Hi all, I had a spirometry last Wednesday followed by a chat with my consultant. She told me that my lungs are operating at 50% capacity but only 25% gas exchange.
Put in simple terms I am operating on half a lung. I find it quite amaizing that I can do what I can even if oxygen turbo boosting is needed when my throttle is opened.
There are all sorts of changes coming on that bumpy road ahead. Discussions are underway on removing the Intravenous filter, inserted to stop the large blood clot in my upper right leg from breaking up and reaching my heart or lungs, taking me off warfarin, reducing my steroid dose, loseing yet more weight. The final stage of the lung transplant assessment, signing the surgeons consent forms on Monday.
It seems that there is never a dull moment in my life but thats how it is for us with damaged lungs, so 'It is what it is and we get on don't we'.
Good Luck and Health to you all.