I have been on here for a few months but just reading till a couple of days ago, so thought I'd better introduce myself. My husband has Asthma/Emphysema, he spent Christmas 2008 in hospital with a collapsed lung first in Salford Royal and then transferred to Wythenshawe because he looked like the Michelin man. He came out of hospital on New Years day with an appointment for the following week and District Nurses coming to change his dressing etc. Eventually transferred back to the care of Dr Taggert at Salford and then just to his GP.
Fine except for the usual SOB and some infections until earlier this year. Came down one Saturday morning with some paper hankies in a plastic bag and said he was coughing up blood. Took him to A & E at Salford, who sorted him out with a nebuliser, steroids, antibiotics & X-ray and referred him to chest clinic. Upshot is there are changes showing in his lungs and Dr O'Driscoll has referred him to Prof Denning's Aspergilloma Centre at Wythenshawe to see what is the best course of action to be taken. Post has arrived whilst typing this and appointment is for Friday 5th October @ 9.15am will need to see if we can change that for a later time as Jim cannot do anything quickly otherwise it will mean getting up extra early to get there in time.
Jim goes to our daughter's every afternoon which gives me chance to do jobs around the house but at present having to go to my parents twice a week to see to Mum while Dad does the shopping don't know whether this will become permanent fixture yet or not.
I'd better go and get something done and take my prescription to the Doctors.
See you all again soon have a good day and breathe easy.