I hope you are all feeling okay today. I have a question that will probably sound ridiculous but here goes...
Three months ago I inhaled a piece of sausage. I have had many occasions since where I've felt like I cannot get enough air, a burning chest, low oxygen sats. I have to cough up the sausage from my lungs every morning and it gets stuck at my vocal chords. When it drops back down my chest burns and my temperature goes up to 38. I've been to A&E twice and they've turned me away telling me I have reflux (I had a clear chest xray right at the start of all this nonsense(. I most definitely do not have reflux and I know 100% that this piece of meat is stuck, moving up my trachea from my lungs. It's obviously too big to come out. I;ve had an intermittent stridor and you can hear it rattling.
Anyhow, after being turned away by the NHS and in sheer desperation - I ended up resorting to spending the Christmas money I'd put aside on seeing a private ENT consultant who has ordered a CT scan. I think I should have booked to see a respiratory doctor. Anyhow...
I have heart arrythmia and loads of allergies, as well as hashimotos so I don't fancy the dye.
Please can anyone tell me the effectiveness of a neck and chest CT scan without the dye, and whether it is likely to pick up the sausage? It moves around and lodges in my lungs/trachea/larynx.
I know all this sounds ridiculous, but it's really made my life a misery over the past few months because I've felt like noone's been listening to me. I don't feel able to take the risk of the dye at this time and it's giving me severe anxiety at the thought of having it.
I wish someone would just do a bronchoscopy and take the sausage out. I know this sounds sos tupid compared to what most of you are going through and I am so sorry for such a ridiculous sounding post. I'm just really frustrated and upset and feeling in utter despair.