• Hi Terry Moriarty

    Six Minute Walk Clarification

    I have had 12 six minute walks over four years by 4 different institutions. Only once was the test done as you explained in your post. All four places did the test differently. What is the standard? I was approved by St Joseph Hospital in Phoenix AZ two years ago for transplant, when my disease…[Read more]

  • Hi Leontis Teryazos,

    I wanted to answer your question about stats prior to Laser treatment. My first post on Laser 2 was on February 17th and explains my oncoming of IPF a little. The month before I started Laser therapy (January),

    all of a sudden the bottom started to drop out on my pulse ox and heart rate. It had been steady for over a year of…[Read more]

  • I just finished my first month of Laser therapy at 3 times a week. I definitely feel better. After 1st month, my resting pulse ox has went from 94 – and H.R. in high 70’s to HR to 97 – and 68 HR.

    I use the treadmill 3 times a week and start at 2.7 mph and finish at 2.5 mph. Prior to treatments, I would have to stop after 1-1/2 laps as pulse ox…[Read more]

  • I now have had 6 laser treatments and am 1/2 way through the 3 a week treatments. Pulse ox slowly getting better on treadmill. Even with three inches of snow on the ground and 20 degree weather, I seem to be breathing easier. Another thing that I have noticed is that since I sleep on my side and have degenerated discs in my lower back, I always…[Read more]

  • My name is Jack Blum. In April of 2014, my VA primary Dr. heard crackling in my lungs and sent me for an xray. A month later he stated he thought I had IPF. Was sent to pulmonary at Phoenix VA Hospital. Had a lung biopsy in Oct 2014 and was verified by VA lab and Mayo Clinic that I had moderate to high levels of fibrosis. This all happened a month…[Read more]

  • Jack Blum changed their profile picture 2 months ago

  • I posted this on Laser Therapy Blog and then found Part 2. So I am posting again.
    My name is Jack Blum. In April of 2014, my VA primary Dr. heard crackling in my lungs and sent me for an xray. A month later he stated he thought I had IPF. Was sent to pulmonary at Phoenix VA Hospital. Had a lung biopsy in Oct 2014 and was verified by VA lab and…[Read more]

  • Jack Blum posted an update 2 months ago

    Charlene,
    How do I add my photo to my icon in posts?

    • Hi @jackblum,

      Good question! I just discovered this a few days ago after helping another member with it. Here are the steps:
      1. Go to your profile – on the top right-hand side of the main forums page, you should see your name. Click on there.
      2. From there, underneath the circle where you want your photo to be, and a little off to the left there…[Read more]

  • Jack Blum posted an update 2 months ago

    My name is Jack Blum. In April of 2014, my VA primary Dr. heard crackling in my lungs and sent me for an xray. A month later he stated he thought I had IPF. Was sent to pulmonary at Phoenix VA Hospital. Had a lung biopsy in Oct 2014 and was verified by VA lab and Mayo Clinic that I had moderate to high levels of fibrosis. This all happened a month…[Read more]

    • Hi @jackblum,

      Wow, thank you so much for writing to us and providing this thorough update, which no doubt in my mind, will inspire and be encouraging to many others on this site! Although I despise this cruel disease, and the fact that it is PF/IPF that brings us all together, I am so grateful for the willingness of others to share their story…[Read more]

  • Jack Blum became a registered member 2 months ago

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