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#1 scampie5

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:35 AM

Hi every one,

I had the test done today, I don't really understand what he has written, however his comments were - Severe Restrictive Ventilatory Defect. This is indicated by the finding of severely reduced forced vital capacity (FVC)

Moderate Diffusion Defect. This is indicated by the finding of severely reduced diffusing capacity (Dsb). The degree of the diffusion defect is determined by the finding of a moderate reduction in the diffuse capacity in relation to the lung surface area available for gas exchange (D/VAsb).

Have to say this does not mean anything to me. :lol: Is there any one that might have a understanding please?

Lynn :thank-you:

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:48 AM

Hi Lynn,

I'm sorry that your lung function test results don't sound good and am sending some warm hugs for you.
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As far as I can tell, what they mean is that your doctor owes you an explanation for them. What really matters is whether or not this is a change for better or worse from your last lung function test, or whether it indicates stability.

When do you get to see your doctor about the test results?
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:02 AM

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for telling us the result of your lung function test.

As Shelley has advised, you should go back to your doctor/consultant and ask him to explain these details to you.

I'm sending a :emoticons-group-hug: to you as well.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:28 AM

Hi, thank you,

I see the Specialist on Thursday 9th June so hopefully will have more idea on what the results mean.

Lynn.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:26 PM

Hi Lynn,

I'm sorry to hear this. Like the others, a visit to the doctor for explanation is in order, and it sounds like you have that handled. I'll look forward to hearing what they say. Hang in there my love! :emoticons-group-hug:
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:01 PM

Hi Lynn,

Like the other ladies, I will also be waiting to read your post about your appointment withyour dr on Thursday...
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

Hi Lynn

I agree, need a doctor to interpret. Shelley said it well. I hope you let us know what it all means when you do...
Sending good wishes your way!