I had an appointment with my lung specialist today for the half yearly review and also results of CT scan, echocardiogram, and respiratory tests done to be considered for the procedure where they insert endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function. (I think I mentioned this earlier in May this year when I saw him last.)
Neither got a YES nor a NO to the procedure as some concern re my heart (as I now have Grade I diastolic dysfunction caused by low arterial oxygen) coping with the surgery, so my specialist is contacting the surgeons to discuss my case.
What really does disappoint me is that I have progressed (if you can call it that!) from 'severe' to 'very severe' emphysema COPD. I guess that's because my FEV1 is now down to 28%.
Got loads of data from the specialist and would appreciate help analysing the following:
Having said all that, I'm feeling pretty damn good at the moment! Just come back from another trip to the UK on my own to visit my daughter and gorgeous grandson. So all I need really is for these wonderful doctors over here in Spain to keep me fit enough to do that and I'll be happy.
Hope you're all feeling strong and happy too.
Lots of love, Michelle x