You may recall a few weeks ago I posted on here about how much I had begun to struggle both mentally and physically with my illness. From not being able to go on holiday because a flight test wasn't forthcoming and the loss of independence the impact of this had on me to a general feeling that my lung function had begun to deteriorate and that I was struggling to do anything for myself and I was worse than I was prior to diagnosis. I even emailed my consultant to see if I could bring my appointment forward (surprise surprise I have heard nothing from him or his secretary).
So I went to my GP 6 weeks ago to discuss my low mood. He was amazing. We chatted and I went home and told my family I wasn't feeling well - which was a huge step as I had been keeping it from them. I also called the mental health partnership and on Monday I go for my first counselling session. I don't know how it will go - my mood is a lot better. But this has been helped by another thing. 2 weeks ago I went back to my GP and explained I wasn't feel well and that there was something going on with my lungs that I couldn't explain. My SATS were 97% at rest. He listened to what I had to say and sent me off with 2 weeks of doxycycline - I am back swimming a kilometre and walking my wonderful little dog far further than I have managed in 3 months.
Long post, and apologies for that. But thanks to everyone who commented last time - I just wanted to update.