it’s been 5 weeks since I was told I had a small amount of emphysema ( I know it only small but I watched my grandad pass of it in 2019 and it scared the life out of me ) on a ct scan I had to find out why I was waking up in the night like I couldn’t breathe at all!
5 weeks since I last lit a cig or vape 🥳
I have how ever been trying to sort my head out , I’ve lost friends because I had shut myself off from everything and everyone! Think it was to protect myself and others but ay I’ve learnt who my friends are and who ain’t!
I’ve also been trying to find somewhere private to get a scan and another opinion but because I’m under 35 this is proving somewhat difficult. and I have been discharged from the pulmonologist care back to gp. ( that’s a good thing ain’t it ?)
I’ve been walking 4-5 mile’s regularly untill my back can’t take anymore ( scoliosis and nerve damage) and then I’ll bike with the kids and baby in the trailer, thankful for living rural 😊
We’ve been to two zoos in the 5 weeks ,
but something is worrying me , I’ve become quite short of breath and like I need to coughing to get rid of the feeling , this doesn’t happened when I’m active only while I’m sitting for a short while. Is this normal?
I am waiting for my gp to change my inhaler because the trimbow * was giving me a sore throat with a deeper voice. Is it due to giving up the cigs?? I can’t remember this last time I quit although I was still getting over pneumonia at the time too and a mini stroke and heart attack all in the space of 9 months ( I was very underweight due to domestic violence relationship and my body couldn’t cope )
Another quick question 🙋🏼♀️ I’ve always suffered with chest infections even as I a child and wasn’t diagnosed with chronic asthma till 2020 ( weight gain due to medication caused it apparently) I’ve had pneumonia 3 times over the last 10 years , I had stopped smoking for 7-8 years before I started again in 2021 last time was last year after a chest infection the gp couldn’t do anything with for 4 months I had loads of different antibiotics, nebs but due to being pregnant at the same time it was difficult to treat I had baby prem by cat 1 section due to a complete placental abruption they couldn’t put me to sleep cause I couldn’t breathe and a week later I was back in hospital with sepsis because my section scar had opened and the chest infection actually turned into pneumonia by then. I had the lung function test a couple months after , Also the ct scan they wouldn’t do it while I was pregnant , is there any chance they’ve got the small bit of emphysema wrong?
I keep telling myself it’s a mistake because there’s a error on the letter , says ct scan was done in December. It was actually done in the 3rd of September 2022 🤔 got patients mixed up maybe or wishful thinking?,
my lung function test was normal just suggested I had pulmonary hypertension so I do have a cardiologist appointment tomorrow ( finally been waiting over a year ) I’ve been under them befor for abnormal inverted t waves, and inappropriate tachycardia syndrome and eptopic heart beats ( all occurred during the pneumonia I had 10 years ago and just never left last admission to hospital because of it was twice in October 2022 )
Thank you all for reading 😊