Thanks for the reply Alanjudy.
Although I'm still as confused as ever.
Please read my life story below:
My X-ray & CT scan was done in February/March(diagnosis as previous - smoking related), but I couldn't get to see anyone from the hospital until July. As i thought this was too long to wait I got an earlier appointment at a different hospital, big mIstake.
I've seen them twice, but they hadn't arranged for the results for the X-ray/CT scan to be tranferred over. End result being, they couldn't comment as they hadn't viewed the data.
Anyway, they started me on a couple of different inhalers - they assured me this would normally be the treatment anyway.
I received a phone call from the hospital yesterday informing me that noe they've actually viewed the X-ray & CT scan they want to see me again for blood tests & to start me on steroid tablets !
Apparently my diagnosis is still the onset of emphysema, but now they don't know whats caused the other lung condition - as apposed to it being smoking related. This is now the best treatment for me.
I don't know much, but if they're saying I need steroid tablets "as these are a stronger dose than I get from the inhaler".
Something's going on !!! Or am I being paranoid.
I now feel as I am back to square one, and haven't got a clue whats happening !!!
Sorry for the drawn out story !!!