Nina passed away on Nov 18 and then my father-in-law\’s stroke and then his death, we piled the mail up. No bills because I pay them online at the first of the month, just cards and mostly junk. In the pile, I found the results of my chest x-ray I had taken on Oct 29.
PA and lateral views of the chest demonstrate a normal cardiac silhouette. (That\’s a good thing) Pulmonary vascularity is within normal limits. (blood vessels – normal)
There are mildly increased interstitial markings of the lungs which are probably chronic. (This is what has to be checked out)
Do not see any local infiltrates. No effusions. The visualized bony structures are unremarkable. (No pneumonia or fluid in my lungs – even though I feel congestion. Nothing appearing in the bony parts supporting the lungs – that\’s a good thing)
Suspect chronic interstitial changes in the lungs – I do not see any acute disease in the chest. ( Okay so I do have something that is going to be Chronic but I do not have any pneumonia or small blood vessels etc. and that is a good thing)
All in all, as I dissected this report – it basically told me what I kinda already knew – I\’m feeling great, physically. I get tired if I do too much and have to take a sit – but I\’m good to go, once I sit for a few. Okay, so I never had to do that before. It will get checked out. My coughing has improved. There are times, I have those coughing attacks – after laughing or talking too much. The omeprazole I take for my GERD has really helped. WARNING: If you have gastroesophageal reflux, get treated. The acid you swallow, even though you may not be aware, can cause reservable lung scarring. I went off that medication a few years back, because a friend who is a herb-and-essential-oils-kinda-gal, scared me and I went off. I shouldn\’t have done that.
I go in for a breathing test in January and then I will start my new adventure – I really believe it will all be okay – it just needs to be checked out. I don\’t think I am dying anytime soon. So maybe, I\’ll have to be checked out in a year or two to see how it is progressing. That\’s not so bad. At least whatever it is, it is MILD.
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