Monday, April 13, 2009

PFT's as of 4/13/09 (Improvement within!!!!!)

Well I had my clinic appointment this morning at 10am. To say I was a bit nervous would be completely accurate. Not only did I want to perform well for myself and my family, but I also wanted to perform well for you guys out there that read this blog. I wanted to show everybody that hard work can pay off and it is up to each and every one of us to grab the bull by the horns and take control of this disease.

So I bet you want to know how I did huh? Just a little history for a moment...When I went into the hospital on January 18th I was too sick to even take lung tests. About 10 days later I took the PFT's and I blew a record worse FVC of 49% and a FEV1 of 31%. By the time I was released from the hospital (50 days later!) I was blowing a FVC of 64% and a FEV1 of 51%.

My numbers today were.....(drum roll).....a FVC of 77% and a FEV1 of 61%! These numbers are actually slightly better than when I got out of the hospital in September (hospital stay before last)! Now these numbers still aren't where I want them to be and I'm going to continue to do everything I can to improve them. I've been feeling great since exercising and increasing my treatments and I'm just glad that my lung function reflects that.

I promise though that this is not the top. I will improve upon those numbers and I plan on increasing my 2 year running baseline of 80%/70%. This isn't an option for me. I said that I will do it, and God willing, I will.

Thank you everyone for your support.


5 people had something to say...:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear things are coming up! I know you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Thank you for helping me to understand some of what Phoenix is going through.

Katelyn said...

Great job! You are doing an amazing job and your hard work is paying off. Way to go :)

Graciy said...

Thank you so much for letting us know how your clinic visit went! I am so happy you did better!

Natalia Ritchie said...

woohoo!!! Nice numbers!!

About 10 years ago I got the flu and was very sick. Mid way during my stay I had a lung function of 18%!! I was 32% 2 months later when I left the hospital. Within 6months of that I was 64%. So I know that with work it can happen. Sometimes it even happens for no reason at all.

Keep up the good work kiddo!!!!

candi said...

That is AWESOME!! Keep up the good work, it does pay off... two years ago I was also 31% fev1 and finally I did my treatments faithfully and today I am around 64%... keep on going you will get there!!!