Hi folks, I don't blog often but always read yours. Anyway I had my third Spiro in May. I was quite worried as it was an early morning appointment and my lungs don't wake up until midday. Anyway it went off ok. Then me and wife took a weeks break in a fab apartment in Alcudia,Mallorca to get away from the chilly London weather.
Flew out from London City airport ( local airport ) and on our BA flight we had Arsene Wenger ( Arsenal manager ) and Roger Deacon (bass player with Queen) . My wife has always had a "thing" about Arsene so she was delighted. Anyway arrived without incident (I am ok flying ) and the point was to get some warmer weather. Although mainly sunny the wind was constant and quite cold. We also both developed bad hay fever as there were trees right outside our balcony. Anyway we like good food and wine and we enjoyed the good restaurants and fresh fish and seafood.
On my return I had to see my lung consultant ( this morning) and it was good news my lung volume has increased my FEV 1 has gone up from 36% to 42% . I generally feel better and fitter and the doc said I looked well and had made good progress. I put it mainly down to what I learnt inPulmonary Rehabilitation and strictly keeping to the exercise regime. Also I have fantastic support from my wife, I would not cope sometimes without her.
So I am pleased. I will never get better but I am learning to manage the condition.
I pray that we don't have too many winters like the last one, I may have to move abroad.
Best wishes to you all.... Adrian