Next week I have an appointment at the Respiratory Medicine Department and 3 weeks later another CT Scan at the Oncology Centre. Until this week I had not given it much thought, the CT Scan being at the Oncology Centre I put down to the other machine being out of commission for planned maintenance or just fully booked, so I ignored that word, "Oncology".
That nasty whispering monkey, named Anxiety, then jumped on my back. Surely the CT Scan should come first and then the visit to the Respiratory Medicine Dept, that's what it said on my notes too. So dutifully start phone the Hospital for some clarification. The Oncology Dept. confirm my earlier view, their machine was the earliest slot they could give me and advise me to phone the Respiratory Dept. On doing so I was informed it was for another Spirometry test. Another appointment will be made after the scan.
That monkey on my back now started to screech, another Spirometry test after only 6 months from the previous one. Surely I had only read about others having one done at yearly intervals. That monkey on my back will not shut up and starts jumping up & down. So I search the forum for some light on the matter.
Coughalot2, [thank you, take a bow], provided the answer from a post made years ago. Patients diagnosed as severe get them twice a year! That nasty monkey has now climbed down and gone back into hiding...... until the next time.