I am new here and uncertain on just about everything surrounding this forum and my new found condition.
Around New Year time, I was coughing continually. It was so bad that I found myself using an old inhaler that my daughter was prescribed for suspected asthma some months back (she is fine now by the way). My first visit to the doctor was a non event. He told me my coughing would pass as it was nothing to worry about. I went back again a week later, still suffering from a very persistent cough. After being asked if I had been to China or if anyone in my household had, I was again told not to worry and sent home. A month passed and I was no better. I could not get an appointment on the day to see my doctor, so went to the local walk in centre. Again I was asked about China as well as any recent international travel, and sent home with the same message of not to worry.
After roughly 6 weeks of coughing, I went back to my doctor. This time I demanded an xray. I was sent for one some time later. My doctors surgery phoned me to inform that because of the virus, the doctor would not be seeing anyone face to face, but would call me the following morning with my results. He did and advised me that he is 99% sure I have COPD/Emphysema and that I will be required to have a scan and see "the consultant". I was advised that an appointment will be sent to me shortly. That was just over 4 weeks ago. I have now called the surgery, and was informed that I shall not be having a scan or seeing anyone until after Covid 19 has cleared, but not to worry (again) and someone will be in touch.
Guess what?....... I'm worrying.
I feel fine, no coughing at all now, just a feeling of apprehension, fear and bewilderment. Apologies for the long and rambling post, but I just had to get this off my chest.....forgive the pun 😊