I spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon blowing into various rubber tubes that were connected to computers.
This was my first appointment being treated as an outpatient at St George’s Hospital. I visited the “Lung Function Clinic” which is where they run all sorts of tests to determine how well your lungs are working.
After a couple of hours of tests they declared that my lungs are working at about 95% of the capability that they’d expect for someone of my height and weight. Which is well within normal bounds.
So there’s nothing wrong with my lungs. Which is, of course, nice to know. But it’s one more test that hasn’t discovered what’s worng with my chest. The next stop is a consultation with a chest specialist, but that’s not for three weeks. We’re going to try to bring it forward.