Originally published on Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Here is an account of what happened today:
Got up and showered
Arrived at the hospital.
By this time I had my BMI, temperature, blood pressure and ECG done.
The hardest part was to keep quiet during tests as talking would hinder the test and therefore would have to start again. I wasn’t allowed to do anything at all during the tests such as read, use mobile or listen to music for the same reason.
I was asked to do a urine sample midstream. I asked where the nearest brook was. I think the staff realised by this time I have a good sense of humour.
I did a breathing test 1/3, which took 7 minutes to complete. I passed…I can breathe!
Breathing test 2/3. Guess what? I passed again! LOL
Breathing test 3/3. I think I’ve convinced them now I can breathe. No more breathing tests.
Lung function FEV1=2.15; FVC=4.65.
Blood samples were taken and all is done for today until Monday, 19 October 2015.