Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One Year Checkup

It's been a year since I started this blog. Well, to be exact, it's been 51 weeks.

I started on this exercise trek to improve my FEV1 and today I have the results one year later. Drum roll please:

November 7, 2008
("lung capacity") FEV1 1.43 Liters (45%)
(smaller airways) FEF 25-75% 0.77 Liters (23%)

November 10, 2009
FEV1 1.38 Liters (44%)
FEF 25-75% 0.59 Liters (18%)

Over the course of the year, my highest FEV1 was in May at 1.49 Liters (47%) and my highest FEF 25-75% was in February at 0.85 Liters (25%)

Was it worth it? I don't know. It sure was a heck of a lot of work only to NOT improve one bit. The moral of the story is, I'm a 33 year old Cystic with unrecoverable lung damage. My lung age is 102 years old. I should get a medal for that at least.


PxT said...

OK, here: http://droflet.net/tmp/medal.jpg

Chris said...

think of this way, all that work to not lose lung function

NoExcuses said...

I bet you haven't been on IV's partially because of your exercise. It's amazing for your bones, mind and lungs!

FYI.... FEV1 is not lung capacity. FVC is lung capacity :)