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I was just wondering if others have experienced / noticed either of the following;
This morning I had my usual toast for breakfast and all seemed fine for ten minutes or so. Then I started to cough, just a little and sporadically at first, but soon I was coughing violently and continuously, eyes bulging, tears streaming etc until a tiny piece of toast shot out - landing half way across the room. After a few moments relief to catch my breath the whole process repeated itself a couple more times with the same end result.
This has happened 3 or 4 times now over the past few months - the odd thing is that I am not at all aware that anything 'has gone down the wrong way' until some time after finishing a meal. There is no sensation of anything being lodged anywhere until near the end of the coughing fit when the offending particle is felt just below throat level and soon after is ejected. On previous occasions I have had it happen even hours after finishing a meal. Bread / toast seems to be the most common offender, though I've had it happen with other things too. Incidentally, I did read recently of an American man who had a pea lodged in his lung that had started to sprout and had shown up on x ray!
The second 'little thing' that I have noticed and had meant to ask about is this - my middle fingernails have gradually taken to growing in a curved manner - ie. as soon as they reach the tip of my finger they bend downwards and grow curled tight against the skin of my fingertip - so much so that I now keep them very short as otherwise I really have to poke the scissors between the nail and finger to be able to cut it. I did read that curved nails could be a sign of lung disease, so while I accept that as true, I am just curious if it has happened to anyone else? They did have a slight 'curve' for the past couple of years, but suddenly changed to this really tight curl!
Well, those are my current 'oddities' - do let me know if you are experiencing the same - or if indeed you have other 'little oddities' to add to the list (that you suspect may be related to COPD).
Love Vanessa xx
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