Safety critical workers medical

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hi all 

I have to have the above medical in a few weeks time, I'm a bit worried because I have mild cops, has anyone been in this situation. They do a spirometry test 

any advice would be great ( or should I just stop working ) 

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    Safety critical workers medical, I think you probably need to ask your employer or other employees about what that involves.

    You ask about a spirometry test, its no big deal for someone with mild COPD - Just wondering how you got a diagnosis without having a spirometry test.?

    If you are feeling unwell, not well enough to work, talk to your GP who can advise you.

     

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    If you're in the States you'll want to work as long as you possibly can as length of work at highest earnings hugely impact any disability &/or pension. (Then there's the psyche-emo side ,, )

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    Hello Paul,  I think we need more information.  Age, smoker, asthma, copd, just how long have your symptoms been going on?  General information would be helpful.  However, the spirometry test is a no brainer.  You will have several different ones.  Blowing into a computer tube, or being inside a tube.  It depends on whether you are seeing a pulmonologist or a respiratory therapist.  I don't know if you are in the U.S. or where in the world, but make sure you get a good Pulmonologist and a Great Internal Medicine who will keep each other informed of what is going on with you.  I keep a folder with all my tests, the results, the prescriptions and all hospitalizations in it, so that at an given time the can see what I have been through.  I find it much easier than trying to keep it in my head.  I also record my doctors appointments on my telephone, Video them, so if I get confused or my husband isn't with me, I can just play it  for him or the other doctors if they haven't gotten reports.  So, there are several things you need to get prepared for.  The tests are a breeze so don't fret those.  Just get yourself prepared for whatever may be a new adventure and journey in life.....You have a lot of living to do.

     

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      Thanks for all the replays 

      I'm 50 years old, X smoker , yes I have had four s/test done in the past 

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