation appointments. they rang me today He will see me on Monday in his Lunch hour! I am so pleased and relived I dont think you could ask for better a really caring chap.