My Chest XRAYS




Posted In Life, by Stevie - 6 years 6 months ago
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As many of you may know especially those who actually read my blog, my lung popped back in January. Which wasn't much fun to be honest. The Doctor at the time said i could have my XRAYS to show people how bad it was, i never got around to asking whilst i was in hospital.
But when i was in hospital last week i asked how i could get them. So once i had my last appointment i phoned up and asked if i could have a copy of all the XRAYS, to which they replied yes I'll burn them too a CD for you. Impressive.

Today the CD arrived so obviously i want to show people. They maybe slightly hard to understand but I'll do my best. You need to remember that these XRAYS are a mirror image, so the right side of each XRAY is in fact my left side and visa versa. Click each picture for a bigger version.

XRAY 1

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Explanation

If you look at the right side (which is actually my left lung) compared to the left, its much darker, this is because the lung is not there as its been compressed right to the bottom. The grey fuzziness on the left side is all the airways in the lung and that's how its meant to look.


XRAY 2

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Explanation

This XRAY was taken shortly after i had the chest drain put in, you can see the pipe entering my chest on the bottom right side of my chest.

As you can see both lungs have the fuzzy texture which is the airways so this is an improvement on the previous XAY .


XRAY 3

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Explanation

This is a slightly bad XRAY unfortunately.

But if you compare the left side to the right, the right side is still a lot smaller.


XRAY 4

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Explanation

This XRAY is much clearer and you can easily see the size difference between the two.


XRAY 5

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Explanation

As you can see the right side has expanded in size compared to the previous one. Things are starting to look much better now.


XRAY 6

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Explanation

This was the latest XRAY i had taken. You can see that both lungs look pretty much the same now, there is small amount of air and fluid on the right side which is what the white area on the bottom left of the right side is.


First and Last XRAY Comparison

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Explanation

This picture shows a comparison of the first and last XRAYS that were taken. Easiest way to describe it is, any black is bad like the right side on the first picture, the grey is how its meant to be.


I hope that all makes sense, if not feel free to ask me about it, you can also view all the pics if you want to.


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