Six Minutes Today


Today I had my six minute walk test in NYC and it was, well, six minutes long. Nothing much you can report on a test that is given such distinct and identifiable name.

What is it? You walk up and down a corridor for six minutes while the technician looks at the digital pulse oxymeter attached to your index finger.

After a minute and a half my oxygen level dropped enough to require supplemental oxygen. Then I completed my six minutes and left.

Took me less time to walk back to the garage to get my car to drive the 75 minutes back home. The reason for taking the test? Not exactly sure to be honest. I think it is to check my Pulmonary Hypertension affect on my O2 levels. When I hear back from my doctor on the results I let you know.