I strongly suspect I am in the process of losing the plot. Why? you may ask, well, it is all to do with getting conflicting stories with every medic I speak to.
So, to set the stage, I am 60 years and 4 weeks old, I am overweight, I am an ex smoker of 21 months, I have mental health issues, but I love writing because it focuses me and unfuddles my brain.
I went to Leeds General Infirmary a couple of weeks ago, had blood tests, oxygen in blood test, ECG, and an Xray, she listened to my chest, and nothing unusual. Just had letter with appointment to go to a different Leeds hospital for the dreaded spirometry test.... I hate that test so much. I had a telephone appointment with my GP yesterday, and she looked at what had gone on at the hospital, she confirmed everything looked good, bet she isn't saying that after the spirometry. I asked her about A CT scan, and she said, based on these results they wouldn't do a CT, because if there was anything terrible it would have shown in the test I have already had. Now, I have been led to believe normal Xrays don't show up everything, so what to do is the burning question. I have taken to stalking people of my age, who are as fat as me, to see if they are having trouble breathing. I went to see Mama Mia yesterday and was delighted when Julie Walters character, who was in her 50s was out of breath after walking up a few steps. But even though they haven't found anything yet, why do I get breathes walking up a flight of steps and feel like I have a dozen copies of war and peace sat on my chest, and why do I get so much pain between my shoulder blades, why do I hurt so much?
I think my GP is putting it down to old lungs (her words), weight, being an ex smoker and the ludicrous amount of anxiety I live with.
Roll on the spirometry test in 3 weeks time.
Love to all, do something wonderful this weekend, get pleasure in the tiniest things xxx