After my big news of last week http://theafterword.co.uk/ok-thanks/ several people asked to be kept updated from my full post CT scan consultation. So, here is the news…
Update from yesterday:
Mostly good news. My lungs are in fairly good nick. There is some inflammation, where he thinks the lungs when into ‘aggressive defensive’ mode, fighting off the virus, but the damage does not look permanent. The lymph nodes are fine but he can see they’ve taken a battering. There is no evidence of any pneumonia left and his original diagnosis of asthma may not turn out to be be permanent.
The chest pain he thinks is linked to four months of constant coughing. It has put strain on some of the muscle connections in the left side of the chest cavity, exacerbated by the fact that I sleep on my left. He says to try a warm-pack, or even some heat cream, to alleviate it. As far as the ongoing cough and breathlessness, he thinks they’ll just take time to go, but will go completely. He has changed my steroid inhaler, easing back from three double puffs to two, and adding another drug to help open the airways.
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