Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My PFT History

I get asked about my PFT numbers almost everyday. I'm constantly referring people to this post, so I figured I would highlight it today.

Click here to find out what a PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) is and what those numbers mean.

Click here to watch me do a PFT.

My Predicted Liters: FVC 5.09 FEV1 4.12

Results are percent of predicted numbers:

05/19/14: FVC 90% FEV1 75%
05/12/14: FVC 89% FEV1 75%
04/28/14: FVC 73% FEV1 57%
12/21/13: FVC 88% FEV1 75%
12/02/13: FVC 77% FEV1 63%
06/24/13: FVC 92% FEV1 75%
05/28/13: FVC 83% FEV1 73%
05/03/13: FVC 72% FEV1 57%
01/21/13: FVC 88% FEV1 75%
01/07/13: FVC 78% FEV1 65%
10/01/12: FVC 87% FEV1 74%
11/14/11: FVC 88% FEV1 74%
08/29/11: FVC 83% FEV1 69%
04/25/11: FVC 85% FEV1 73%
02/16/11: FVC 77% FEV1 60%
01/19/11: FVC 81% FEV1 63%
03/17/10: FVC 81% FEV1 69%
01/08/10: FVC 77% FEV1 62%
12/17/09: FVC 75% FEV1 60% (last day in hospital)
12/01/09: FVC ??% FEV1 41%
11/18/09: FVC 75% FEV1 53% (first day in hospital)
10/12/09: FVC 80% FEV1 67% (83/68 with old module)
9/11/09: FVC 72% FEV1 59%
8/24/09: FVC 72% FEV1 55%
8/07/09: FVC 78% FEV1 62%
7/28/09: FVC 79% FEV1 63% (post-treatment)
7/28/09: FVC 76% FEV1 60% (pre-treatment)
7/21/09: FVC 71% FEV1 59% (in hospital)
7/13/09: FVC 76% FEV1 59% (first day in hospital)
4/13/09: FVC 77% FEV 1 61% (five weeks out of hospital)
3/9/09: FVC 65% FEV1 51% (last day in hospital)
2/19/09: FVC 59% FEV1 47% (in hospital)
1/27/09: FVC 42% FEV1 31% (in hospital)
Started new predicted module in 2009
3/27/08: FVC 79% FEV1 68%
3/5/08: FVC 64% FEV1 54%
7/13/07: FVC 80% FEV1 70%
6/25/07: FVC 76% FEV1 56%
11/22/06: FVC 81% FEV1 73%
10/30/06: FVC 57% FEV1 35%
11/7/05: FVC 83% FEV1 71%
7/18/05: FVC 72% FEV1 43%
7/19/04: FVC 80% FEV1 66%
7/12/04: FVC 56% FEV1 35%
11/10/03: FVC 66% FEV1 45%
4/7/03: FVC 91% FEV1 85%
7/15/02: FVC 77% FEV1 59%
2/4/02: FVC 91% FEV1 86%
7/2/01: FVC 69% FEV1 51%
4/20/01: FVC 96% FEV1 87%
11/15/00: FVC 63% FEV1 44%
1/13/00: FVC 101% FEV1 97%
12/3/99: FVC 107% FEV1 102%
11/18/99: FVC 90% FEV1 66%
2/17/98: FVC 109% FEV1 100%
2/2/98: FVC 81% FEV1 58%
11/17/97: FVC 82% FEV1 59%
8/8/97: FVC 113% FEV1 104%
11/14/96: FVC 90% FEV1 77%
5/21/96: FVC 114% FEV1 105%
9/14/95: FVC 104% FEV1 100%
9/8/95: FVC 85% FEV1 76%
12/12/94: FVC 108% FEV1 111%
12/5/94: FVC 78% FEV1 67%
11/22/93: FVC 63% FEV1 57%
4/2/93: FVC 86% FEV1 84%
2/19/92: FVC 80% FEV1 87%
11/20/90: FVC 87% FEV1 84%
11/15/90: FVC 73% FEV1 68%
11/9/89: FVC 90% FEV1 78%
10/23/89: FVC 61% FEV1 49%
11/23/87: FVC 95% FEV1 91%
10/16/87: FVC 87% FEV1 77%
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9 people had something to say...:

Arnaud said...

Hey. Great blog man. I enjoyed reading as I'm going through pretty much the same thing. I had a question though when looking at your PFT numbers over the years. They change a LOT very fast a few months apart. Up and down and up. Can you explain that in any way? I'm a bit puzzled.

cheers

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

You know, I can't really explain it. The high numbers generally come after hospital stays and then I slowly decline in lung function until I'm at my low.

I'd love any suggestions on how I can try to level off my lung function.

Ronnie

Lindsay Bishop said...

I don't know about you, but the new module has succeeded in confusing me--despite getting it explained to me a billion times. I always ask them to convert back to the 'old system'.

Laura said...

you know, i came across this post awhile back, and it really helped me to understand PFTs and what it all means. I watched the video and knew what to expect the first time I went with Mike to get his PFTs! Thanks Ronnie!

Tara said...

There seems to be a big permanent drop in 2000. You never reached 100% FEV1 again. What were you doing at that time in your life? I'm just curious.

I don't have such a detailed list of mine, though I'm sure I could collect them. Mine have been very steady slow decline though. From memory, going from about 67% FEV1 at age 18 to 44% FEV1 at age 33.

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Tara- I moved out of my parents house in 2000. Coincidence?? I think not :)

Elle said...

I didnt have numbers like that until after my transplant! My first FEV1 after transplant was 51% I almost cried.

InsideCF said...

WOW, your PFT's do like mine do -bounce around. I think its b/c I am not very good at PFT's and my complaince is always changing. I honestly think I can bring ALL ym lung function back BUT its going to take alot of work -and Im trying.

I think I am going to spend the time and chart my PFT's.

Anonymous said...

wow what has happened lately dude? you've smashed it! It's good to see steadily regain lung function , provides me with inspiration!