I spent Monday afternoon in the Pulmonologist's "torture chamber". As you can tell, I did survive it! LOL
I don't mind the test so much, except it does take a little time to recover from it. After testing I need a good 10 minutes to regain balance as the tests really make me light-headed.
The news is both good and bad.
The bad news is that I have lost some lung capacity and function.
The good news is that it isn't a large loss.
I am still not in need of any Oxygen at this time. I do have to increase usage of my inhaler and use my nebulizer more often. She also says to get as much exercise as I can tolerate. I will take that any day over what could have been the outcome.
All that being said, congratulations to everyone on whatever day of freedom from sickorettes you are celebrating.
Every day of freedom is one step farther from Nicotine Addiction. You can, and are, making this journey to a new life without Nicotine.
Take your journey in the way you need to.
One minute, one hour, one day, or one week at a time. Whatever it take to make your journey a successful one.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master