SPIRATION TRIAL RESULTS POSTPONED

I was unable to make one of their scheduled appts. for pulmonary function (they scheduled it and forgot to tell me) so they have to do that before i can find out the results.  The retest is scheduled for 7/24/09.   In the meantime I have bigger fish to fry.  I've been working on the refi of my home to allow me the funds to carry me through while I attempt to get my disability.  Waiting for an appraisor to contact me.  I was told I was pre-approved.  Dr. Rettman filled out the papers I require for my disability yesterday and gave me some test results to sent with it.   I'm also trying to get my oxygen figured out.  They have me on continous flow with home refill and I'm suppose to were it at night and when I walk or exercise.  When I went in yesterday I told him that the tank they gave me to pack around is ridiculous, I can't carry it and the little one only lasts about 20 minutes.  I ask for a retest and they gave me one yesterday while I was already there.  I had no problem with pulse dose.  They also sent me home with a study I did last night while I was sleeping to determine if I need oxygen at night.  They said I don't display any symptoms that would indicate it is necessary and they don't want to pay the rent on a homefill if I don't need it.  So working on that also.  Back to work today, took yesterday off to get these things worked out, made SOME progress. xoxoxox To You AllShirley

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Shirley, I go thru the same thing with them scheduling tests for me. My CT was scheduled for yesterday in the AM and they called to ask if I forgot and they had not told me about the appt. The nurse said \"computer problems\". LOL Ok, it\'s not that I have other offers !!!

I hope your refinancing and disability approval move at a fast pace. Nothing gets done without the usual waiting period. I just klnow that it will get done eventually and then you will do much better.

The portable 02 tanks aren\'t so portable. I have a problem with the weight. I am only 5\' and weigh 103 and I have even given up heavy purses. I do use the pulse dose when I go out (if I need 02. Determining the status of your 02 need is making progress. You have struggled with all of this and it is time that you got a break.

Work sometimes goes better when the end is near. Ha

Take care and I will keep checking on you. Thanks for the update.
Hugs,
Anna
sassymeto
sassymeto

Hey girl, I\'m home and getting ready to go camping. I would ask to see the results of the test while sleeping, especially when you desat while exercising. They don\'t want to pay for anything, but make sure you are safe and not causing any damage to the heart, that is what is important. To bad you have to wait for their screw up, but you will know soon. I was kind of hoping to hear some good news lol, but NO they had to go mess it up.

Have a great day. Will send an email on when I will be there.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi Shirley, just take it easy and it will all get done. Don\'t work too hard. Thanks for keeping us up on things.
Hugs,
Carol
KyleesNan
KyleesNan

They said that my oxygen levels remained at 95% for 7 hours of sleep and dropped to 89% for less than 50 seconds. The homefill goes bye bye Friday.
BreatheEasy
BreatheEasy

oh, that is too bad Shirley. But, it is not necessarily forever. If you retest at a later date, and the numbers are not as positive then that will change things. Meanwhile, I don\'t know about everyone else, but I am breathing and feeling much better than I do in winter months. That might be a factor for you as well. We are all different and these things change fairly often. will be praying for you for the results on the 24th. HOpe you are otherwise well. Love jOAnn