I have stage 3 COPD
Had an extraction in April which resulted in lockjaw, severe infection, 3 days in hospital as emergency admission and 7 weeks of double antibiotics. Never quite recovered and had another chest infection last month. Since all of this, felt very weak and unable to do what I was able to do pre extraction.
Went to practice nurse yesterday, FEV1 at 26%, who sent me to hospital for xray and bloods, 30 mile round trip,not a word about am I able to do it (widow, on my own, but thankfully just passed my driving test recently). Point is, I told her how tired I was but she did not consider if I was able to go all the way there on my own.
Sometimes I despair.