Saw my oncologist on Monday. Had x-ray and BNP blood test. Returned to Papworth on Wednesday and had a CT scan with contrast dye then had a litre of fluid drained from my lung. I can honestly said it wasn’t too bad at all. A second x-ray after the procedure shows I still have about a litre of fluid around my right lung. Note: the middle section of my right lung was removed in 2019 for non small cell cancer but was found to be pre-cancerous and no further treatment was necessary.
Breathing is so much better now. I have a follow up appointment in three weeks to get the results of the samples being analysed/cultured.
I can’t get my head around the fact that only one lung is affected. I also have mitral calve regurgitation which might have some bearing.