My mum has been referred to the hospital for a chest x ray, ecg and bloods this week. It's because she fainted last week and took a while to come round properly. She has had a cough for over 6 months , has smoked for 60 years ( mostly untipped ) , is weary and has a sore throat. She had been getting antibiotics for a " chest infection " from the GP over the telephone for the past month , but had no temperature and the antibiotics had had no good effect. She had also had an upset tummy , but blamed that on the antibiotics. I took her to the Gp after the faint ( she has never let me go in with her before ) because I think she was scared. The Gp said " Now I'm going to insist you go for a chest x ray this time" , so I feel he has been suggesting it for a while.
What should we expect on Friday ? Will we get any results ? And what do the professionals think we are looking at ( I think I know , but am I being pessimistic ?) . I want to be prepared so I can offer as much support as possible .