Having an oximeter at home, I from time to time check my sats and heart rate. When I'm exercising my sats drop and my heart rate gets higher as to be expected. This has changed recently, my sats still drop but my heart rate stays low, it used to rise to around 120 but now often stay's as low as 70-80 when I'm really puffing hard.
What really made me think was after a six minute walk test at fit to breath last week the physio also commented on how low my heart rate was compared to my sats which were recovering back from 72.
I'm seeing my respiratory consultant later today and plan to ask him if it should to be looked into and whether he could put me through a treadmill test to see for himself.
Maybe I'm just to fit now eh' , anyway we'll see what he has to say this afternoon.
As you know I do a flat 3 mile river Severn walk most Mondays as part of weekly exercise routine, well this time a few of my white feathered friends were out of the water ready to greet me or eat me, one or the other.
On Tuesday I paid a visit to my dads and a Jay bird came visiting his feeding area amongst other things so I grabbed my camera once again.
Should be an interesting chat with my lung consultant later, with a bit of luck he'll say I've got this new pill which will cure you overnight, ok maybe that's wishful thinking but he may be able to tweek things a little to squeeze a few extra % lung function out of me.
We live in hope don't we Healthunlockeders and why not eh'