Hi went back to the reception at my gp yesterday because was still not sure what stage i was at with the copd i have, has it was not on the print out i got last week, and she said she was sorry and had missed a page that she has now give to me.
And it says that i have mild copd and the year before that (1 april 2014) i was excluded from copd and and 14 months befor that ( january 2013 ) moderate copd. ?????
my pulse oximetry was 97% this time so a bit lower.
I do walk on incline on the treadmill a few times a week but i wanted to see what was the most i could do the treadmill and see how fit i really was
So on saturday i thought i would try a jog on tread mill and i did that for a mile at 7k and it took me 15 minites but i was in trouble after i mean short of breath and wheezing bad so sat down took my blue top ventoline inhaller and after a few mins was ok but dont think i will do that again has i am 58 now and 2 stone over wheight so need to be carefull.
Yesterday Monday i went back to the treadmill to see how far i could walk on the flat at 5k which i think is about 3 mph or just over anyway i did 6 miles that took me over 2 hours but it was my legs and soles of my feet that were acking and sore not out of breath or anything.
So was pleased with that and i think i have kept stable and not progresed much if anything with this copd.
The nurse at my gp did say a while ago that the spirometry test can sometimes be a bit diferant and its how you feel at the time.
So try keep active everyone