23 October 2008

Testing commencing

Am having to undergo tests at the moment to establish whether the wheezing I have developed over the past 3 years has fledged into Asthma, I have good lung functions as has been proved with the test this morning; above what they predicted. On Monday afternoon I have to attend a clinic for a test where I have to breathe out steadily for a period of 6 seconds; doesn't seem that difficult but I have to do it 3 times to see if ventolin will help during the second part of the test.

If it proves conclusively that I have developed asthma then I get to get regular checks on it, and get a free flu jab - just to ensure that I don't develop the same problems I did earlier this year when I had four course of antibiotics to try and clear the chesty cough I had after getting flu just after Christmas.

SOH is always having to nag me to use my inhaler, something I find incredibly difficult to do in front of other people. Something to do with having to do multiple things in quick sequence; not my strong point, never could get the actions together for rubbing stomach and patting head right so perhaps with more practice..


Nicey said...

Fingers crossed, hope that its nothing serious


Elaine said...

Best of luck. There is a different inhaler, called the breatheasy, which is just breath activated,(you inhale and the Ventolin is delivered automatically) and you might find this easier to use than the traditional inhaler.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about it. I had to concede defeat a couple of years ago. I now realise I feel better than I have done in a long time, and wonder why it took me so long to have it investigated. I had the flu and pneumonia jabs last year.

The W.O.W. factor! said...

Thank goodnes they feel you have good lung function..that's a good thing right? If the inhalers help, you should listen to SOH! My Brother uses an inhaler...took him about a year to feel comfortable in public...and glad he does!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't get down like last year!
~Hugs for you and SOH~

Dark Side said...

Hope everything goes well for you and they get to the bottom of it..xx

Janet said...

Bless you, dear. I was diagnosed with asthma at age 21, so 25 years later, here I still am. My inhaler keeps me going, but I'm interested in that new thing you describe so I may ask my doctor about it next time I'm there.
Good luck.