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Murray
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I have been struggling a bit lately, through the couple of weeks of cold, wet weather we have had. My lungs, they are not so good. I haven't smoked for 25 years, but it's pretty bad this year. 

I went to the doctor today. Saw a different doctor, (these days we always do), and quickly told him that if this is Covid, I have had it for 5 years. 

Going to get a CT scan on my lights tomorrow, ($500, Ka ching!) and a lung function test. 

Hopefully it doesn't mean the duifs have to go. As Catherine said, I would go insane without them. 

I will see how it goes. 

I am good! They aren't firing rubber bullets at me. Yet.
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Hope things go well for you Murray and you make a good recovery

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I went and had the scan done on my lungs today.

It was the funniest thing. 

I walked into the entrance lobby, and immediately had a temperature gun aimed at my head. Situation normal. 

Then it started going off program.

I was asked if I had a mask. "No" I said. "I have a medical condition, which is why I am here." 

Then I went to reception, where I was asked if I had a mask. I repeated the same mantra. 

I was directed to a waiting area, where it became very amusing. While filling out the form, I had a woman of about my age, but one of the ANGRY old women, staring at me. She was livid. Furious. I could see that she was desperate to demand to know why I was not wearing a mask.

I was going to explain to her that I do not wear a mask, for the same reason she does not mind her own business. Because I can. 

While mulling over whether to include her in my list of allergies, I was called in for the scan, which was quick and easy. 

It just goes to show that many of the stresses in our lives are caused by other people. Or they would be if you let them.  

 

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Hope all is well mate, how long before results

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Go back to the doctor next Tuesday.

I have a feeling that something is not quite right, but I feel well, apart from this, so I am optimistic. 

The sense of humour is alive and well, so that's 9 out of 10 right there. 

When I can't see the fun in life any more, it wont matter anyway. 

I am good! They aren't firing rubber bullets at me. Yet.
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Good luck at the doctors next week Murray. Hope results are good. 

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Good luck at doctors mate

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Thanks guys. Appreciated. 

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Went to see the doctor today.

Bit of emphysema, and some other things wrong with my lungs. Nothing unexpected there, then. It's the result of smoking for 25 years. Even though I gave up 25 years ago. 

Have to go and see a lung specialist.

My wife went with me, and asked if the pigeons were the cause. 

"Probably not", he said. 

I am good! They aren't firing rubber bullets at me. Yet.
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Posted by: @murray

Went to see the doctor today.

Bit of emphysema, and some other things wrong with my lungs. Nothing unexpected there, then. It's the result of smoking for 25 years. Even though I gave up 25 years ago. 

Have to go and see a lung specialist.

My wife went with me, and asked if the pigeons were the cause. 

"Probably not", he said. 

Hope all get's resolved mate and wish you well in your recovery

 

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Hope they manage to improve things for you. At least it’s not the pigeons 👍. 

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It is a bit of a reality check.

I have lost half a hand, had 4 broken vertebrae, a dislocated hip, three broken collar bones, a smashed wrist, dozens of broken ribs, that's just off the top of my head. There were lots more. 

I always considered those things as 'injuries', which you recover from. 

I never thought that damaging myself would come back and bite me. Apparently it has. 

Never mind. When I was leaving for work this morning, I said to Catherine, I am not going to become disabled because of this. 

It can wait in line! 

I am good! They aren't firing rubber bullets at me. Yet.
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I hope they can sort you out Murray. 

It’s funny how the old injuries that we seemed to recover from at the time give us trouble in later life. Got trouble with my wrists after having them both broken by cows over the years. 

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Surprisingly, I quickly had an appointment with a lung specialist. I guess when you present with two lung diseases they pay attention. 

I went to see the doctor today, and a lovely, charming woman she was. Catherine went with me, and we covered a lot of stuff. 

Upshot? I have lung disease typical of someone my age with my smoking history. Even though I gave up 25 years ago, the damage was done. It is not good.

The good news? It seems I don't have lung cancer, the new medication should be a big help, and, most important, I don't have pigeon lung.

I said to Catherine, "I know you don't care much, but I am so pleased that it isn't the pigeons."

She said she knows how it would break my heart to get rid of them, so she is happy too. 

How lucky am I? 

I am good! They aren't firing rubber bullets at me. Yet.
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Surprisingly, I quickly had an appointment with a lung specialist. I guess when you present with two lung diseases they pay attention. 

I went to see the doctor today, and a lovely, charming woman she was. Catherine went with me, and we covered a lot of stuff. 

Upshot? I have lung disease typical of someone my age with my smoking history. Even though I gave up 25 years ago, the damage was done. It is not good.

The good news? It seems I don't have lung cancer, the new medication should be a big help, and, most important, I don't have pigeon lung.

I said to Catherine, "I know you don't care much, but I am so pleased that it isn't the pigeons."

She said she knows how it would break my heart to get rid of them, so she is happy too. 

How lucky am I? 

Pleased went well for you Murray and at least things are now bit clearer for you both, I always thought after stopping smoking the lungs returned to near normal after so many years, I used to smoke between 60 and 80 a day we both gave up around 11 years now

 

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