Well guys, no one has been able to figure out the reason for my lung problems yet. It will have been six months since I have been ill on August 23rd, ironically my birthday. I recently did another pulmonary function test and now my total lung functioning capacity is down to 55% of normal lungs and the DLCO (the way your lungs get rid of carbon monoxide according to my mom the nurse) is down to 52% of normal lungs. Good news is that I am down to 331.2 pounds. Bad news is that I cannot start this school semester because of my health. My Voc Rehab counselor at the VA has recommended that I apply for Social Security Disability since I cannot work or go to school, but she cannot write me a letter yet saying I am unemployable to the VA so I can get increased benefits until January. A lot of stress here, but still losing slowly. Between my health, my daughter's health and an impending divorce it is rough. Hopefully they can figure out what is wrong soon.