My symptoms were like that of a heart attack-shortness of breath and chest pain. After two trips to the hospital and tests,the poss.of heart problems was elimated. A lung capacity test was slightly below normal. I was treated for asthma with no improvement. Thank goodness I have a Dr. who listens! I was sent to a respiratory specialist. He sent me for xrays and a sniff test. Diagnosis was that the right side of my diaphragm was paralized. I have never heard of that. I am 72 years old and have no idea how serious this is. What am I to expect? I was told to wait 3 months and then have another chest x-ray. Then if it was OK I would have one once a year. Can you tell me anything about what to expect?
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