some time ago, I came onto this incredible site for people with lung health issues. At the time, I was in a real state having just been diagnosed with COPD and discovering that there was no follow on support/medical services in my area of East Wales once a diagnosis was made. Nothing at all............even the voluntary COPD group in Mold had stopped running. Therefore, this site was my only source for information and advice. Anyway, my point today is that I fought endlessly, made official complaints and was in contact with my MP and so finally got an appointment with a Resp Consultant. Prior to seeing him, I was given a full range of lung function tests, so that when I did see the Consultant, he could give me a full detailed account of my COPD condition. So imagine my surprise/relief/joy/ at learning from the Consultant that I DO NOT HAVE COPD at all, and that the Consultant was astonished/puzzled/annoyed that I had been mis-diagnosed. More over, my lungs are doing okay for some one who is 64 years old and smoked for far too many years. I still can not quite believe this.
I did want to tell you my news because several of you were so very helpful to me during my period of distress. I wish all of you as much good health as you can muster AND good and correct medical services. cheers jeannie