QBW251 – Day -2: breathe in and relax

Originally published on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Day -2

Here is an account of what happened today:

6:00am
Got up and showered

6:30am

7:00am

Started my travel to the hospital…

7:50am
Arrived at the hospital.

8:40am
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.

9:00am
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.

9:30am
I did a breathing test 1/3, which took 7 minutes to complete.  I passed…I can breathe!

9:45am
Breathing test 2/3.  Guess what?  I passed again!  LOL

10:15am
Breathing test 3/3.  I think I’ve convinced them now I can breathe.  No more breathing tests.

11:15am
Lung function FEV1=2.15; FVC=4.65.

12:00pm
Blood samples were taken and all is done for today until Monday, 19 October 2015.

12:30pm

Home in time for lunch.

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