Hi to all, I have posted on this site a couple of time before. Last Xmas I had very bad chest, infection which did clear up. Doctors failed to provide antibiotics on my initial appointment but I was provided with antibiotics a few weeks later, after becoming really ill. I had x-ray and 2 CT scans, that showed I had scarring on the lungs.
I saw a chest specialist a few months ago who was unable explain the cause of the continual chest infection and the scarring. I was referred for a lung function test last September.
Then saw another chest specialist who could not provide a proper diagnosis or any treatment. He informed me that the lung function test was normal and had no real cause for concern. We discussed possible causes of lung scarring and blood samples were taken. He suggested I have tube down nose and lungs (can't think of name) I declined, as I suffer with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and this investigation could cause further relapse. Told him I was aware that this type of investigation was not always conclusive, he agreed with me.
Today I received a letter re appointment for another lung function test on 22 Dec 2016. I did phone to check that it was correct and mentioned I still have no report from the previous September appointment. Was told that they had shortage of typists, so there was a delay in sending letters out.
I can't understand the need for another lung function test because the last one in September was completely normal. This has been ongoing for almost a year, no proper diagnosis, no treatment, just continual investigations. Is this normal practise?
Cheer to all