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I blew a 400 on my spirometer. When I get to 350 I get to spend a week in the hospital. I'm so looking forward to it.<br><br><img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
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Ummm...<br>
Call me crazy...<br>
but that doesn't sound like a woo hoo sort of post.<br><br>
Just sayin'<br><br>
Is it allergies this time of year that makes things go south?
 

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Just luck or who knows what.<br><br>
It's woohoo. I'm home and not in the hospital. I'll be fine in a day or 2.<br><br>
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh............<br><br>
Do you have to do that every night?<br>
Or, just when you start feeling less than great?
 

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Dude, put this in context... what's a spirometer, what does it read, and what does 400 mean in relation to 350 and that which is normal.
 

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I checked it yesterday after my swim. I was about 375. I started high dose prednisone after the swim session and took my rescue inhaler a bunch of times. Today I blew a 400, so I'm getting better. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I'll be fine in a day or 2.<br><br>
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550 is normal for me. 400 is about 150ml LOW. 350 is my cutoff to call the doc and head to the ER.<br><br>
The spirometer is a tool that measures how much air I can blow out. The more out, the more in.<br><br>
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Imagine what it would be if you weren't in such good shape.
 

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I'd be in the hospital. I hate not breathing. I missed my workout tonight. I wouldn't have gotten much out of it even if I tried.<br><br>
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Not working out due to lack of oxygen is "extenuating" that's for sure.
 

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Has he mentioned that he swims with an inhaler stuffed up the sleeve of his wet-suit? And then pulls it out, takes a few puffs and swims some more.<br><br>
Sheldon, I looked back at my reading from last March 25th. I was 405.<br>
And I was happy to see 405.<br>
Now, a year later with the pneumonia gone, the sinuses healed and my little bronchioles open, I blew a 650. It's true. I'm full of hot air.<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Prednisone sucks. The hospital sucks more, though. Glad you're okay Sheldog. (I'm with Thor, though, no idea what any of those numbers really mean)
 

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Hey Sheldon, I hope you get better quickly. How long have you been asthmatic? I also have asthma, developed it in my early 20's, but it doesn't bother me anymore to the extent that it used to, rarely now actually and usually controllable right away. Never been to the hospital for that oxygen mask and never had to take liquid prednisone, like my son. Thank God. Just Flovent and of course, Ventolin.<br><br>
Question: What is a "normal" reading for the spirometer?<br><br>
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Prednisone can be problematic if taken longterm. But if you can't breathe, it can be a freakin' lifesaver.<br><br>
I wear a sleeveless wetsuit, but took that tidbit from one of Sheldon's posts to learn to stick an inhaler down my under my wetsuit and down my sport bra for open water swims. It's definitely a help. Inhaler seems to forever taste salty though. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Fell better Sheldon!
 

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I have like 4 of those from my various hospital stays. Sherry always tells you to go to the dr.<br><br>
If you want I can call you after my run later and blow in the thing and we can compare.
 

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Be careful w/your stomach. I took a 6 pack of prednisone once. And spent a week's "vacation" in the hospital..."<br><br>
This was the result...<br><br><img alt="" src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/soeur/sheeryscar.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Ewww. Sorry about the BIG picture...I can't resize b/c I gotta do an effin' swim test.<br><br><span style="font-size:300%;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">LATERZ</span></span>
 

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Feel better, Sheldon. Rest as required and take your meds and stay out of the #@%& ER. That place is dangerous.<br><br>
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am I smoking crack or did you have asthma problems after round one of the giant yard project?<br><br>
anyway, I hope you are back to normal soon, with no trips to the hospital.
 

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I'm much better today. I blew a 450 this AM so I'm going int he right direction.<br><br>
One or 2 more rest days and I'll be fine.<br><br>
Monica, I'm almost positive it was the dust and dirt from working in the yard that caused all this. Next time I wear a mask all day for sure.<br><br>
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