What a relief

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  1. presto

    presto Read Only Funster

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    Thought I would share this with you,three weeks ago two weeks before our six week trip to France Italy and Germany I feel unwell and went to the Local Hostipal.After lots of tests ECG Chest xray nine hours I was passed fit.The next day the hospital rang the come back again as chest xray was abnormal.Of my wife and I went thinking it had been a bad photo.When I got the second xray I was told they didn't like it I would need a ct scan as there was something showing on my lung.We asked about our motorhome tour and they said I would need the scan first(six weeks)We decided to have the cat scan private very worried at this stage expensive needed tummy and chest.The next four days were the worst in my life for me my wife and three grown up daughters.cancelled our ferries and coudnt face coming on this forum as I thought my motorhome days were over.Lost seven pounds hardly any sleep.Now the good news my GP rang last night to tell me as I have mild COPD it was a liaison (I don't know the term)but it is absolutely safe and he said to get away on my trip although still a bit washed out we are going next Sunday.Thanks for reading this it proves to me not to Allways think the worst. Presto
     
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    Get yourselves off now and enjoy... :thumb:
     
  3. simsy56

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    What a huge relief for you and your family. Now go enjoy to the max.

    Craig
     
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  4. presto

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    Thank you on the plus side although a wee bit washed out it makes me realise how important my wife daughters and grandchildren are.Wife back to normal sorting out my chores for today :Doh:We intend to all go out for a good meal tonight.Dads Treat :RollEyes:
     
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    Gather you thoughts :BigGrin:
    Then BOOK the ferry :thumb:
     
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  6. Rob and Val

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    Hello, presto

    Good to hear that your diagnosis is not something more sinister. Are you a smoker? If you are, then quitting smoking is the most effective way to slow the progression of COPD.
     
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    Scary times indeed! Life's for living - get out there are enjoy every second of you holiday :Smile:
     
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    What a horrible period for you and your family, so pleased the outcome was good, makes you appreciate the health we do have, enjoy your holiday. :Smile:
     
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    Beter to know all is OK.
    Now you can set off with peace of mind.

    Enjoy yourself & have a great time.

    Learn from Yesterday,
    Live for Today,
    Hope for Tomorrow

    Mel
     
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    What a great relief for you. Now its time for your Motorhoming:thumb:
     
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    Great news, now get out there and "live your life" there is nothing more precious!:BigGrin:
     
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    Hey Presto!!!!!!!!!

    Bet you haven't heard that before:BigGrin:

    Seriousy good news mate , enjoy your trip.
     
  13. presto

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    Thank you everyone I appreciate all your best wishes this morning.Everthing looks so bright today even though the suns not out.I stopped smoking fifteen years ago and wish I had never started.So going to start and book ferry Irish Ferries have said they will keep the booking for one year €25 rebooking fee.Will start and pack with a light heart. Presto
     
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    Have a great trip Presto.:Smile:

    As others have said, live life for today - we're none of us immortal and time is the most precious commodity we have, so just make the most of every minute:thumb:
     
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    Really pleased all has turned out well. Now time to enjoy your trip!:thumb:
     
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    Glad to hear all is well now go and enjoy yourself before you do though you might have to get some new clothes with all that weight loss:Rofl1:
     
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    That feeling once you know things are ok is incredible , hang onto it and this will be the be your guide for today /tomorrow . Enjoy.
     
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    Glad to hear you're better and off on your travels. Please ensure that any insurances you may have, are notified of your complaint. Should the need arise where you need to claim, and you have'nt informed them, the the buggers wont pay out.
     
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  19. Cyclewalkbob

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    Good news on there being nothing serious, life is great!

    Go and enjoy yourselves on holiday, we are on our way down to Sicily in two weeks time, so you never know we might meet you!

    Congratulations again, just be careful that the 7 lbs you lost are not put back on with all that great Italian food.

    Cheers

    Bob
     
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    I had a shadow on a lung following a routine chest xray some years back. The later scan showed it was just a blood vessel, so don't panic till its confirmed as something nasty.
     
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