It has now been about three months since I’ve been on oxygen 24/7 and my lungs don't seem to be bouncing back into “lets move some oxygen around” mode. I have heard through some other forums and online friends that occasionally patients with CF can go on oxygen after a bad exacerbation and recover and lower their need for oxygen. I have halfheartedly believed that MAYBE that could be MY case. So I started conducting a few experiments. Once off IVs and as back to normal as I can possibly get… I started unleashing myself. (Yes that's right… FREEDOM)
Experiment #1- Taking Off the Oxygen at Rest
My results currently are as follows:
Experiment #2- SLOWLY Walk a Short Distance and Take Deep Breathes (walked from one end of driveway to the other.. (it’s about two car lengths)
So, That was my last science experiment for the time being, and If I ever get the urge to play scientist again, I’ll make sure to have witnesses.