I have an ECHO scheduled in a few days. I have been increasingly breathless the last few years from the slightest exertion..... I somehow managed to skip my bi-annual ECHO due in 2011 because of pregnancy another few years from moving to a new state that required new health insurance. Now I fear the new test results that will come.
In 2009 I had a baseline ECHO which was good. In 2010 ECHO they said I had 2nd degree heart failure.......which I did not. A larger hospital then reversed that diagnosis with another ECHO and CT scan. Meanwhile we worried too much.
I almost #1. don't want to know if I have ILD, and #2. I fear I cannot confirm or void another false positive if I DO NOT have ILD, the confirmation/reversal diagnosis hospital is too far away to get done.
I had Pulmonary Function Tests scheduled 2 weeks ago (also a few years overdue) but I recently caught a terrible cold that has lasted longer than expected so the results would be pointless with this cold anyway. I guess I will reschedule the PFT when I finally get over this cold. Am I correct? Please tell me if you know different.
I had the gift of an unusually long remission from our miracle pregnancy that let me deny I have diffuse sclero for awhile. Sadly, as many of you know, it's back in full force plus new clinical signs.
Thank you for any input, nice messages or thoughts. :)