I recieved a order for a CT from my GP in the mail a few days ago. In the diagnosis it had Postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis. He never told me I have this! A few years ago 2 to be exact I had my 6th rib removed due to a growth on it. The growth was benign thankfully. I ended up with pnuemonia after the surgery and not knowing anyone including my son. I had aphasia so horribly that I would start a sentence and not be able to find the word I wanted and then start over again sometimes a dozen or so times until someone would thankfully change the subject. I had weird hallucinations also. Luckily all of the oddball neuro symptoms dissapeared after four or five days. There was no evidence of a stroke, everyone was mystified. I returned home and made a slow recovery. The area where the incision was made herniated and no one seemed interested in fixing it.
A few months before that my GP had ordered a chest xray and it showed calcified nodules in my chest. He didnt seem too concerned so that was that.
Now I see this on my order sheet and I am about as shocked as can be. I have lupus and seizure disorder but cope pretty well with them. Could the pulmonary fibrosis be from the surgery trauma? as well as the unrepaired hernia. When I cough you can see the lung balloon out where it is herniated. I also have a rare congenital heart defect that Mayos did some work on last winter. It was found by accident. I have noticed I am much tireder than I used to be, I simply cant seem to feel rested. Walking up a slight rise in the yard feels like I am walking in thick mud and may not make it. I am simply worn out. Could this all be a mistake. Why would my Dr not have told me I had pulmonary fibrosis? I am not a worrier or a hypocondriac I am sort of at a loss over the whole thing. Can anyone shed some light on what may be happening.