My first time on here, but I have been reading all the blogs which help because I feel so alone. Excuse me if I go on a bit.
I was first taken to hospital New Years Eve last year with breathing problems I know my blood gases were really low and my pulse really fast, they released me next day saying they were treating me for a blood clot and gave me Fragmin. The following week I had a CT scan, when I rang the doctors secretary she said everything was fine.
In February I felt ill again and went to the doctors (locum) who sent me for more blood tests xray, but later that night I took myself back to hospital this time thay gave me Seretide and Spiriva 3 days of steriods and a week of antibiotics.
Not one of the doctors told me I had severe Emphysema, in fact they ask me loads of questions about going on planes etc. The only reason I found out was because of the the letter the first doctor wrote to my G.P. Also two years previous my G.P sent me for extensive tests blood, x ray I even had a camera down my throat to find out why I had lost weight, nothing was said then either.
Then to add to things the receptionist at the doctors told me I could'nt have Flu and Pnuemonia jabs until October, I'm just recovering from double Pnuemonia, and was told by the practice nurse I could have had the Pnuemonia one anytime of year.
Sorry I'm just trying to find excuses but surely someone should have spotted it.