Hi, What a mess I have found myself in. It was my 60th birthday last week and on Monday I am going to the respiratory department at Leeds General Infirmary.
I am breathless and confused and scared. I have waited 16 weeks for this appointment and I am dreading what I expect to hear. My pharmacist, and the nurse who did my breath test have both said it will be COPD. In retrospect I have had breathing issues for quite a few years. It is , of course, my own fault. I am an ex smoker, I quit cold turkey 20 months ago and I am overweight. I also have mental health issues from a massive breakdown 5 years ago so am on various anti depressant and anxiety tablets. I am just so worried about my appointment on Monday. I have had many chest xrays in the past and they are always OK, I have chicken pox scars on my lungs but they have been there for years. But more recently I have been having pain and weird sensations in my lungs. I get out of breath when going up stairs or walking up hills. My head is in such a whirl, I can't think straight, I think I need a slap! any advice would be very gratefully accepted. The massive diet change starts on Monday, it is being planned as we speak. Many Thanks, Diane