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save the last dance. aka bad news.

By Jaqui ·
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The lab test last week, got the results from the Doc this week.

hmm, FEV1 to FVC ratio 33% of norm.
FEV1 at 1.11 litre 29%
FVC at 3.31 litre 70%

all of which translates into, glad the doc got me on bronchial dilators when she did, another month later and I would likely have to be on oxygen 24/7.

my breathing is completely hooped.
Severely reduced capacity, Severely reduced effectiveness, significant volume of air trapped and not being exhaled and severe emphysema. only very partially reversible.

kind of explains the serious lack of energy, and significant loss of focus.
can't stay focused on one thing for more than about 10 minutes. [ movies, reading, physical activities. ]

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That sucks, man

by cmiller5400 In reply to save the last dance. aka ...

I'm going through a similar process with my Mom. She has COPD and Sarcoidosis which in turn cause her to have chronic bronchitis. She is on Symbicort and it barely helps. She can't even walk 50 feet with out huffing and puffing and hacking and coughing up gobs of crap. (please excuse me while I go retch in the corner, I don't have the stomach for that stuff )

Lung diseases are hard. You have my thoughts and prayers.

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well

by Jaqui In reply to That sucks, man

the atrivent I'm on gives a 15% improvement right away.
and it actually reduces the hacking up of crud from the lungs 90%

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Sorry to hear this news, Jaqui

by Michael Jay In reply to save the last dance. aka ...

You know we folks are thinking about you.

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Damn, bro.

by seanferd In reply to save the last dance. aka ...

I hope you see some improvement. From what I've known about you, you already have enough crap to contend with.

Dance saved. (And backed up.)

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On a comical positive

by NexS In reply to save the last dance. aka ...

You can rename it to Clinical Can'tbefuckeditis.

But on the serious note, all the best in your treatments, etc.

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Oh, thats terrible news

by AV . In reply to save the last dance. aka ...

I hope your doctors will find a good way to treat it. Medicine can be real effective when you find the right one. Feel better soon and lots of {{{HUGS}}}

AV

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Oh, man

by NickNielsen In reply to save the last dance. aka ...

That rots. Hope they can find a way to improve matters. Best of luck.

Aside: I take a [forced] week off of doing anything more than monitoring my subscriptions and I come back to this. It was a pretty nice day up to this point...

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Oh, man

by NickNielsen In reply to save the last dance. aka ...

That rots. Hope they can find a way to improve matters. Best of luck.

Aside: I take a [forced] week off of doing anything more than monitoring my subscriptions and I come back to this. It was a pretty nice day up to this point...

Edit: Double post? Again? How?

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Not bad news, Jaqui

by santeewelding In reply to save the last dance. aka ...

Just, news.

"Bad" only gets in the way. You are past that point.

If it helps, you have my encouragement. I think you have the encouragement of us all.

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