Well, been to see pulmanologist today. Had breathing tests done and xrays. He reckons i have never had COPD despite it being on my records for years. However there is a shadow on bottom of left lung which he thinks is a fatty deposit. He has booked me in for a CT scan . He is getting together with my endroconologist to investigate why my thyroid levels are not done on nhs as further investigations are needed. He was the lovliest doctor i have ever met. took ages to go through all my queries and is going to see me again in 4 weeks. . i didnt ask what would happen if i had to have an operation. i need to build myself up to face that turmoil.