Good Morning one - and - all.
I trust everyone are as well as you possibly could be?
Well, what can I say apart from thanking you all for your treasured and lovely kind words of welcoming me to your forum. There are no words to describe how much it means to me personally.
Two weeks ago I was admitted again to my local hospital due to another, but milder exsasabaion of C.O.P.D with a culmination of Emphysema. My sats were ranging from 87 - 90 with a heart rate ranging from between 99 - 103.
In hospital, I had an X-ray done and a CT Scan with contrast. I also had my Echocardiogram. I was advised that the X-ray showed very little change from the one that was done in October 2016 and still showed an infection at the Base of my right lung and significant scaring on both lungs. The Echocardiogram showed definite LV Dysfunction and LVH. The scan showed severe emphysema at the top of both lungs
There are a few visible changes in various areas of my body of which are :- edema has spread further up my mid shin area from my feet and has gone to a darker colour of deap blue. I have to ask but we noticed that my veins are very much visable in my right arm leading up under my inside right armpit and tracking up around my right shoulder going to my neck. I have discolouring on the inside of my left arm, like a large bruise and some of it in various other places on my body. Can someone please tell me if if this is normal and/or tell me what's happening as my veins, discoloured skin, and other markings only started to apear from the beginning of January. Would appreciate and welcome any honest explinations if possible please? Sorry for the extremely long post but a lot has happened.