I have been down in kentucky around Lexington this past week, I got an appointment with an Internal Medicine doctor to be my PCP and he is doing my referral to the Neurosurgeon so I can get my back surgery done down there! (I have family in that area, and this time I want to get my spinal surgery done where I have family close by) Anyway friday I got some of the results back from test he had done (Just normal chest x-rays and EKG and bood work) I have had a problem with shortness of breath for quite awhile now, and I even went to pulmonary rehab for six weeks last summer, Anyway this chest x-ray when read said I had an enlarged heart (Cardiomegaly) and mild bibasilar atelectasis, this is all new news to me, and he suggested I talk to my doctors at home and have them run more tests! It does explain allot of the problems I have been having for the last year or two, with being short of breath all the time.
Anyway I just got back home a couple of hours ago, my whole back is killing me, as it is a long drive (about 350 miles) but nice to be home.
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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