Well, i'm new here so just gonna vent a few problems i have found since diagnosis.
I was given the diagnosis of COPD 2 years ago. I was pretty bad when i was diagnosed, but as time has gone on i have got worse.
i have just been off work since January 2nd because i have had continual chest infections and breathing problems but my company have found me a job more suitable to my needs ( i was working at an airport but they have found me a job away from the airport) i have been very lucky there.
My biggest issue is that i can't go out too far, for example into town, supermarket etc, on my own because i am scared i will collapse thru lack of breath, so i applied for a "blue badge" but was told i do not qualify. So i now don't go into town at all and am limited to when i get to a supermarket.
Has anyone else been told they cannot have a blue badge? it annoys me as one day, when fighting for breath, i watched a woman run to her car pushing a pushchair, she put child into the car, collapsed the pushchair and lifted it into the back of her car, all the time parked in a disabled space with a blue badge ! i couldn't pick up the pushchair without getting out of breath let alone run, then a man parked in the vacated spot put the blue badge on his dash and got out of the car and ran along the high street for about 300 yds, so i don't understand why i don't qualify !!! i asked my local council for an explanation but they told me to re apply-no explanation.
Has anyone else had ths issue?