So here I am at clinic doing some PFT's (Pulmonary Function Test). They are trying to determine how many liters of air I can inhale into my lungs (FVC) and then how much of that air I can blow out in the first second (FEV1). They have a certain number predicted for each measure based on my age, height and weight. The last time I did these (about 3 months ago) I was 79%/61% (FVC/FEV). That means that I could get 79% of the air in that they predicted I should be able to get in, and of that air I can blow out 61% of that air in the first second. I completely normal lung can of course get 100%/100% or even above that. So what were my numbers today?
76%/59%!!! So if you're keeping score at home, I decreased a little bit from the last time I did these tests BUT they're using a slightly different system now to keep it more standard across the board at every clinic. So, in actuality, my numbers are the exact same! For the last three months my PFT's haven't declined one bit. I'll still be going into the hospital though as soon as they can get me a bed though. I feel some kind of infection going on and it's getting harder and harder to keep up with life and work and working out. So we're going to nip it in the bud before it gets worse and hopefully it will be a short stay. Wish me luck!