For my age and size, I would expect to get a peak flow of about 450 L/min. Before my breathing took a turn for the worst last year, my peak flows were about 250 and once I got the trach, they dropped to about 150. This week, they have been jumping around between 200 and 250!! Now that is amazing, it means that I am back to how I was before I dropped. Major achievement and no wonder I have been breathing better for it. I just did 30 mins on my wii fit and my peak flows jumped to 300! 300 is amazing, I have not had a number so high in years.
It also means that it was just me stressing about being more breathless and the feeling was probably just an adjustment thing. When you think about it, I didnt do any stairs or steps for 4 weeks and now I do them a couple of times a day, so I guess at times I am bound to feel exhausted getting to the top.
That being said, I still feel exhausted all the time and yet again fell asleep on the couch this afternoon for a further two hours. Once I awoke, I went to sit in a neighbours house for an hour. When I got back, I said I would set the table for tea and again a wave of exhaustion just hit me like a ton of bricks. I really struggled finding the energy to get up. This is something, I hope eases soon. I have a GP appointment on Thursday so I may mention it then.
Speaking of my Wii, I put a few of my favourite Wii fit games on today and did just over 30 mins in one go. The good bit about this? First attempt at some of my favourite sections and I knocked all my old scores off the top. So although I feel unfit, my ability must be better if I am able to beat my old scores without practice. Things are looking up.
In other news, my trach has now fully closed over. The scar is still pretty ugly, but it will heal and such.
This is my trach scar on my neck now.
This is the scar from my rib cartilage