My dad is 65, he has smoked since he was young.
He has had a cough for about the last 18 months that is like a dry cough that's like he's clearing hi throat. It seems to get worse when he is outside walking and at night.
He is generally fit and well but at Christmas last year, he woke up boxing day morning spoke to my mum as normal, went down stairs and came back upstairs and said he has just seen all the wrapping paper but couldn't remember anything of Christmas.
I went round to their house and started questioning him about what we had done the day before, what I had bought him, what he had bought for my mum etc and he had a blank glazed look and couldn't answer anything.
I was worried he had had a mini stroke so took him straight to A&E and they did bloods, gave him a scan etc but couldn't find anything wrong apart from a slightly reduced blood flow to the brain which they said is normal at his age.
They released him with no follow up or anything and called unexplained temporary amnesia. Things did start to come back to him by the 27th dec.
So anyway... Thats not directly linked BUT there is this cough.
He went to his doctor and the doctor told him to take honey and lemon and he hasn't bin back since and refuses to go back.
He says he isn't worried but he obviously is because he has cut down from 20 a day to about 3-5 and he will leave his tabacco pouch in the car if we go out for the day so he can't smoke.
I have told him it could be COPD and he may just need an inhaler, my mum has asked him to go. I have asked him to go and so has my sisters. He just won't hear it.
Why are men so bloody stubborn and Wont see a doctor!!!
Seeing an advert on TV about if you have had a cough for more than 3 weeks you should see a doctor as it could be linked to lung cancer which is a huge killer that people don't know about really scares me.
I can understand he might be worried but I just don't know what to do :((((
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