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Feel a failure.

Kasey1
Kasey1
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I had my Plethysmography this morning.I sat down, the nurse shut the door, told me to breathe normally, I heard a clunk, the pressure dropped and I felt as though I was being suffocated and had chest pains. She opened the door because I had to get out

and I cried. Awful experience. 😢

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Damon1864
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Awe bless you it must have been awful for you. You have a good night and take care of yourself 😊 Bernadette xx

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Kasey1
Kasey1
in reply to Damon1864

Thank you. X

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Damon1864
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in reply to Kasey1

No need for thanks😊 xxxx

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Gladwyn

Sounds horrible . I’ve never heard of that so I’ll have to look it up it just sounds scary as hell. Hope you are feeling better after that experience. 🙄

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sassy59

That sounds truly awful but you’re not in any way a failure. Hold your head high Kasey1. Xxxx

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skischool

Worry not Kasey,the procedure is just a more accurate way of measuring yout total and residual lung capacity,i would imagine from all your other lung function tests that they have a pretty good idea of your condition and they will probably find an alternative method of gathering information.

Best wishes and cheery up Ski's and Scruff's x

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Sweetie12

Sounds very scary. I think I would have screamed my way out if I had enough air. You are very brave. Hope you are recovering from the ordeal. Do something nice for yourself xxx

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Whitechinchilla

Bless. You were very brave to even attempt it Kasey1.

So well done for that.

Hope you are able to have a relaxing weekend to recover.

Good wishes.

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Caspiana

Not nice at all Kasey1 . I'm sorry you had such an awful time. Have you done a spirometry test ? (No box necessary) if did what were the results ? And what lung disease do you have? I hope things got sorted at the pulmonary rehab? Take care. xx 😊

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Kasey1
Kasey1
in reply to Caspiana

I've had a Spirometry, just waiting for the results, next week she said.

I have my rehab appointment in January. Hoping I'm not pushed to do too much, if so I will put in a complaint. X

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ilos
ilos
in reply to Kasey1

Pulmonary Rehab is the best thing ever and the only thing that you can really

do for yourself. You are asked to exercise to a point of MODERATE breathlessness, no more than that and no one will put pressure on you. There will be others worse than you no doubt. Wish I could get it here in Cornwall- I moved from London where we had it every 12 months.

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dorfy

I don’t think it’s any failure at all it’s a scary thing to experience

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stamford1234

Oh dear. I feel for you. It is done now, it must have been frightening, I hope you are soon back to yourself

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Spacecat1

I was the same 2 years ago. Your not a failure. We all react to things in different ways, you do feel strange in the cabin. I did go back but the doctor suggested I take Orimorph a very small dose. Which helped took it about half an hour before I went back to try again. And it did help it calmed me . Might be worth a try. But someone may be able to suggest something else. Hope all goes well.

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Kasey1
Kasey1
in reply to Spacecat1

I'm allergic to opiates, I can't take any meds apart from paracetamol. X

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Ergendl

Not a failure for crying or needing to leave that box. We're all different. I would struggle too. Great suggestion above about oramorph. Hope that can be arranged for you. All the best.

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Jaybird19

Just looked it up and it doesnt sound as if it was working correctly. Did they not warn you.? i would ask someone to explain it first and what information they gain from it. Myself I always have to know things . I must be a real pain.

It must have been very frightening.

Try to forget it,and don't think about it any more.

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Kasey1
Kasey1
in reply to Jaybird19

Believe me, I question everything! The test was how it should be. X

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Jaybird19
Jaybird19
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Sorry , didn't mean to upset you further.

Space cat probably has the best answer as she has experienced it herself

Good luck

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Kasey1
Kasey1
in reply to Jaybird19

Oh no, you haven't upset me at all, I'm sorry if my post was worded wrong in anyway. Xx

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Kasey1

Thanks everyone xxxxx

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deenyweeny

Sorry you had such a frightening experience. I would have cried too. Keep trying to get better.

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