Hello! I am a 48yo male, and I quit smoking about 30 days ago (10-15 cigs a day for about 30 years). I went in for a physical exam, the MD congratulated me for quitting nicotine and gave me a chest x-ray. These are the results, I didn't speak the MD upon getting this info, it was given to me by the nurse. She said this isn't bad. I have a follow-up in about 2 weeks.
I can only guess if the doc didn't call me back then these aren't terrible...not great, but not terrible. But I don't know.
The results were:
"2 views of the chest show the heart is normal in size. No acute infiltrate is seen. Lungs are hyperexpanded suggesting some due to degree of COPD. The costophrenic angles are clear. Bony structure seen are unremarkable. Aorta is mildly tortuous."
Should I get an appointment sooner than 2 weeks? Of course, if this is bad I'll go back ASAP. I have no desire to smoke anymore, and I've started a walk/run regimen. Can I please get a translation? Thanks for any and all help.