So I HAD an appointment this morning at 9am to do a Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test to see what else may be causing my shortness of breath and fatigue. Well yesterday afternoon I received a text saying my appointment was cancelled. Needless to say I had a meltdown. I called the VA and with enough pushing I got the tech who does the test on the phone. She told me they are cutting appointments due to the Coronavirus and after reading my file she didn't think I was urgent. I politely let her have it and she re-scheduled me for this Monday at 9am. Well 24 hours later (TODAY) she calls back and says the VA received a message from the President that any Pulmonary or Cardio exercise testing has to be cancelled unless urgent so she had to cancel my test. I about lost it! I told her that if she hadn't taken it upon herself to cancel the first appointment I had scheduled for TODAY at 9am, I would have been in an out before the Presidents email arrived around 12:30pm. So now my ONLY option is to just sit and deal with this SOB until I need to be seen in the ER. I am flabbergasted sometimes with our Health Care system here in the US. Then to add to this lovely day now Los Angeles is on LOCK DOWN for the Coronavirus. So I'll just be working from home struggling to breathe day in and day out until someone at the VA calls me back to reschedule. They told me they don't know when that will be. This just seems so unfair. I'm not complaining about a rash or a bad knee. It's my heart for crying out loud!!! Good times! GOOD TIMES!! Well that was my rant. Everyone PLEASE BE SAFE! Wash your hands, stay 6 feet apart and take extra precautions with all that you do. Like my father always said... This too shall pass! Amen!