So,my appointment for VQ scan was for 13/8/15 at 10am and for lung function 19/8/15 at 12.30.I spent Wednesday morning to and fro and got a cancellation for L/F to 10.15, 13/8 and the scan to 9.00am so I was a happy bunny and booked cab.He was 15mins late and in a mini bus which I thought was funny,suspension was rubbish and my window did,nt open but he was a good driver so ok. Gets to the Brompton,wrong section ,out into busy streets.Three different strangers offered directions out of the blue and we found it nice and quick( quicker than this post is taking lol).Greeted as we go in,through to a room with a bed,lie down and given injection of radio/active dye.Through to scan room lie down mask put on and radio/active gas pumped through ,scan starts.The mask was uncomfortable and had to have arms above head also unpleasant,9minutes then another 9minutes without mask and then 12 minutes with scanner going round quicker,managed to stop myself from panicking and breathed through it,glad it was over.Off to Lung function place(different building).Met the lovely Daniella,my nurse and we went through" the Inbox palavalava" then at the end she did the arterial bloods from my ear,the only bit that actually hurt.It did,nt stop bleeding until the next day,bleeding thing lol.Reception phones us a cab,10 minutes later we,re off home. Turns out all my functions(lung ones anyway lol) are up slightly and my Fev1 is up by 3% which is,nt a lot but it,s a damn site better than being down.So,all in all a very good day.Contrary to what that idiot posted the other day all the staff were so friendly and helpful it really humbled me.These people go the extra mile with no prospect of a pay rise for five years, earning a pittance and still a smile to make US feel more comfortable.It restored my faith in humanity against this evil,selfish,greedy government bent on destroying everything good about this country! Once again I salute our wonderful NHS and in particular the wonderful Royal Brompton,THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! PS.I wear a badge that says "I LOVE THE NHS",Two nurses said,"like your badge ,makes us feel like somebody actually cares".David ( sitting here bubbling in admiration,woose! lol).Happy breathing chums!!!
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