Thank you all for your replies & help with my question about Atelectasis which had shown up on my recent CT Scan a few weeks ago.
I was trying to decide on the best way forward as my Respiratory consultant had said in his last phone appointment he would discharge me back to my GP (without ever being seen since I was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis in February 2020 from a CT to monitor lung nodules).
I called the Respiratory consultants secretary to inform her that I had had a CT which included my lungs & she said I was down for a review in August & that if I hadn't heard back by the end of August then to inform them. I knew nothing of this so that was a surprise. I was expecting a phone call but this morning a letter arrived from my Consultant saying that he understood that I had recently had a CT Scan of my chest under Rheumatology for potential Long Covid & more breathlessness than normal. It was headed ILD Results letter, and he thinks quote, that given the passage of time it would be helpful to get an up to date breathing test so that it can compared to your previous one to see if any action is required for your breathing. Unquote. Well I wasn't expecting that but now I'm annoyed as I feel they are just covering themselves as they have not seen me since I had Pneumonia in 2019. My one & only Spirometry test was done when I was first referred with nodules in Feb 18 so quite a long time ago.
Well I will have a list of questions that's for sure.
What do others think please? Is he covering himself? Not really sure why I am posting but just somewhat annoyed & let down & needed to get it off my chest so to speak. Thanks for listening.