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Interesting Test Results

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  1. wickedalibi

    wickedalibi Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2010
    montana
    I live in a superfund clean up area. We had a vermiculite mine here and the stuff is all over. It causes asbestosis. The public here is entitled to free lung screening. (xray and a spirometer test) 4 people from my family went for screenings.
    Me (32 year, 2 PAD smoker, vaping for the last 7 years)
    My husband (never smoked lived with a smoker 25 years)
    My mom (never smoked lived with a smoker 35 years)
    My sister (current smoker 26 years, 1 PAD)
    Results, (fvc % of air you can exhale), (fev % of air exhaled in the first second)
    Me fvc 99%, fev 108%
    My husband fvc 86%, fev 91%
    My mom. fvc 91%, fev 98%
    My sister fvc 81%, fev 86%
    Everyone's xays were clear except for my sister who has the beginnings of COPD. She has one of my spare Povaris, maybe this will wake her up.
     
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  2. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    Sugar Hill, Georgia
    I work with asbestos and as a result, I have to take those tests annually. Before I quit smoking, I was border line for needing to find a different line of work. I wasn't breathing well enough to be approved for some of the respirators we use .
    Fast forward 6 years.... Apparently, I have the lung function of a never smoker. Amazing .
     
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  3. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Those results were very encouraging, thanks for sharing them. LOL, my doc hasn't made me blow through the tube, he wants me to wait at least a year, "So the results are more encouraging." But, he thinks they will be, although it's really hard not to improve from "having the lungs of a 90 year old woman." That was my result the last time I was tested.

    At the time, it didn't phase me a bit, I was like, "Okay, so I'm pretty active for a 90 year old woman. I get around, I exercise, etc."

    The 18 month pneumonia was more sobering, but I am looking forward to learning if my lungs have gone backward in time, :D.

    Anna
     
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  4. Richard Winter

    Richard Winter Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2018
    United Kingdom
    To share my experience, I was a smoker for 40 years. I decided to try vaping because I was beginning to get short of breath and was weezing.
    It has been the best thing I've ever done. Ive been. Vaping for 4 yrs now and the weezing and shortness of breath has gone.
    Last year I had a medical and did a lung function test. The result of that showed that I have a lung function age of 36......wicked. Now I'm trying to find other option to bring the rest of my body to that age haha.
     
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  5. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    When you do, let me know. Im almost 55 and would like to feel 36 again...lol
     
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  6. wickedalibi

    wickedalibi Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2010
    montana
    Or feel up a 36 year old:shock:
     
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  7. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    :w00t:
     
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  8. ilporcupine

    ilporcupine Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2018
    IL, Duh
    Man, that is terrific. I think I may be too far along. They said I had "emphysema like changes", so wouldn't pin it down. Still hopeful for improvement.
     
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  9. LewisW295

    LewisW295 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2015
    South Glamorgan, Wales
    Vaping for nearly 3 years now and not much improvement in my own lung function. But I do eat like a pig so possibly cardiac related instead.
     
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  10. Richard Winter

    Richard Winter Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2018
    United Kingdom
    Fingers crossed ilporcupine, hope you get some improvement.
     
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  11. Richard Winter

    Richard Winter Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2018
    United Kingdom
    I will do lol.
     
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  12. TyPie

    TyPie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2013
    New Joisey (aka NJ)
    I think you may need the surgery for some of those other things......lol.
     
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  13. Richard Winter

    Richard Winter Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2018
    United Kingdom
    I cant afford surgery, im spending far too much money on my vaping habit lol
     
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  14. ilporcupine

    ilporcupine Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2018
    IL, Duh
    I have a 95 year old mother. She ain't fast, but she's sharp. And I wish my lungs were as good as hers are.
     
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