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Doctors visit today need more tests

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janer1967
janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
Hi all 

Joining @woodbine and @MarkN88 waiting for results and tests 

Had my routine diabetic review today nurse happy with everything relating to diabetes 

However was action required note from gp that my blood and urine test showed concerns over kidney function 

Now waiting for call tomorrow about what gp wants to do next 

I'm not overly concerned but like the others a waiting game 
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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    Jane, I can sympathise greatly, it’s hard to be told something may be wrong and need investigating. I hope you get answers soon. 
  • Luna51
    Luna51 Community member Posts: 287 Empowering
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    Hello @janer1967

    Sorry to hear this, I have had several tests this year and found the waiting bit was always the hardest part. 
    I hope you (and everyone else waiting for them) have your answers very soon.. X

  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Empowering
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    Best wishes @janer1967
    Hope everything turns out OK.

    I've been waiting results of second chest xray after the first one showed something or nothing ...
    First time my GP rang a couple of days after but this time it's been about ten days and heard nowt....so I'm going to take take that as a good sign  :D

    Then worry later if I need too ...lol
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Championing
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    @janer1967 @Cress and everyone waiting for test results, sending you lots of positive thoughts! The waiting period can feel like an absolute age - I truly hope everything is fine  <3
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  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Community member Posts: 370 Empowering
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    @janer1967, Fingers crossed about your Kidney function, and glad to hear your diabetic test was ok.
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,932 Championing
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    hope you get news soon, take care xx

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,134 Championing
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    SM has problems with her kidney function test they are well below 50 now and from memory they should be over 80 although still not a huge problem
    @janer1967 and @MarkN88 i'm sure we will all be ok.

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,915 Championing
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    @janer1967 hope every thing goes OK.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,195 Championing
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    Hoping all will be will @janer1967 - my GP had concerns over my kidney function a couple of years ago. A repeat test was done a couple of weeks later, which then showed this was within normal limits.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Championing
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    Hope you're not waiting too much longer for results/next steps @janer1967 :heart:
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,985 Championing
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    Good luck, I hope they don’t take too long.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Bit of update 

    The test had shown up issues with saturation levels and with other symptoms like ongoing cough and phlem which I put down to smokers cough the concern is now it could be early copd 

    Waiting to speak to gp who isn't back till Tues 

    Not asking for medical advice judt anyone had similar 
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Empowering
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    I take ventolin and a steroid inhaler for asthma/copd  as its put in my medical records...never actually had mention of copd from gp it's just in my notes .
    Only had problems with coughing when I've not used my inhaler...

    I also smoke.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    It's good that they've caught it early if that's what it ends up being @janer1967 :) Sorry, I'm sure you've probably mentioned this elsewhere, but do you smoke currently? 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    @Tori_Scope

    Yes I smoke and have done since I was 15 years old so nearly 40 years 

    Only got myself to blame think its time to follow in @woodbine steps and give it up easier said than done 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,915 Championing
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    Have you had lung function tests, I was born with bad lungs and endless lung function tests, they told me my lungs were now copd. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    @Sandy_123 no not yet waiting for gp to discuss next steps 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    It's definitely not easy, but I imagine that's something they'll suggest to you @janer1967. They should be able to offer you some support in quitting, if that's something you'd find helpful or motivating. We're all rooting for you!

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Thanks @Tori_Scope need to wait and see only concerns at present no doubt need further tests and agree that will be first thing they suggest if it is copd 

    I have quit before using a support programme but unfortunately started again When my marriage broke up no excuse 


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Thanks @Cressida its not diagnosed yet maybe nothing at all but think its time to try quit whatever 

    Was considering vape tho no idea what to get 
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