When I smoked the NHS (and others) offered massive support structures to help me to stop.
After I stopped (and before the COPD diagnosis) the support seemed to end. Like many ex-smokers, my weight increased but when I asked my GP for some help he replied "Put less on your plate!", yes, that was his exact comment with no other follow up answer!
So, nearly a year later (and three failed diets) I'm still three stone heavier than the smoker I was, I've made another appointment with a different GP (using the 'please cancel the appointment if you recover before we get to see you' system) in the hope that someone, somewhere might actually offer some support and help.
Just 18 months since I stopped smoking, I've gone from overweight to obese, from no breathing symptoms to constant breathlessness and a GP practice which continues to offer no support whatsoever.
Is this the norm or are my GP's the only rubbish ones?