Few weeks ago I visited local A&E department, was in back garden and had this horrid pain under both shoulder blader and into top of chest.
Took two pain killers, two hours later pain still there, sore when I took a deep breath, off to A&E I went for a wee check over.
Things stuck everywhere, not a heart attack, co2 levels 99% and vital signs very good. They never missed a thing. I just expected a week check over, thought I pulled a muscle or something which cause the pain.
When lying up and bending over the pain went away? felt bad as a really thought I was wasting there time.
Was sent for an Xray, this is where it went good I think. Nurse looked at my records, she said the Xray showed Emphysema however said she could not see signs of lots of boullis Emphysema in right or left lungs.
My doc siad I had extensive boullis in right lung and some in left lung this was in March 2011 during Xray and Ct scan.
July this year I had a breathing test: fev1 fev of 79%. Anyway nurse said I could have plurasay and sent me packing, no pain killers, said if I dont get better in a few days I was to go back.
Heavy head cold just clearing up after nearly a month. Don't you love the advice from doctors/nurses.