Hello everyone, I'm Tim from the West Midlands age 57. I have been an heavy smoker for 40+ years. Several weeks ago I started spitting up quite a lot of blood. I was given Amoxicillin and sent for an X ray. Thankfully the blood has now stopped and the x ray was clear (although the doctor still want's me to have the camera and a scan due to the blood) So no cancer on the X ray but further investigation needed!
Whilst at the Hospital I was asked to blow into a device 3 or 4 times. I was then informed by the doctor that I had mild COPD. Well it's taken a couple of days to sink in, I now find myself suffering from anxiety plus my breathing appears to have got worse. I had already been given a Ventolin Evohaler and used it this morning when suffering a bad coughing bout and shortness of breath and it seemed to work.
Apart from shortness of breath, I also have mild discomfort in my upper back and occasionally feel very tired (but this does pass)
I would welcome advice!