Hi my name is Louisa I'm 49 and have just had a 3 week stay in hospital due to having a chest infection. I have also been diagnosed with copd. I am now home but feel very tired and frustrated not being able to go back to work yet. I'm a carer in the community and the doctor has suggested that I might think about doing something else for a job. At the moment I can't see myself getting back to work anytime soon as I am not 100% as yet, but need to work to pay the bills. Has anyone got any suggestions on how long it might take before I feel well enough to go back to work.