Hello, I hope I find you all safe and untroubled. I hope this is the first and the last time I have to post here, yet I suspect it is to be a journey for the years to come.
I have been trying to find information over the net for the last couple of weeks, however I figured, who best can help me but the people that do not try to sell, but try to help each other. I am a heavy smoker of about 25 years ( reduced to less then a cigarette per day in the last weeks, probably too little too late ) . 44 years old male, in descent shape. I had a bad pneumonia couple of years ago and ever since I have been developing a chest infection each year. This year however it was different. The wheezing and crackling sounds never went away. Not to this day, 7 months after the first symptoms developed at the end of last year. I have seen my GP several times, she referred me for CT scan to our local hospital, however with the current situation the way it is, I suspect they were rather busy as they told her that as long as I am not coughing blood, they will not have time to attend me. Rather a shame as they did the blood test already. I don't judge them. There is a lot of people in more urgent need then me at the moment. What I would like to do however is to go do it privately. I live in London, what is the best hospital, specializing in CPOD that can help me do a good, thorough check on my lungs? What I am concerned is that soon I will have to go back to work. My work requires me to travel around the world and meet new people on a regular basis. And I simply do not know should I accept the risks or the risks for me are too much. I hope you can help. Thank you..