Hi there, I used to be on this forum a couple of years ago but stopped when I had a mini breakdown caused by fighting to get ESA.
I had a bout of pneumonia in 2011 which left me with Bronchiectasis in one lung and Emphysema which was mild to moderate. Since having the pneumonia my health has gone downhill as I've been diagnosed with other health problems. Why I'm on ESA is I also suffer double scoliosis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic back problems as well as Emphysema and Bronchiectasis.
The problem is my breathing has got worse, were as going upstairs is difficult and makes me out of breathe. I hardly go out as my breathing and problems with my back have got worse.
Just before Christmas I had another breakdown as I was waking up paralysed from the waist down so made an emergency doctors appointment.
They sent me for a MRI scan on my back after having back problems for 30+ years. The MRI showed I've problems with my L3/4, L4/5 and L5/S1, also nerve damage.
My doctor thinks my top curve could be pressing on my chest causing me more breathing problems. I'm on a 6month waiting list and been told that there's nothing they can do for me until then.
Please can anyone help me , my breathing is awful at the moment.