So, a bronchoscopy this morning. Sneaked a half cup of coffee before the taxi arrived (you're not supposed to drink anything from midnight before). Quite uncomfortable, involving lots of water, probe down my throat into lungs etc but I don't remember much because of the sedative. It was to check if any of the four valves they put in my left upper lobe in February were leaking, which would explain that procedure's total lack of success. Bad news is that they're all working fine so that wasn't the problem. My consultant, Dr Jarad (praise be upon him) then visited me in the recovery room and said how did I feel about having my upper left lobe surgically removed? Well, how do you answer a question like that? It has the same effect as the valves should have had (creating more space for the functioning lung parts to expand into), only somewhat more invasive so I went with a tentative yes. After all, I'll still have four lobes left. So, that will happen sometime this winter. Nice to have a little project
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