I don't post very often but regularly read your very informative posts.
Six months ago I asked you folks if I should ask my GP to refer me to a Respiratory Consultant for further investigation as my constant coughing, wheezing and breathlessness wasn't improving dispite regularly taking medication for COPD that she had diagnosed after my initial Spirometry test that had been carried out at a local clinic.
Finally today after three emergency hospital admissions and a battery of tests including a CT Scan, I have been told that all my results have come back as normal, I do not have COPD but I do have Asthma and that the scan had shown my lung tissue to be normal but I have two small nodules in one lung, that as a life long non smoker ( I will be 70 later this year) it is unlikely that they are cancerous but that lung cancer could not be ruled out.
He will discuss my case next week with his colleagues and I will probably be called back for another scan before seeing him again in three months. I have to stop taking Spiriva but to carry on with Fostair and Ventalin. I am now not only totally confused but also a little scared. Has anyone else been given information that seems to be contradictory as well as confusing. Does anyone else have have or know anything about these nodules, the consultant just said don't dwell on it until we have more information easier said than done!