Jump to content

Hang onto your hat: Sclero Forums Upgrade May 14-21, 2017!! The Forums will be offline for up to 4 days, and then will return with an entirely new look and feel.


Lung tested again!

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 sherrytrifle


    Bronze Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
  • Location:UK

Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:53 AM

Hi everyone
I kept my lung function appointment. Because I didn't have a current haemoglobin result to hand
TLCO 57%, however was told its probably over 60%.

VA - volume (total lung surface available for gas exchange) 81%.

KCO (rate of carbon monoxide uptake) 72%.

I was told my reduced lung performance is probably due to restriction of lungs by muscles rather than any scarring of tissue. Seems consistent since 09. So no worse

#2 Joelf


    Star Ruby Member

  • ISN Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,905 posts
  • Location:West Sussex

Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:12 PM

Hi Sherrytrifle,

I'm very pleased to hear that your lung function has remained stable since 2009. :high-five:

Long may your good results continue! :emoticons-yes:
Jo Frowde
ISN Assistant Webmaster
SD World Webmaster
ISN Sclero Forums Manager
ISN News Manager
ISN Hotline Support Specialist
ISN Chat Host
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

#3 sherrytrifle


    Bronze Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
  • Location:UK

Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:01 PM

Many thanks joelf

#4 Jeannie McClelland

Jeannie McClelland

    Senior Gold Member

  • ISN Support Specialists
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,696 posts
  • Location:in the Rocky Mountains of the USA

Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:02 PM

'No change' and 'stable' are some of the nicest words we can hear! That's great news, long may it continue so. :emoticons-yes:
Jeannie McClelland
(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services
(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager
(Retired) ISN Blog Manager
(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide
(Retired) ISN Artist
International Scleroderma Network

#5 Amanda Thorpe

Amanda Thorpe

    Platinum Plus Member

  • ISN Senior Support Specialist
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,925 posts
  • Location:U.K.

Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:02 PM

Hello Sherrytrifle

Yep, that's good news alright! I hope you have much more to share with us in the future!

Take care and keep posting.
Amanda Thorpe
ISN Sclero Forums Senior Support Specialist
ISN Video Presentations Manager
ISN Blogger

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Assistant Manager

(Retired) ISN Email Support Specialist
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)