I saw my consultant last December, she stopped methotrexate because I was coughing and she heard crackles in my lungs.She requested CT scan and other tests and requested to see me in February.Early in February she wrote to say that I have early Pulmonary Fibrosis and referred me to lung specialist.My appointment with rheumatology for February was subsequently cancelled and I was given one for June.This appointment was also cancelled and her secretary said that they have no further appointments available as the consultant is on long term sick leave.My RA has got worse and Sulphasalzine and steroids are no longer working. I have complained but Colchester Hospital cannot offer any appointments for now. I have made enquiries but it will cost £200 to see a Rheumatologist privately.What are we supposed to do? What is happening to our NHS? Luckily I am 70 and not working but I am really struggling.