Not written for a while, I hope everyone is keeping well and breathing easy.
I recently had my second ever lung function test and happy to report that I seem to have made a slight improvement in my FEV1 and FVC stats.
Back in February my results were: - FEV1 2.4ltr (61%) / FVC 2.63ltr
Yesterday my results were: - FEV1 2.65ltr (68%) / FVC 2.82ltr
I am not complaining, but how is it possible that my stats have gone up?
This also puts my FEV1 / FVC ratio at 0.93 - So will above the 0.70 that indicates the presence of obstructive airflow. Although I know I have emphysema as it has shown on a CT scan that I had in October.
Other than that I am keeping well – I have not smoked for a year now and have no mucus or any trouble walking long distances. I only really get breathless when I do strenuous exercise, like running on a treadmill for 5 minutes or longer. etc