As promised, originally for Wednesday, after many phone calls finally today got my results.
1. CT scan showed I have mild emphasema, which I have to be honest was a bonus as I had thought it would be severe, that was a +
2. But the let down was I failed my flight test, sats dropped to 74, and I was advised my body is not exchanging gases correctly, (carbon dioxide read 6.8, acceptable is 6,) and carbon dioxide builds up. But I was advised on Tuesday to reduce my overnight oxygen from 2lpm to 1.5lpm and my headaches have stopped.
Overall I feel pleased but devastated I cannot fly without oxygen. We are thinking about a cruise but I still have a lung function test and a respiratory physio test 24/11/14 and 10/12/14, then I will see the consultant.
I have many questions, i.e. I desaturate at night and after being on oxy all night my sats can read 88, I can work in the garden 2/3 hours take sats and it can read 91/92? I have had sats reading 83/84 and I still feel fine, I don't seem to conform to the norm.
Anyway folks I am off to the NEC Birmingham Friday to the classic car show, not really my scene but hubby likes that sort of thing and as you all know our partners do put up/support us with a lot when we are unwell.
So all health unlockers have a good Friday, take care and bless you.