Went to my pulmonologist for annual checkup today. I have not been feeling well, although exercising a good bit. Just walking, but sometimes up to 4 miles. Last year my FEV1 was 70. I was sure it would be lower this time, but she showed me the computer reading and FEV1 was 75. I almost doubt her, because I think 75 is good for a 67-year-old COPD patient, but I sure don't feel good. I actually thought I might come home with 02, but the finger gauge read 99 percent. Dropped to 95 after 6-minute walk. I also asked if I was a C02 retainer. She said no. She is so nice and so positive that sometimes I think she is sugarcoating my results. Also, I've been taking prednisone on my own for the past week and she told me to stop. But, I swear, pred is the only thing that seems to help me. I have never once felt any relief from an inhaler. Thanks for listening, and I hope all of you are breathing easy.
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