Got Tested for the Chicom 19 Kung Flu today.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dwe, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    Mary's been tested 4 times. Two for cataract surgeries. Two for back surgeries. I was tested in er when I went thinking I was having a appendicitis. Turned out to be colitis
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  2. Jwp

    Jwp Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 6, 2019
    Praying all is well!
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  3. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    What was the scan for? You don’t have to be specific. Just concerned about you.
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  4. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Keep the faith Ken!

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  5. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    DWE, prayers for you my friend. And yes we are selfish; I try to pray for others, and truly God works in ways we don't understand. I hope your results are ok. All the best to you and yours
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  6. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    The CT scan was of my chest and lungs to look for signs of COVID. That was also Negative.

    I hesitated to say more due to the
    preliminary unverified nature of the findings.
    But here it goes.

    The issue is the other stuff that showed up on the scan.
    The preliminary indicators point the the possibility of the development of Pulmonary Fibrosis which
    would answer questions I’ve had concerning certain
    chronic symptoms I’ve had for several years.

    Although the findings are not certain and at best a
    preliminary unverified diagnosis, the fact is my father,
    a Korean War vet, died of Idiopathic Pulmonary fibrosis.
    (Idiopathic = being of an Unknown cause).

    Although neither of us ever smoked,
    there are common factors other than heredity.
    The concern over my career in the trades has been
    exposure to asbestos in the mid 80’s-early 90’s.

    My father also work a second job for years
    in the 60’s and 70’s at an auto shop doing
    tire repair & break jobs, also a significant source
    of asbestos exposure.

    This may be an aggravating factor but if what
    I suspect is the diagnosis, the underlying
    factor is more likely hereditary.

    More to come, when more is known.

    For Gods Glory!
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2020
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  7. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Sending positive thoughts your way.
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  8. Cimarronkid

    Cimarronkid Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2020
    My thoughts and prayers for you, my brother.
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  9. Riflecrank

    Riflecrank Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    Thoughts and prayers Kenny. Need to be able to enjoy all the hard-earned fruits of your labor for a long while!
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  10. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    I wish you the best of luck! Thank you for sharing.
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  11. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    God is indeed merciful!

    Today I had a pulmonary function test and saw a pulmonary specialist who disagreed with the initial impression of the radiologist who read the CT scan.

    Although Pulmonary Fibrosis hasn’t completely
    been ruled out, it is not at the top of the list
    of possible diagnosis’s.
    Although more testing will need to be done,
    it appears it will follow a path that includes a far
    better outcome than IPF.

    Thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts
    from everyone.
    Your kindness is unmatched!

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2020
  12. ronin11

    ronin11 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 17, 2017
    Best news I've heard all day;
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  13. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 8, 2018
    Same ^^^^^^ Same
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  14. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Great news Kenny. Glad to hear it sir.

    Edit to add: I'll keep the positive vibes headed your way.
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  15. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    Somehow, I'm just now seeing this thread.

    Prayers sent for you. Glad you are getting some more refined reads on that CT scan and some better idea of what you may be dealing with.

    As you say....the known is much better to face.....engage it and give a beatdown.

    Continued prayers for you...your family and your doctors.
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  16. ILED93

    ILED93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2017
    Excellent news and thanks for sharing it!
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  17. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    Great news prayers sent
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  18. Cimarronkid

    Cimarronkid Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2020
    I’ve got to see my pulmonologist on Monday next.
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  19. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Just ordered my home test kit so I can travel Internationally.. hopefully its negative too

    1st time I am going back to work since the end of Feb..
  20. Roehl

    Roehl Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    Best news I have heard in a while!! That’s great news!! Please keep us updated.

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