Hello all, Newbie first
time post from me and I need help knowing what I should be asking the lung consultant when I see him for the first time on Monday.
Don't know about you guys but whenever I go to the Dr’s & after I leave the surgery, I remember else should I have asked or mentioned.
A bit of background….After a winter of severe bouts of bronchitis, I was sent for a CT scan in July which showed emphysema lesions & a 7mm nodule. I have another CT scan due end of September to check if this ‘nodule’ has changed.
I was a very enthusiastic 30 a day smoker for the last 4 decades. On receiving the results of my scan, I finished the pack and went cold turkey. (Have twice stumbled along the way & bought a pack, hopefully back on track now)
I have taken up walking at a moderate pace and around here it involves up hill and down dale. I have a bit of trouble going up the hills but mostly from my legs aching. Uphill I do have to stop and catch my breath now and again.
The day of the results my GP prescribed Symbicort to help me breath. I have not taken this as I don’t think I have a problem with breathing at the moment. Maybe I should be taking it to slow further damage?
So I guess that is my first question to the lung specialist should be about the Symbicort.
The only other question I can think of is what is my lung capacity now.
So, from what I’ve seen from other posts is that you are a very helpful bunch, so what are the questions you wished you had asked, what are the questions I should be asking?
Thanks in advance for any advise you can give..