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I have had some recent scares especially this one....my pft readings, I have a handheld spirometer and finger oxygen reader ( the spirometer is probably not completely accurate!)
this is past week, I had an exacerbation whee I had sob and low energy for a few hours (not severe, but enough for me to go to ER). I. Did not know it. Was an exacerbation until they found a mild patch f pneumonia, gave me breathing treatment, antibiotics and prednisone.
In the meantime, I had day surgery scheduled for a bladder issue. ER said to come back to do a cxr to see if pneumonia better. They found slight so gave it a go. Anesthesiologist and my dr cleared me for surgery. Surgery for issue was fine but they said I had a bronchospasm and big drop in oxygen. To 85. My normal is 96-98. Finally back up to 96 and I went home. They did not give me any specific info just nit to lie around and do deep breathing, which I did.
Today I feel pretty good, my oxygen is at 97. Here's the thing - my PFT's are at or a little below 2L! My recent has been between 2.226 -2.36.
I know anesthesia and pneumonia have big effect. Advise if I should go to emergency Pulmo appt? Give it a couple more days? This would mean my lung function is very low. I am not sob. Just not as much energy as usual.
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